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Does anyone else have an issue with their trunk speaker grills rattling while running down the road? What do you guys think might be a good solution? I was thinking maybe a little clear silicone...

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I didn't have that particular issue. My problem was that my trunk rattled when I had some loud noises or some bass come from the speakers. Never did fix it.

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Does anyone else have an issue with their trunk speaker grills rattling while running down the road? What do you guys think might be a good solution? I was thinking maybe a little clear silicone...
Probably a dumb question but have you checked to see if something is coming loose that just needs a little tightening up.

Not so much on my Vic's but on my HD's it was a part time job keeping up with loosing nuts and bolts until I got them all tightened with some blue Loctite.

I do use Loctite on the Vic's though in places like the battery terminals which are notorious for coming loose and causing problems.
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The rear speaker grills are very easy to remove. The rear cushion unscrews with 3 bolts, and the grills are each held in place with one hidden screw each (revealed by removing the cushion). Perhaps take some small pieces of foam rubber and place them above and below the screw and perhaps that will take up some of the slack...



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loctite creates heat.
So in some cases it can crack the plastic. Tail Lights for sure
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I have confirmed the noise source being the speaker grills, by reaching back and putting pressure on the grill while moving down the road. The screws that hold them in are secure, it seems to be the sides of the grill that is the source of the rattle.

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Maybe you can find some sound deadening material or some rubber gasket material that can be stuck on the speaker grill to create a barrier between the speaker and trunk.

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I came up with a solution to my problem with the rattling speaker grills. I took them out and put some 1/4" 3m double sided tape on the edges. I did not remove the backing so it only adhered to the grill. After out 850 mile plus trip this weekend to the Twisted Sisters I can report that it worked great!

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That is awesome! Glad it worked!

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The rear speaker grills are very easy to remove. The rear cushion unscrews with 3 bolts, and the grills are each held in place with one hidden screw each (revealed by removing the cushion). Perhaps take some small pieces of foam rubber and place them above and below the screw and perhaps that will take up some of the slack...
Geeze I wish I'd read this last night. I went to install Polk 5.25 speakers today. I removed many screws before I realized the little bumpers had screws in them. Oh did I feel the fool. I'm sure the trunk lid will be a pain in the balls going back on too.
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