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    Glovebox Rattle Fix

    The only rattle in my Mirage was coming from the glovebox compartment. Driving over bumps and such, it was quite loud! There are rubber stoppers inside the glovebox (toward the front), but the source of the noise is coming from the openings where the glovebox clips into. The clip openings are too wide, making the glovebox rattle up/down inside the opening.

    One member of the forum suggested using magnetic tape to fill-in the gap to make for a tighter seal. I found by using commercially available weatherstrip seal (self adhesive foam) the fix was even better. For about $3 you can get it (I used extra large).

    At first, the glovebox will be tight to close, but once the foam adjusts to the pressure, it works brilliantly, and the glovebox itself feels like it has a nice cushion! Interestingly, the foam seems to have more pressure on the right side of the box (the left uses little pressure). Regardless, the glovebox is perfectly aligned and closes tightly! Take a look at the pics below...

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    What a awesome inexpensive OEM looking fix! Great job!

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    By jove - brilliant!

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    Great idea!!! I do hear a rattle sometimes and will try this!

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    I do get that sometimes. It goes away opening and closing the box.

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    The glovebox rattles in my Space Star, too. The garage is not able to fix the problem, but I got car door protector foam for christmas and thought of such an solution, too.
    Mitsubishi Space Star 1.2:
    Daihatsu Cuore L251:

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    Can the rubber stoppers for the glovebox be turned in/out, like the stoppers for the hood and rear hatch?

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    Good idea. I'll have to check.

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    Great fix. I've added it to the mods list!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Can the rubber stoppers for the glovebox be turned in/out, like the stoppers for the hood and rear hatch?
    That's not how it works..


    Last edited by Eggman; 04-12-2016 at 07:38 PM.

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