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rattle behind rear bumper

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by FranA3, Jul 28, 2010.

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    [Jul 28, 2010]
    hi there folks basicly when ive got my music on there is a rattle coming from behind the rear bumper i think does anyone know how to stop it or what it is as it sounds terrible oh ive got the audi concert cd radio thanks in advance
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    I think mine is the same. Can you also hear it when you close your door? Open the boot and it stops?
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    yes and yes thats exactly what its like lol any ideas on what it is , its doing my head right in haha
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    i have a similar thing but my boot is totally stripped and my arch linings at rear are out so mine could be a loose bracket but i thought mine was the exhaust heat shield...
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    couldn't be music with your car then lol , i haven't checked the heat shield yet might have a poke around tomorrow but it does sound like its more behind the bumper
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    nice car by the way kev
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    thanks man....

    Well i have a similar rattle but i have had all mine stripped out and dynamated and then trims put back lol..


    and might be the music it does have a bit of a kick to it lol...
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    License plate rattle from the bass?
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    mine is sticky padded out and it even happens if i remove plate lol...
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    Hmmm... Kev yours is pretty much stripped out isn't it?

    Maybe boot shelf if it's still there or some component on spare wheel tools? Just trying to think of something basic that maybe easy to overlook...
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    lol i aint got no tools in there matey and could maybe shelf will have to have a look
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    not my plate either its coming from the bumper area i think it could be the metal bar behind the bumper i'll take the bumper off sometime and see if it is
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    I've got a sneaky feeling there's a flap of some kind which lets air pressure out of the car when doors are closed etc and it could be that........
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    mmm could be something to check out thanks
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