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    Boot Rattle!

    Hi

    Just wondering if anyone else has a rattle in a mk4 astra its coming from the boot but i dont know where lol, has this happened 2 anyone else?

    cheers

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    I have a similar issue actually - it sounds like plastic creeking. I thought it maybe the boot brake light cover rubbing.

    Haven't got round to investigating it as of yet!

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    Join the club, i've got 2 layers of dynamat on three seperate skins to the boot and it still rattles like buggery.

    I've also stuffed it full of tea towells to take up air space but it still rattles. There is a small vent in the floor IIRC which is there to release air pressure (?) which will always rattle.

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    Edit* I'll keep it to PM

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    yeah it sounds like a plastic rattle, but it only happens when the bood lid is down, i was thinking it could be the plastic panel where the grab handle for the boot is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himesh View Post
    yeah it sounds like a plastic rattle, but it only happens when the bood lid is down, i was thinking it could be the plastic panel where the grab handle for the boot is?
    It will be the vent, i'm 99% sure it will.

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    I used to have a similar rattle in one of my previous mk4's - turned out it was the rear numberplate vibrating.

    I got some really strong doublesided tape to keep it pressed against the body underneath it and it stopped

    Might be worth looking at that if you haven't already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevesAstra View Post
    It will be the vent, i'm 99% sure it will.
    thats lame, have you found a cure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opel-astra04 View Post
    I used to have a similar rattle in one of my previous mk4's - turned out it was the rear numberplate vibrating.

    I got some really strong doublesided tape to keep it pressed against the body underneath it and it stopped

    Might be worth looking at that if you haven't already?
    that cured one of the rattles but there is a new rattle now lol

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