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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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2019 equinox, fixed a headliner rattle!

Found a rattle coming from left headliner area right near my head. Turns out it was the voice microphone behind the grab handle. It is loosely glued on behind the headliner. You may be able to reproduce it by pressing directly on the plastic microphone cover. To fix, remove the bolts holding the grab handle. Remove it. Peel back the headliner until the black mic unit is visible. You may find tacky glue holding it to the headliner. That is the problem. The unit pulling back and forth causes the glue to make a sharp snapping sound. Remove as much glue as you can and simply duct tape the unit in place. Make sure it is lined up with the hole as the plastic mic cover will need to snap into it.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 12:19 AM
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We love this car apart from some cheesy stuff like this...Did not get this one but the sunglass holder rattles sometimes even when empty or the cup holder silvery trim is not fully aligned so that cups with a small edge catches on it.

2018 equinox 1.6l Diesel LT, Hecho en Mexico, julio 2017
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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It's a great car. Good enough that its worth the effort to diagnose and fix rattles in my driveway, because I plan on driving the car for a long time
My local dealers are clueless when it comes to this stuff, either too lazy to figure it out, or GM doesn't reimburse them enough. For whatever reason, I never get any help on "small" things like this from them.

I fixed a rattle in my Silverado dash--it was the bolts holding the under-steering wheel trim piece in place. All 4 bolts were loose and rattling. 2 minutes with a socket wrench and rattle gone.

If I notice a rattle I will eventually figure it out and fix it, if I can. And I typically try to share whatever I find on the forums
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 11:34 AM
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I have the Sunroof and I have the rattle. First time I wend in they didn't hear it. So i'm scheduling the recall and show them what I found. The headliner is attached to a plastic sound panel and the glue is not holding. Basically you can see they didn't use enough glue from the factory. I put some double stick tape just to quiet it down some. I think the only fix will be to replace the headliner. I found out this is not just a GM issue, I have friend with a new Honda Ridgeline and its got the same issue. I also searched the web and its a problem its seems industry wide. Whoever is supplying the glue is not working like it suppose to.
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