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Hey guys,

I'm getting a vibrating noise from the dash board and need some help finding out what that might be. I only hear it when I'm at low rpm and sounds like it's coming from behind the speedometer. I have 2001 E430.

Tried search and didnt show any results.

Thanks!
 

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You may want to start by pulling out the instrument cluster and seeing if there's something behind it or if there's something loose inside it...

here's how to start...

 

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Is your speedometer acting normally? Since that is where you hear the sound I suspect that is involved.
 

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Musikmann: The speedo works fine so it may be something else.
OK, thanks for the quick reply. I have never pulled my cluster so don't know what else is behind it.

Why don't you try pulling the cluster, and without unplugging it as shown in the video, see if you can pin point the sound?
 

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when i thought i had a horrible dash rattle it turned out to be the sun visor not clipped in place properly. also could it be the engine mounts gone and making the dash rattle?
 

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I have the same thing since I bought my E430 6 six years ago. I do not have it in low revs but when accelerating rapidly. Even the MB dealer looked at it, with no avail. Still there. Since I am a relaxed driver, I do not hear it all that often.
 

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I have a rattle right in the middle of the instrument cluster. Seems worse when going over washboard type road surfaces.
I have pulled the cluster 3 times. Still rattles.
Tightened all lamp holders in the cluster, and still it persists.
Not the door panels, as I replaced all the retainers, just in case.
Very annoying for a MB.
 

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I was planning on pulling my cluster tonight but the noise stopped this morning. When it comes back or have more time, I will pull the cluster and see if anything is loose.

Thanks for the help guys.

JH
 

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buzzing noise

I have a similar problem in my 2013 S550. There is a buzzing/vibration noise coming from the dash to the left of the steering wheel. It gets worse on rougher streets and as my speed increases. I thought it was the vent. I have taken it to multiple dealerships, multiple time but they cannot find or fix the problem. I've had the car about 6 months and I'm already thinking about trading it in. I think I have a lemon.
 
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