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I found a rattle that seems to be coming from behind the passenger side front pillar that runs along the windshield. Anyone know how to remove it?
 

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I found a rattle that seems to be coming from behind the passenger side front pillar that runs along the windshield. Anyone know how to remove it?
Definitely have the dealer do it. The last thing you'd want to do is damage the airbags - they're everywhere.
 

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I have the noise inside of the passenger side A pillar as well. I searched for this issue and found a solution in civicx.com. Here is what I did to get rid of this noise. I stuck in a receipt folded into a thick piece between the dash and A pillar.

If this isn't enough and you want to remove the A pillar, there is a logo at the top of the A pillar. This log can be popped out and there is a screw. You need to unscrew this and then the rest is just clipped on. I searched for DIY pictures for this, but I couldn't find it. I only could find verbal explanation in civicx.com.
 

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I found a rattle that seems to be coming from behind the passenger side front pillar that runs along the windshield. Anyone know how to remove it?

Here is a video showing how easy it is. The 2017 Honda Civic is exactly the same. I have had mine off already to wire a dash cam.


 

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A huge thank you to Autotech for posting the solution to the rattle in the A pillar. It fixed a problem that would have probably been a bit of a bear to deal with otherwise. I used a piece of cardboard and it worked perfectly. Thank you to Autotech and to the administrator of this forum!

Autotech wrote: "I have the noise inside of the passenger side A pillar as well. I searched for this issue and found a solution in civicx.com. Here is what I did to get rid of this noise. I stuck in a receipt folded into a thick piece between the dash and A pillar."
 

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I found a rattle that seems to be coming from behind the passenger side front pillar that runs along the windshield. Anyone know how to remove it?
Wow, I just found this post. I also had a rattle from that spot, but did not know where it was coming from. It was intermittent and never heard when I went to the dealer - until finally one day they did hear it and told me that's where it came from. I believe a curtain airbag is behind there. Anyway, they fixed it.
 

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Mine finally started rattling today after it hit 10,000 miles. Fixed it really quick with some stuffing taking care not to interfere with the airbags although I don’t think the airbag would care about it in the first place. It’s only the passenger side that has that problem.
 

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I had the exact same problem and was able to solve it by learning on this forum that a piece of cardboard can fix it and it worked. (Now there is a rattle when I go over bumps in the driver's side dash that I'm trying to pin point).

Autotech wrote: "I have the noise inside of the passenger side A pillar as well. I searched for this issue and found a solution in civicx.com. Here is what I did to get rid of this noise. I stuck in a receipt folded into a thick piece between the dash and A pillar."
 

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Followed the Civic X video to address the A pillar rattle: https://www.civicx.com/threads/passe...7/#post-606070 . To address the passenger side pillar, the solution in the video is less than a half-inch square piece of adhesive felt pad and precise in where to place it. Though I didn't think I had much rattle on the driver side, I went ahead and did it anyways. The instructions in the video suggest three similar sized pads there because you'll be mounting them on a larger piece of hardware. Only note I'd suggest after having done it...when resecuring the screw for the pillar cover, lightly hand tighten only...the screw is metal going into what I guess is a plastic bracket (allows breakway if the airbag goes off). Overtighten too much and it eventually won't be snug.

Once I removed my Insight's pillar covers, I noticed padding that wasn't shown in the Civic X video. The padding however is too high up to dampen the rattle that is closer to the dashboard.

Test drive today in the 40 degree cold...got me back a nice quiet Touring as opposed to my old 2007 Civic which had all sorts of creaks that I never addressed after buying it 3 years used. We'll see how it holds up through the weekend.

Video demonstrates how the pillar sounds if it isn't properly dampened - if you have a rattle here, this is a solution worth trying at home rather than having a Honda technician diagnose and address. Or you can at least request that Honda tech dampen the lower part of it.
 
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