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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Vibrating noise driver side

I've had this extremely annoying vibrating noise on the driver dash area after about 500 miles. It almost sounds like a blown speaker attempting to push some bass or plastic vibrating out of control. At first I would only notice it when driving over bricked sections of road but later it would happen when the road was a little harsh. I'm not even at 1500 and I hate going to the dealership, so I tried a bunch of little things to figure it out. And I think I finally did.



It seems that on my steering column cover that the lever and the cover tend to vibrate into each other. For right now I've wedged a cotton ball between it and I haven't heard the noise since. When I go to the dealer I will have them fix it. I'm quickly learning that the build quality of this car is much different than my 2006 VW GTI, and I'm seeing why this car is just about the same weight even though its much bigger.

If anyone else is having this issue, I hope this helps! When driving the sound has the illusion of coming from more forward on the dash, like behind the left a/c vent, but when knocking on the steering column from under I was able to create the exact noise again and hopefully found the culprit.
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Have you tried to latch the lever off and on..tilt and telescope the column, play around a bit prior to locking it in position? It could stop the rubbing to cause the noise vibration. The dealer should fix this under warranty.

Oh yeah, our previous Teutonic rides (mine was a 2000 B5 Variant) are typically "overbuilt/over-engineered" by design (them Germans ), compared to our current Sky-Activ lightweight Japanese M6.
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Yeah, if I were to push the coloum in all the way, I bet the noise would go away, but that then would change my comfort of driving. I think my cover is just bad mold and flexes in too much towards the bottom where the cotton ball is.
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I had the same issue in my 6. The lever would touch the molding when it was in the locked position and they would vibrate against each other when going over bunps. I used some quarter inch foam insulation with the sticky backing and put two pieces in there to isolate the lever from the molding. Worked like a charm...no more vibration.
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I stuck the soft side of a piece of velcro in there, attached it to the column. The lever is off center and rubs against the plastic. Mazda put something like that on there from the factory, but it is mounted too low to do any good.
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Thanks you very much, i told the dealership and they said it was my aftermarket intake.. hahahah
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