Interior - Dash Pad Rattles
May 17, 2002
TSB REVISION NOTICE:
January 28, 2004: 2003 and 2004 model years have been added; Production Change Information has been removed; Parts Information has been updated; Figure 3 has been updated; TIS Repair Manual references have been added throughout the bulletin.
Previous versions of this TSB should be discarded.
Applicable Vehicles^ 2001 - 2004 model year Tacoma vehicles.
This repair is covered under the Toyota Comprehensive Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific complaint.
Test drive and locate the source of the noise by using the palm of your hand to apply pressure on the suspect area or by grasping and holding onto the suspected source. When disassembling the dash, it is suggested that all of the identified noise reducing countermeasures be performed, as shown below.
Noise Located at Defroster Duct for 2001 - 2002 Model Year Tacoma Only
1. Remove instrument panel. Refer to the Technical Information
System (TIS): 2002 model year Tacoma Repair Manual: Body (Mechanical)
NOTE: ^ Strips found in referenced Wind Noise Kit are
pre-cut (290 x 5 x 4 mm) for this application.
Noise Located at Duct Mounting Pins
Noise Coming From Broken Dash Mounting Clips
Noise Located at Airbag Assembly
Loosen airbag, reposition and retighten bolts to specified torque. Please refer to the Technical Information System (TIS): 2004 model year Tacoma Repair Manual: Body (Mechanical) Instrument Panel.
Noise Located at ECM
Remove ECM and apply EPT sealer (P/N 08231-00810) to insulate the bracket from the ECM.
Noise Located at Reinforcement Bar
For torque specifications, please refer to TIS: 2004 model
year Tacoma Repair Manual: Service Specifications: Body.
Noise From Wiring
1. Wrap any wiring that appears to rub on the underside
of the I/P with foam from Wind Noise Kit (P/N 08231-00810).
Noise From HVAC Cables
1. Make sure cables are properly secured to the mounting
Noise From Radio Bezel
Wrap the radio bezel clips with 3M Squeak Reduction Tape (P/N 3M 06356).
Noise From "A" Pillar
Wrap the "A" pillar clips with 3M Squeak Reduction Tape (P/N 3M 06356).