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Vibration/Rattle from MMI Screen?

Wild Bob Oct 23, 2018

  1. Wild Bob

    Wild Bob New Member

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    Hi,
    Anyone had any experience of a creaking/vibration from the MMI screen on the dash? Happens usually at speed and going over bumps in the road - It sounds like the MMI screen assembly is making the noise as if I hold it when purposefully going over bumps/cats eyes to replicate it seems to stop....

    Had a good look for similar on here and found nothing....annoying as it's not 100% persistent - just seems to be certain speed/road condition that causes it...

    Anyone seen anything similar??

    WB
     
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  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    None at all on mine, sorry...
     
  4. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 Active Member Team Brilliant Black TDi Audi A4 Black Edition S tronic

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    My car does suffer from this.
    I have just resorted to making sure that the radio is just that little bit louder.
    I am waiting on a new car coming soon (WLTP Fiasco) so just living with it for now tbh.
     
  5. Simonwhite2000

    Simonwhite2000 2017 S5 Coupe Daytona Grey

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    Mine does it - turns out its not the screen is the band of aluminium trim below it. If I place my thumb against the trim just under or above the air con screen it stops.
     
  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Had a similar creaking sound on mine around the MMI.

    Cost pennies and took minutes to fix.

    I just put 2 small felt sticky back pads underneath the dash in the areas the creaking is coming from.

    No more creaks for years now.
     
  7. Wild Bob

    Wild Bob New Member

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    Sounds sensible - I presume pads between the MMI and trim would probably sort it....I may have a tinker...
     
  8. Addict

    Addict Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar problem on my B9 RS4. When the engine hit 2000 revs it rattles / buzzed. Took ages to sort it as they kept thinking they had fixed it so it was back and forth 3-4 times. Not sure what they did eventually but maybe something was unclipped somewhere.

    Strangely enough though I noticed only today it’s something similar again. But this time it sounds like an actually speaker rattle at certain tones / pitch levels when playing music. Not what you should expect from a B&O speaker!


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  9. Simonwhite2000

    Simonwhite2000 2017 S5 Coupe Daytona Grey

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    My central BnO speaker vibrates without any music playing and the passenger door one resonates very easily. Very poor quality fittings. The merc and bmw have a metal style grille and doesn’t seem to have the same problems. When mine goes in for the oil change next month I’m getting these things looked at.
     
  10. Wild Bob

    Wild Bob New Member

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    A4A4 - sounds like you fixed a reasonably common issue - any photo available of where you placed the pads? I can't find a gap big enough :)
     
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  11. Filipão

    Filipão Active Member Audi S4

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    No pics, no fix... ;-)
     
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  13. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    I just lifted up (slightly) the plastic trim away where the noise was coming from using plastic trim removal tool.

    Then placed two felt pads underneath

    But your creaking maybe coming from a different area and mine is a B8.5 model.
     
  14. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    This worked for me.

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  15. Filipão

    Filipão Active Member Audi S4

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    @A4A4 Thanks so much!
     
  16. Wild Bob

    Wild Bob New Member

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    Yes - thanks - little different on B9 but wonder if same issue - may have a root around :)
     
  17. Alexandru Pana

    Alexandru Pana New Member

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    Same Here. i was at dealer officials and they cannot find the source. Is something around MMI screen.
     
  18. gregpot2000

    gregpot2000 Active Member

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    I've had mine looked at today....apparently the only way for them to fix it is to replace the whole screen! They have ordered this in under warranty for me. This seems overkill to me as someone recently posted the screen was 1400 to replace. But if it fixes it so be it

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  19. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Well they're paying for it and instead of taking it apart and possibly not finding what it causing the issues they are going the whole hog. Seems like you've got a good deal...
     
  20. Wild Bob

    Wild Bob New Member

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    It's defo the screen on mine, after driving over rumble strips on any road/motorway I can resolve the issue by pinching the mmi screen sides together and the noise stops....sounds like a trip to get a new screen installed!
     
  21. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Or it is the surround not mounting the screen tightly enough allowing the screen to vibrate. Maybe some foam pads were left out when it was assembled.
    I am not surprised these come as a complete unit though, it could be a nightmare to take them apart to find out what is wrong..
     
  22. f1nny

    f1nny Active Member Team Tango Audi A4 Saloon S-line owners group Manual

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    I’ve located 4/5 rattles on my A4 which I need to get round to fixing, part from centre speaker.

    I get a rattles on rough road surfaces from the centre speaker trim and the chrome trim just below the MMI. I also get bad rattles on 3 of the door cards where the armrests meet the lower door card. Some of the rattle are off topic I know.

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  23. steve184

    steve184 Active Member

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    Yep I get this too drives me mad. Really shouldn’t happen on a £47k car.
     
  24. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Tell that also to Mercedes or BMW owners. But you are right it shouldn't rattle, even if it cost half that figure...
     

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