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Old February 23rd, 2018, 19:34   #1
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I thought I had this one figured out but it is getting worse. I hear a rattle when the engine is at idle. Doesn't happen all the time.

Seems to be coming from the center of the dash but a little farther back. I can't tell if it is in the dash or the engine compartment. Usually only with the clutch depressed so I am having trouble getting it to happen while I am parked so that I can look closer.

Does anyone else have this noise? 2015 Passat 6 MT

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Old February 24th, 2018, 12:21   #2
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maybe your babying it too much ;-)
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Old February 24th, 2018, 15:34   #3
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HA ha ha! I thought maybe it was sad since it usually only does it when the clutch is depressed. Is there anyway to cheer up the clutch?
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Old February 24th, 2018, 16:11   #4
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Maybe one of your kids shoved something down into the centre air outlets?
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HA ha ha! I thought maybe it was sad since it usually only does it when the clutch is depressed. Is there anyway to cheer up the clutch?
you may be onto something but I'm not sure how to cure that. Our DSG always seems quite content.
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Maybe one of your kids shoved something down into the centre air outlets?
My youngest is 28. If they shoved anything in the vents I would be seriously disappointed!

I am second owner though so there could be something in there but it seems fairly far back near the fire wall. It isn't affected by the fan or recirculate button. I am hoping it will turn out to be in the engine compartment near the firewall because I really stink at pulling plastic things like dashboards. I always break something.
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I had a rattling noise the past couple weeks that was driving my crazy! I kept asking my wife to push on the dash and defrost area while we drove, etc. Driving last night and pushing on stuff I pushed on the overhead console and it quit. I opened the sunglasses thing and it was gone. It was echoing down the windshield and sounded like it was coming from the dash. I flipped her sunglasses over, closed the hatch. No more rattle. It's worth checking yours also. Good luck.
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Thanks. I will give it a try with crossed fingers
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Mine has the sunglass rattle too - we had some trouble pinpointing the origin of the sound until my son popped the compartment open to put on his glasses and voila!
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Old March 18th, 2018, 20:35   #10
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Nope it wasn't the glasses holder. If it would do it on a regular basis I could find it but it tends to happen, when fully warm in traffic. Sooner or later it will happen near home so I can check around under the hood while it happens.

thanks for the suggestions folks
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