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Default Random popping noise in dash? - 07-28-2010, 03:44 PM

Sometimes as im driving, i hear a random popping noise in my dash, or what appears to seem like my dash. I dont hit a bump or anything, and it just makes this really loud popping noise.

Does anyone else know what this could be?
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Default 07-28-2010, 06:52 PM

I get it a lot too. Usually it's when I hit a bump, but sometimes it's random. I think it could be the expansion and contraction of the plastic due to temperature change. There's a thread about this on the "other forum" I believe
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Default 07-28-2010, 06:54 PM

I have it too. Wonder if it's the automatic recirculate feature. Going to turn it off for a few days and see if the noise goes away.




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Default 07-28-2010, 07:10 PM

It is coming from your speakers. I get it once in awhile ... sounds like a small rock hitting the windshield. Pop!


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Default 07-28-2010, 10:21 PM

yup same here, it sounds like a someone threw a pebble at my driver fender.
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Default 07-28-2010, 11:14 PM

do you guys have the dash indent? by the air bag? I'm under the impression that Because of the heat that builds up in the area, when you use the air condition it causes the material to cool and collapse. Once its heated it'll expand, and then when cooled it reduces... Might just be the air bag.
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Default 07-29-2010, 04:35 AM

Speakers. You can even sit in the back seat with the ignition on, engine off, and wait for the crack-pop, sometimes louder than other times. Engine on or engine off. I thought it was hailing once 'til I figured it out.


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Default 07-29-2010, 12:26 PM

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Speakers. You can even sit in the back seat with the ignition on, engine off, and wait for the crack-pop, sometimes louder than other times. Engine on or engine off. I thought it was hailing once 'til I figured it out.

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I get the same thing, but it only started after I got my windshield replaced. I figured it was something the fitter disturbed, or worse still, expansion around the glass.

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Default 07-30-2010, 06:55 PM

I have it as well... it usualy when i first take off driving, its like a slight plastic poping noise coming the D/s Dash..


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Default 07-31-2010, 09:14 AM

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I have it as well... it usualy when i first take off driving, its like a slight plastic poping noise coming the D/s Dash..
YES! wtf is that? I know what speaker pop is, it doesnt seem like thats the issue
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Default 08-01-2010, 05:57 AM

its the dash flexing a bit.. im pretty sure.


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Default 08-13-2010, 10:26 PM

haha that is so random, I been hearing the same thing for a while now .. and i thought that I hit something or that my sun glasses were hitting the inside of the glove box lol ,, hope its nothing bad ..
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Default 08-27-2010, 12:29 PM

I have it too..... Seems to happen more often when the chassis flexes. I thought it might be the glass not fitting well or coming loose. Anyone get this fixed?


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Default 08-27-2010, 12:46 PM

You guys refuse to believe me; unhook your speakers and you'll never hear it again.


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Default 08-31-2010, 10:35 AM

This is not the speakers, it is a faulty window regulator. This happened to me and I couldn't figure it out until my window finally wouldn't go up. It was replaced and haven't heard it since. From looking at the window regulator, it looks like it fits too tight and when the sun hits the car and it heats up and then you go over a bump or turn a corner hard something gives and releases a bit of pressure. Eventually it gives all the way and breaks.

The speaker in the door is a tweeter and a small midrange lower down the door and is not capable of making that sound.
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Default 09-01-2010, 07:19 AM

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Sometimes as im driving, i hear a random popping noise in my dash, or what appears to seem like my dash. I dont hit a bump or anything, and it just makes this really loud popping noise.

Does anyone else know what this could be?
WTF I just started getting this this weekend. Its not always just once in a while. Mine comes from around the glovebox area. I know my old G37S made some noises in the summer and some in the winters. Stupid cars!
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Default 09-01-2010, 10:58 AM

I got same thing too , I thought it was the ********* hitting up on something but I haven't seen any signs on them (it started happening around time I got them ) ... just random poping... oldbooster ... i am pretty sure I've heard it with radio off ... and often when I hit bumps...that window explanation sounds kinda right, it kinda comes out of the door/glovebox area (but thats were the speakers are too) ....ill find out when my window breaks i guess....do we all have basic sound or do some of us have premium??? glad you posted this speedy because it was driving me nuts ...and its soo random , its hard to diagnose...
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Default 09-02-2010, 04:38 PM

I get this too, but usually if the AC is on, and going over a bump. Sounds like a duct flap or something... I bet it's a design flaw. My sound is not from the door area, but behind the glove, and happens when Heat or AC are on


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Default 09-15-2010, 12:00 PM

yea, its a weird noise. 70% of the time i get it while going over a speed bump


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yea, its a weird noise. 70% of the time i get it while going over a speed bump
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Default 09-15-2010, 06:55 PM

haha suckers.....mine doesnt do it.........
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haha suckers.....mine doesnt do it.........
dont speak too soon there buddy ... lol
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Default 09-24-2010, 01:12 PM

ok, so good news. I took my car in today for some stuff and also let them know about the popping noise in the dash, and let them know it seems to be pretty common. apparently the cause was the strut bar under the hood being loose. try to tighten it and see if it fixes the problem. so far no noise for me..
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Default 09-24-2010, 02:03 PM

I think it's the HPFP going thump in the night...


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Default 09-24-2010, 03:41 PM

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ok, so good news. I took my car in today for some stuff and also let them know about the popping noise in the dash, and let them know it seems to be pretty common. apparently the cause was the strut bar under the hood being loose. try to tighten it and see if it fixes the problem. so far no noise for me..
ouch! That's absurd.


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