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I’ve been pretty successful dealing with the typical squeaks and rattles of a ’94 XLTs interior, but does anyone have any suggestions on where to begin when it comes to dashboard rattle? Since I don’t really know where the noises coming from do any of you have a process that you’ve used to deal with such noises successfully? Thanks.
 

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Dash Repair Brackets Fabrication & Installation; for Instrument Panel (Rattle), Loose Right Hand Attachment to Cowl Side TSB 94-15-13 for 92-94 Bronco, F-150-350 Series
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1996 Ford Bronco Workshop Manual partial Section 00-04: Noise, Vibration and Harshness @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual
I don't recall that dash Vibration is addressed, but a fresh set of eyes may help.

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1994 Bronco Brochure, Partial; Cover & Page 3; plus pics of EDDIE BAUER model accessories.
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Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf via BroncMom

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Thought mine was coming from the custom dash I built, turned out to be the top trim piece on the window. A cut section of hose works like a stethoscope m, unless you actually have an automotive stethoscope. Someone else gotta be driving or willing to listen around.
 

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Most of my dash noise came from loose screws at the top of the dash up against the windshield. It would squeak and reflect off the windshield into the cabin. You can get some door seal or foam tape and run it along the edge and then tighten all the screws down, same for door panels, including wrapping foam sleeves around the metal rods for locks and door handle actuators. I hate tracking down cabin noises. It is never ending endeavor. Good luck.
 

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The hardest to find rattle coming from my dash turned out to be outside the cab. Look at the picture below, the yellow circle shows the spot where my rattle was coming from. The corner of the windshield wiper cowl is supposed to have a foam/rubber cushion to stop the corners from vibrating and rattling. When the foam/rubber wears out, the corner of the windshield wiper cowl taps on the outside of the upper firewall area and it sounds like the noise is coming from under the dash. I happened to find my rattle when fixing my windshield washer hoses. Once I replaced the foam piece at the corner, my rattle stopped.

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P.S. This is a shot of my truck at Moab in 2019. Had a blast! 😃
 

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The hardest to find rattle coming from my dash turned out to be outside the cab. Look at the picture below, the yellow circle shows the spot where my rattle was coming from. The corner of the windshield wiper cowl is supposed to have a foam/rubber cushion to stop the corners from vibrating and rattling. When the foam/rubber wears out, the corner of the windshield wiper cowl taps on the outside of the upper firewall area and it sounds like the noise is coming from under the dash. I happened to find my rattle when fixing my windshield washer hoses. Once I replaced the foam piece at the corner, my rattle stopped.

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P.S. This is a shot of my truck at Moab in 2019. Had a blast! 😃
You guys were a huge help. Thanks.
I sold a beautiful '66 GTO and got this Bronco...It gets more attention by far. I'm really enjoying the Bronco.
 

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Most of my dash noise came from loose screws at the top of the dash up against the windshield. It would squeak and reflect off the windshield into the cabin. You can get some door seal or foam tape and run it along the edge and then tighten all the screws down, same for door panels, including wrapping foam sleeves around the metal rods for locks and door handle actuators. I hate tracking down cabin noises. It is never ending endeavor. Good luck.
Huge help. Thanks for the response
 

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Thought mine was coming from the custom dash I built, turned out to be the top trim piece on the window. A cut section of hose works like a stethoscope m, unless you actually have an automotive stethoscope. Someone else gotta be driving or willing to listen around.
I don't know which one of your tips solved the problem, but it did...so thanks.
 

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pay particular attention to the mounting tab on the lower right (passenger side) of the dash. It's near the door jamb. Ford used plastic tabs and that one in particular was notorious for cracking..it's a relatively easy fix with a small l-bracket and some pop rivets.
 
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