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Hey gang I have been absent quite a bit since I have a 65' Bug I am working on with my daughter so she can start driving in a year. Now I need your help!

I have an issue. I have this noise that started a few weeks ago that is about to make me start smoking crack! It sounds like a coin rolling inside my center console. There is no change inside my console, and I have not worked on the console in a long time. I have removed the power window switch cluster and coin holder to see if I can find anything inside the console. No luck. Today I removed the shifter surround and I didn't find anything loose or rolling around.

I have also checked the plastic on both sides of the seats to see if there is anything inside of them, no luck. The sound happens when slowing down or speed up. Also when making a turn in any direction.

Help a mofo out before the pipe comes out!!!

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TA, thank you for your valuable contribution to the forum. Whatever you do don’t let this problem drive you to addiction. Suggestion: have your SO or a friend ride around with you to get a second opinion on the source of the sound. I’m guessing a nut or fastener came loose somewhere and you will eventually track it down. Let us know when you find it.
 

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Bro I have had my wife and daughter try and help out with the sound. No luck yet. I think I we all might flip out if I don't figure it out soon!!
 

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Maybe something inside the tunnels for the seat mounts?

Maybe take it out on a track and get some lateral G's maybe it will become dislodged?
 

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I have an old set of airplane headphones from back in the 80's when the sound was delivered pneumatically (air) that are really handy for searching out noises.

I just did an e-bay search and couldn't find any for sale....I have a goldmine!

Crack won't help, LSD on the other hand.....

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I just found the source of a rattle/tapping noise in my cabin. 3rd brake light panel. One screw unscrewed itself and was sitting loose in the panel. Obviously the whole panel was now loose. You can't tell because the cover is still in place. Bolted it back up, put the cover back on and no more noise!
 

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Crazy story. I basically took out the center console and seats of the car to figure out this sound. Every time I would move the car forwards or backwards it sounded like a marble rolling in the car. Yesterday I said enough was enough (with the crack pipe). So I put it down and started taking stuff out of the Saab. I removed the passenger side seat and carpet. I traced the noise down to being under the ventilation housing under the carpet. With my hand on the support beam under that housing I could feel this marble/bone/pencil/crack pipe rolling around. Makes no sense, there is literally no entrance into this area.

After some thinking I decided to drill a 1/4 inch hole into that brace and fill it up with expansion foam. Sounds freaking crazy right??? Believe or not this stopped the 3 month mystery.

Time to detox.

 
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