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How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.
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Post How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

A lot of Bravos have a rattle behind the dashboard so here's a guide on how to fix the most probable cause for this issue. It's a 5 minute job and doesn't require any tools.

1. Inside the engine bay, locate a little removable cover on the right side of the trim covering the lower edge of the windscreen as shown on the pic.

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2. Don't try to open it by force or with a screwdriver. Remove the rubber seal from the right so you can slide out the little cover easily.

3. Locate a loose plug inside the empty space as shown on the photo. That's the culprit.

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4. Slide your hand slowly, be careful, the black plastic is quite sharp.

5. Grab the plug and pull it out.

6. Hang the plug on the edge of the opening and put the cover back over it.

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7. Put the rubber seal back and you're done

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re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Excellent
Another option could be to wrap the connector in foam and stick it down with double sided Velcro?
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Re: GUIDE: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

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Excellent
Another option could be to wrap the connector in foam and stick it down with double sided Velcro?
I don't think it's a good idea as that space is for water drainage. anything you add there could just jam it and cause problems.

And why would you look for solutions that are more complicated?
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Re: GUIDE: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Isn't that where Fiat put it?
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Isn't that where Fiat put it?
The foam and double sided tape you want to add would come loose with water and then jam the conduit. Not the plug.

The wipers mechanism is also there and could get jammed.
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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Nice Guide, please note @Tad-bravo I have moved this to the Bravo guide section and have re-uploaded the pictures as attachments so they don't break in the future
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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

I am going out right now to try this!
I have been fighting the dashbord rattle for quite some time.

Thank you for the guide!
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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Hi, I have this rattle on my 08 t-jet 150 but inside the space there is no plug. I've checked and doubled checked and it is not there. Is there anything else I can try to stop the rattle?

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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

I had a look and did not see any switch I have a 8 plate bravo
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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Having had a look, I believe this issue only affects LHD Bravos.
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Re: How to fix the rattle behind the dashboard.

Couldn't find much about it on the net, does anyone what the plug is actually for?
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