Rattling right above speaker on passenger side door
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    Rattling right above speaker on passenger side door

    Whenever the speaker in the passenger side door makes a bass sound, it makes a huge rattle right above it. Any one else have this problem? I guess it isn't hard to take that plastic off to see what is rattling in the door, is it?

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    My guess would be that the speaker is hitting the door panel.

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    My front door speakers also do this. I'm about due for my 15,000mi service, so I'm hoping the dealership will fix for me.

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    Yeah, I have the same thing. Its coming from the handle to pull the door closed, I just have to take the time to put a little foam or something in there. Lazy me...

    There's a tutorial over at scoobymods on how to take the door apart.

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    I have the same problem! Passenger side front door speaker only. Certain parts of a song make it rattle. Usually bass. It sounds like the speaker is blown. I've had the car for about a month now and it just started 3 days ago. Glad to know its not just me.

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    EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, everybody with a stock system has this problem to some degree, from the frist 02s to the current 04s. You can dynamat the hell out of your doors, and it might go away or get better, but the only way to really get rid of it is to get some decent speakers and spacers, power them with and amp, and the rattle will go away.

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    Wow, I have the exact same problem too. I took it to the dealer and told them I thought the speaker was blown, so they replaced it free, but it still does it. I can't tell you how many annoying rattles my '03 has right now, too many to count. . .
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    So what's the answer - Obviously not dealer replacement!
    Is true upgraded (aftermarket) speakers that fit the only solution?
    Oh well, I guess I can add that to my mod list (now its as long as my driveway )

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    I've tried Kenwood and Infinity speakers, powered off of an Alpine amp and I still get it. But not all the time. Kind of irritating.
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    For me (I have the OEM upgraded speakers) the problem is not the speaker itself, its parts in the door resonating. If that's the problem for you too the only solution is damping.

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    This problem is your speaker extending with lower frequency notes out further, and smacking into the door panel. If you take off your door panel, you'll notice a big plastic ring right where the speaker goes. Cut this off, and maybe grind a little bit of the honeycomb plastic mesh off and your problems will be solved. This is the problem for sure, so don't go waste money on dynamat or something like that

    PS, you can see for yourself. While it's rattling away, pull back on the storage pocket in the door panel. It'll go away I bet
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    Originally posted by Raslian
    This problem is your speaker extending with lower frequency notes out further, and smacking into the door panel. If you take off your door panel, you'll notice a big plastic ring right where the speaker goes. Cut this off, and maybe grind a little bit of the honeycomb plastic mesh off and your problems will be solved. This is the problem for sure, so don't go waste money on dynamat or something like that

    PS, you can see for yourself. While it's rattling away, pull back on the storage pocket in the door panel. It'll go away I bet
    word. i've done the ring thing, grinded it away with the Dremel, put a fat towel in the pocket, and I STILL get rattles. I have Boston Pro 6.5 Components, btw. haven't tried to grind down the honey comb though. man, i hate me some rattles.
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