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    Question Rear passenger side interior plastic noise - new 2012 WRX

    Hey all. I have been reading that plastic on plastic crackling/straining noises is "normal" for WRX models, but I've had mine for 2 weeks and for the past few days I've heard a plastic on plastic crackling noise near the rear passenger seat. It seems like it's the plastic casing around the small window on the side - where the round plastic inserts are, but I can't really tell. All I know is that it's annoying as all hell.

    Any suggestions about what to look at? I checked the seatbelt to make sure that wasn't it - but it's not a metal on plastic sound.

    Thanks!

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    Do you have a hatchback?
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Do you have a hatchback?
    Yes. Sorry for not clarifying that.

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    It is probably the spring on the privacy cover. It is a known issue. Either take it to the dealer or check out this thread for solutions.

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    You know, I was thinking about this. Guess I could just remove it for now. Thanks!! Nice to know there's a potential solution at least.

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    It's that little gap between the bar and the end cap that allows it to rattle. I lined the inside of it (between the black plastic and silver metal where the spring is located) with the "fuzzy" side of velcro tape. I haven't heard it since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    It's that little gap between the bar and the end cap that allows it to rattle. I lined the inside of it (between the black plastic and silver metal where the spring is located) with the "fuzzy" side of velcro tape. I haven't heard it since.
    Stalker. I thought I kept my garage & car locked. When did you see that in my car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Stalker. I thought I kept my garage & car locked. When did you see that in my car?
    I know the passcode for the garage door. Its the part number for rally armors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    I know the passcode for the garage door. Its the part number for rally armors.
    You will be pleased to know that I have ordered a second set of RA mudflaps for the fozzie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    You will be pleased to know that I have ordered a second set of RA mudflaps for the fozzie.
    The first set going to be used as placemats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    You will be pleased to know that I have ordered a second set of RA mudflaps for the fozzie.
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