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Rattle in Door Cured!!!

Hello People,

Had a metallic rattle in the drivers door that has been driving me mad for ages .

Yesterday i decided to investigate once and for all.
It is worth checking this on early 156's even if you don't have a rattle.
When you take the plastic switch pack surround off of the door panel ( via 2 allen head screws under the rubber inlay in the bottom of the recess) you can then see inside the door cavity. you can then see a flimsey brass coloured cradle
that attaches the metal door frame to the inner door panel, this is attached via x2 nuts.
I found that there were no washers under the nuts so it would have been impossible to tighten these up properly without twisting the flimsey cradle, as a result the nuts work loose and then vibrate like crazy against the cradle. Checking the other doors, these nuts were all missing washers and were all slackening off, so i just put a washer under each nut and tighten up hard. Job Done! no more maddening rattles
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Glad you sorted it............. I know it's quite satisfying. I had a rattle in the door on My GTV ........ took me ages to find the culprit, but when I did it was terriffic.

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