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Re: 500 Rattle

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Does anybody have a rattle from the plastic under the steering wheel where the air bag is? I'm not too concerned as it stops when I put my hand on it but happens when going round corners at 50 or over bumps. Also hear a slight clunk when going over speedbumps. Just had mot so sure everything should've been fine but intrigued what these could be. Not worried just curious.


I get a noise like a corrugated plastic tube being dragged along something notchy, it only does it once a journey. Anyone got any ideas?
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I let my boyfriend hear the clink over speedbump noise tonight when I was driving (he drove it through week and said he couldn't hear anything) and he said it's likely my drop links causing this. Would these not have been picked up on its mot? Supposedly it's because on some speedbumps one wheels up and the other down. Also how much damage can this cause if I can't get into a garage for 3 weeks until I'm on holiday?

The rattling under steering drives me mental but I've got so use to just pressing in the plastic now
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I let my boyfriend hear the clink over speedbump noise tonight when I was driving (he drove it through week and said he couldn't hear anything) and he said it's likely my drop links causing this. Would these not have been picked up on its mot? Supposedly it's because on some speedbumps one wheels up and the other down. Also how much damage can this cause if I can't get into a garage for 3 weeks until I'm on holiday?



The rattling under steering drives me mental but I've got so use to just pressing in the plastic now


The knee airbag is held in at the bottom by a screw each side and is clipped into the dash at the top. It sits on a metal rail where it screws into it. I imagine one of the screws has come loose. Push the seatbelt and get a torx screwdriver up there. Try tightening g it a bit.
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The knee airbag is held in at the bottom by a screw each side and is clipped into the dash at the top. It sits on a metal rail where it screws into it. I imagine one of the screws has come loose. Push the seatbelt and get a torx screwdriver up there. Try tightening g it a bit.
Thank you will so this today hopefully. Silly que, but what's the seatbelt to do with it?
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Thank you will so this today hopefully. Silly que, but what's the seatbelt to do with it?


Seatbelt? Sorry missed that. What's up with the seatbelt?
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Seatbelt? Sorry missed that. What's up with the seatbelt?

No nothing. It just you said to push the seatbelt and then use a torx screw. Not sure what I'm to do with the seatbelt though. I'm Probably just being dumb x
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Think that's a mis type push the seat back(wards) ? not seatbelt?
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Oh, sorry, predictive text on my ipad. Should have read, push the seat back to give you room to crawl under the dash. Get a torch and have a feel around, you'll see the two silver torx screws. Make sure you tighten rather than loosen. You don't want it to fall down one side.

Might be wise just to remove the earth terminal first, just in case.
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Thank you. What a div, I could've worked that out actually.

Also, with regards to the noise under car when over speedbumps and the possibility this could be drop links, is that likely? I'd never heard of them before but supposedly they're common to go. Not sure why they weren't noticed on my mot though.
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Thank you. What a div, I could've worked that out actually.



Also, with regards to the noise under car when over speedbumps and the possibility this could be drop links, is that likely? I'd never heard of them before but supposedly they're common to go. Not sure why they weren't noticed on my mot though.


Not familiar with that type of mechanicals of the car. Many on here will be able to advise though.
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This is what the strut looks like the drop link is in the plastic bag on the lower left, its a rod with a ball joint at each end that connects to the anti roll bar to help keep the car flat when going round a corner of the make a banging noise when failed going over bumps, grab hold of it and see if there's any play in either joint or even if one end has come right out, play probably would not have been noticed at mot but totally bust should have been.
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Thank you. I'm hoping that's all it is and not anything major. My suspension and shock absorbers were on MOT and fixed so rules them out. Only advisory with the exhaust was the back box skin was corroded so rules that out too.
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Don't worry about it but try and see if it's one side only by driving overy the smaller type speed hump wheels over just one side to try and pin it down, nothing loose inside the car or in boot? Empty can under seat?
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Will do that today. Loads of speedbumps en route to my nanas so I'll check then doing it to both sides. Nope, I've checked in my boot, checked my spare tyres completely screwed in tight. I have a bottle of de-iver and scraper behind the drivers seat but it's not that.
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So it's fine when my left tyres on the speedbumps, but makes the noise when my drivers front tyre is on the bump.
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