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2016 Mazda 6 Screen Rattle Issue

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I am experiencing a very annoying rattle sound every time I hit a bump on the road. The source of the sound seems to be coming from the infotainment system, or right below it.
Has someone experienced this before? Any ideas how to take it apart and investigate what could be the cause?

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There's another recent thread on this. Basically if it's the same noise I had its simply a little play in how the screen mounts to the dash. I used very thin foam sheets and gently stuck them down behind the screen and the dash with a trim tool. You don't need much foam to gently push the screen slightly forward. Had the noise when the car was new and after the foam fix it went away. But be gentle and don't use a lot of foam. I'll try to snap a picture later of the location on the dash.

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Thanks ocramida. I think I know where you are asking to place the foam sheets, there's an ever so slight gap behind the nav screen. But just in case, a photo would really help.

As far as inserting the foam sheets, do I need to insert them such that it simply fills that gap, or do I need to stuff them deeper down?

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Have the same exact problem. I am going to try what ocra is suggesting as well.
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Have the same exact problem. I am going to try what ocra is suggesting as well.
Hi guys sorry it took so long to get back. Been busy. Here is a picture of the seam between the screen and the dash. I pushed the foam in there deep so you won't see it

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Thanks ocramida, that gap turned out to be a lot narrower than I expected. Is 2mm thick foam sheet going to do it? Or do I need to find something even thinner?
Was thinking of getting this one and just cutting it to size: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Foam-Shee...lack/127347104

If you have a link to something better, would you mind sharing? Thanks again!
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The may work. I had some left over foam from a project I did a few years back and can't remember its thickness. It is a very small gap. I had to use a trim tool to gently stuff it back there.

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I was experiencing a creak/tick from the info-tainment screen over sharp impacts, too.

I cut a 5x3/4x1/4" piece off a chunk of home insulation foam. Wedged it down behind the screen and problem solved!


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So I bought some very thin pieces of foam. I started with trying to squeeze two thin pieces in there but it wasn't going in as without significant pressure being applied. So I tried it with one piece and it still took some work to get it to fit in, but I was able to get it tucked in nicely.

Impressions: The original creaking sound is pretty much gone but I think the solution is to to ultimately get two thin pieces rather than one because there is still a slight give and I can hear the back side of the screen rubbing on the foam piece when i go over bumps. I'm just afraid I may break it trying to remove the one I have in there already and shove in two pieces, so I may leave it as is or at least until it I find it unbearably annoying.

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Should have mentioned that I actually folded over one thin piece of foam when I did it.

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