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    Rattle in the boot...

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    Has anyone experienced a rattle in the boot, it sounds like the floor tray is bouncing up and down when going over bumps at the rear?

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    Rattle in the boot...

    Parcel shelf or the mounts at either side of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby View Post
    Hey

    Has anyone experienced a rattle in the boot, it sounds like the floor tray is bouncing up and down when going over bumps at the rear?

    Cheers

    Dave
    I have that. I assumed it was because I have stowed some stuff under the floor. I'll investigate further.
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    rear spring broken?

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    Its driving me mad.. the car is only 8 months old..

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    Trunk monkey?

    Trunk Monkey 4 - Theft retrieval system - YouTube

    Sorry couldn't resist. Parcel shelf or something loose under flooring sounds more likely.
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    Escaped rattle snake?

    Is it not your spare wheel or tools?
    Ill try stuff out! If you never try and never fail, you will never know and never learn.

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    Re: Rattle in the boot...

    Iv got a rattle with the sub box in the boot if that helps

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    Contraband not secured properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby View Post
    Hey

    Has anyone experienced a rattle in the boot, it sounds like the floor tray is bouncing up and down when going over bumps at the rear?

    Cheers

    Dave
    It'll be the parcel shelf, knobby; mine did it from day one. Solution: two pieces of 5-mm thick self-adhesive foam, say 25mm long, stuck to the (hard) plastic support - where the shelf meets, will do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsuk View Post
    Escaped rattle snake?

    Is it not your spare wheel or tools?
    Spare wheel in an RS3? I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45bvtc View Post
    It'll be the parcel shelf, knobby; mine did it from day one. Solution: two pieces of 5-mm thick self-adhesive foam, say 25mm long, stuck to the (hard) plastic support - where the shelf meets, will do the trick.
    Don't suppose you have a picture of yours?

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    mabe a baby with a rattle snuck in there for a ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby View Post
    Don't suppose you have a picture of yours?
    Here go Dave (knobby): this is what works for me; I used a 2-pieces of 5mm thick x 14mm wide (just because I had some) self adhesive foam tape and affixed it to both sides of the parcel shelf, problem solved.

    Note: the smaller piece is in the right position and is more effective, as can be seen from the indentations.

    My car does have the luggage net on the underside of the parcel shelf, however, and if that is used with more than a couple of microfibre cloths, then it's far more noisy (tsk).

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    Brilliant thanks. Going to pop into my local hardware store tomorrow to see if I can buy some..

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    I have same issue. Possibly lose floor cover of floor tray despite having stuff on top of it although not heavy enough.

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    I don't think this issue is exclusive to the RS3!

    I was reading on an American site that it might also be the parcel shelf Blind - if fitted - knocking against the shelf.
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