Unintended Rattleation Fixed! - 2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test
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2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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2004 Toyota Prius: Unintended Rattleation Fixed!

June 02, 2010

Toyota Prius dash top speaker fixed.jpg

What, did you expect me to rip the dash apart and fit some sort of apoxy to the grand widget of the speaker's watchamadoo? Um, no. I went down to the video/photo department, grabbed some tasteful black gaffer's tape and went at it. I could trim the nearest corner a bit, but given that the speaker points away from the driver toward the windshield (how is that good for sound quality I wonder?) you can't really see my handywork. Perhaps we'll get it fixed for real someday ... say in 2016 when we finally get around to selling the Prius.

Anyway, as the video shows and my drive home proved, I indeed fixed the problem. As such, I rule! Now, I wonder if gaffer tape will work on those pesky electrical gremlins that haven't been causing me to crash?

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 66,660 miles

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