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    B-pillar rattle

    I've got an annoying rattle coming from my drivers B-pillar (seatbelt exit area) - its very light 'ticking' kind of sound - driving me mad as its location means its basically right near my ear!!!

    Anybody had similar or knows what it is likely to be (don't know what parts/items are fixed within this b-pillar area that could cause this sort of noise)

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    Seat belt holders/runners? If you've got a few tools i'd have a go at whipping the cover off and have a looksy



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    wouldn't know where to start - presume its a pull off part in some way as no visible fixings???

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    I had a similar sound that turned out to be seat belt as mentioned above, I just pulled at the seat belt loads and the noise has now stopped

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    how do you mean? just keep pulling the belt all the way out unwinding and rewinding? (without taking anything apart?)

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    just a little of to and fro with the belt maybe 3-4 inches to engage the clicking sound, I did this about 40-60 times and it sorted it

    I knew it was the belt making the clicking sound as I drove with the belt off and it wasn't doing it

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    thats interesting ill try that to test (driving with belt off)

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    If stansmith were size 7 or 8 I would've snapped em in no time. Glwts mate

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    Hi Steve184. Got exactly the same faint ticking sound from the same area. Would be interested to know if you resolved the issue and how? Cheers.

 

 

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