Strange Dash Noise


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I have a strange dash noise. I haven't been able to record it. The only way I can describe it is as if there's a mouse inside the dash scratching real quickly. I obviously don't have a mouse in my truck. It's not consistent. It used to be only when the AC ran. Now it'll start doing it like 2 minutes after I start driving. Doesn't matter if I am accelerating or not. But it seems to only do it when I am cruising under like 50. After that, road noise starts and I can't tell. It can last for like 3 seconds or as long as 10 seconds. It's real annoying. And smacking the dash or climate control area doesn't make it go away, lol. Any ideas? I can try and video it if you want me to. Thanks.
 


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If you put the climate control all the way to off, does the sound disappear?
 

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Mine started making that noise when I changed out my radio and bent one of the four metal clips putting it back together. Some plastic in your dash is rubbing against another piece and you hear a scratch. When you locate it try a product called Second Skin Overkill. There are also products that reduce scratching that are a rubber base spray, but haven't tried them yet.
 

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Are you sure you do t have a mouse in there?
 

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Must be a relatively new truck if you're complaining of noises like that starting to occur. Wait til a dried oak leaf or business card falls down the defrost vent and lodges against the blower wheel. Or maybe get a Skittle rolling around in the vent ducts. But then you start to hear a loose tailgate, squeaky dry suspension bushings, lifters, steering whine, the loose heat shield around the catalytic converter...
 

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If you put the climate control all the way to off, does the sound disappear?
No, it does it with climate control on or off. Heat and A/C. Used to do it only with A/C, now it does it with A/C off. Also found it does it with Heat the other day.
Are you sure you do t have a mouse in there?
Yes I am sure, lol
Must be a relatively new truck if you're complaining of noises like that starting to occur. Wait til a dried oak leaf or business card falls down the defrost vent and lodges against the blower wheel. Or maybe get a Skittle rolling around in the vent ducts. But then you start to hear a loose tailgate, squeaky dry suspension bushings, lifters, steering whine, the loose heat shield around the catalytic converter...
It's a 2002. I've actually had a leaf get into the blower before, lol
 

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Must be a relatively new truck if you're complaining of noises like that starting to occur. Wait til a dried oak leaf or business card falls down the defrost vent and lodges against the blower wheel. Or maybe get a Skittle rolling around in the vent ducts. But then you start to hear a loose tailgate, squeaky dry suspension bushings, lifters, steering whine, the loose heat shield around the catalytic converter...
or until it launches leaves at you
 


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