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This is a discussion on Cruise Control Buzz DIY Fix within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have read that some others here have the cruise control buzz/rattle - which can be quite annoying. Today I ...

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    I have read that some others here have the cruise control buzz/rattle - which
    can be quite annoying. Today I decided to fix it.

    You will need a jewlers phillips head, regular phillips head and some
    insultation foam which you can get at HomeDepot.

    There are two screws on the back of the control arm - one that is silver
    close to the steering column and another SMALL black one on corner.
    The silver one attaches the control arm to the steering column the black
    holds the back side of the control.

    On screw the silver screw and pull the control towards the drivers seat -
    it should pop out. Now that you have access to the back you can get
    at the SMALL black screw - be careful and make sure you have a SMALL
    phillips head or else you are gonna strip it.

    Once this screw is out you have to GENTLY pry the back off. Remember
    your dealing with plastic here. Once its off you can use the foam to
    insulate and fill the voids in the control - I only filled in behind the switch.
    Once you have a good amt of foam in there - put the back on. CAUTION:
    There is a small lip that needs to go INTO the control - if the back is not
    going on smoothly this lip is probably OUTSIDE the control - if you force
    it you will break it.

    After the back is on - replace the SMALL black screw, tighten it, and
    then replace the arm back on the column and tighten down the silver
    screw.

    Test it make sure it still all works....and hopefully your buzz/rattle is
    gone.

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    Good job! Sounds relatively simple. How long did it take you? Do you have any pictures?
    Mine: '05 PSM WRX 5MT Sport Wagon, Cobb AP
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    Sorry no picts - its simple. Took about 15 minutes.

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    I just took mine apart at the beginning of my lunch break today. I didn't add any foam, but I took the entire thing apart, including the little check ball and spring that make the cruise main button springy. I figured that I would add foam later now that I know how to take the thing apart, but after I put everything back together, the buzzing stopped. If the buzzing comes back, I'll add some foam or maybe some silicone sealant to stop the vibes.

    I'll take pictures and post them here at some point, but the procedure is exactly as you described and I only needed a few screwdrivers.
    Mine: '05 PSM WRX 5MT Sport Wagon, Cobb AP
    Wife's: '05 SRR 2.5RS 5MT Sport Wagon

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    Thanks for the writeup!!!
    2011 VW GTI - K04

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    Just did the fix, took like 5-6 mins total. I lengthened the spring just slighty, and also did the tape strip along the circuit board which rattles.
    2011 VW GTI - K04

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