Honda Tech Tip: Rattle From The Rear Shelf
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Honda Tech Tip: Rattle From The Rear Shelf

Honda Accord owners may complain about a rattle that can be heard from the rear shelf area. Do not confuse this with worn upper strut mounts. The probable cause is the dynamic damper does not fit tightly against the rear shelf. To correct this, install washers between the dynamic damper and the rear shelf.

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Models: 
• 2003 Accord 4-Door, VIN JHMCM5…3C000001 through JHMCM5…3C019349 
• 2003 Accord 4-Door, VIN 1HGCM5…3A000001 through 1HGCM5…3A054708
• 2003 Accord 2-Door , VIN 1HGCM7…3A000001 through 1HGCM7…3A014092

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Customers complain about a rattle that can be heard from the rear shelf area. Do not confuse this with worn upper strut mounts. The probable cause is the dynamic damper does not fit tightly against the rear shelf.

Corrective Action
Install washers between the dynamic damper and the rear shelf. 
Repair Procedure
1. Remove the rear shelf trim.
2. Remove the dynamic damper.
3. Install two 6 mm washers between the dynamic damper bracket and the rear shelf.
4. Reinstall the dynamic damper and the rear shelf trim. 
Parts Information: 
6 mm washer (two required). P/N 94103-06800, H/C 0629824
 
Courtesy of ALLDATA.

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