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After months of trying different contraptions i finally decided to permanently fix my ebrake rattle. :ninja:

whats needed:

wire coat hanger
*****/wire cutters
channel locks or pliers
phillips screwdriver
flat head screw driver


1.) first remove the screws from the center console - (6 screws) two in the cup holders, 4 in the console compartment under the arm rest
2.) then pull ebake all the way up, remove the shift knob, and lift and slide the console towards the rear of the car to remove.
3.) lower the ebrake (chock the wheels so the car wont roll or leave in gear)
4.) locate the rattling part under the ebrake handle flap



5.) now cut the hook off of the coat hanger like so...



6.) and bend it with pliers..



7.) now insert it between the gear closer to the drivers side and the ebrake lever base



8.) using the flat head screwdriver push the coat hanger piece all the way down until it stop on the pivot point..



now try to wiggle the gear. it shouldnt budge. ensure the ebrake still functions properly, and then reinstall center console and shift knob. ENJOY!
 

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Good Job i thought i was the only one with that gay rattle. I was even gonna replace that whole unit. Thx for the write up.
 

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mine seems to be from the button that you mash in to pull the handle up... will this fix it???
 

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THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!!!! :clap: ever since i put my dog bones in it has been driving me nuts!! lol thanks man! :thumbsup:
 

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yea yea bumpin old thread.

sounds like it might be my solution but it seems to be the button that rattles.
It rattles in neutral but the rattle goes away with just a finger touching it.
Is this my solution?
 

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yea yea bumpin old thread.

sounds like it might be my solution but it seems to be the button that rattles.
It rattles in neutral but the rattle goes away with just a finger touching it.
Is this my solution?
What he said^^^
 

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Well - I took the beanie I got from Boomba for buying some stuff and slide it over the ebrake. Sounds retarded but it works great lol.

You also have a head warmer for winter if you forget to bring one with.
 

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still works great
I am going to bump this old thread for a purpose. I put in new poly bushings and so far just the transmission mount insert (engine mount inserts arrive this Friday) and my car started that rattling. I knew it was from inside the center console, so when I got it apart, I found that gear rattling just like you pictured.

I had to scrounge to find a wire hanger, when i finally did, and cut the wire off, I couldn't get mine to fit at all, way too tight, even the tip wouldn't go in.

So I did some experimenting, and this is what I found to fix the problem: two zip ties

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Snake them down behind the handle, then bring them up and this time snake them behind that clockspring, I had to use a little screwdriver to slide it through.

Putting two side by side should ensure that there is enough there that they wont' slide forward far enough to stop working.

I drove the car then down the roughest street around here, our main street (cobblestone) and there was no rattle whatsoever, finally!

Just another option for people who have this issue. Good luck!
 

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I am going to bump this old thread for a purpose. I put in new poly bushings and so far just the transmission mount insert (engine mount inserts arrive this Friday) and my car started that rattling. I knew it was from inside the center console, so when I got it apart, I found that gear rattling just like you pictured.

I had to scrounge to find a wire hanger, when i finally did, and cut the wire off, I couldn't get mine to fit at all, way too tight, even the tip wouldn't go in.

So I did some experimenting, and this is what I found to fix the problem: two zip ties

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Snake them down behind the handle, then bring them up and this time snake them behind that clockspring, I had to use a little screwdriver to slide it through.

Putting two side by side should ensure that there is enough there that they wont' slide forward far enough to stop working.

I drove the car then down the roughest street around here, our main street (cobblestone) and there was no rattle whatsoever, finally!

Just another option for people who have this issue. Good luck!
shouldn't there be a bushing in there?

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I just stumbled onto this thread. I have my center console off right now since I was doing the shift cables and the rattle from the ebrake has been driving me crazy. I’m definitely doing on of these hacks today!
 

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I did the zip tie trick and it easily took away probably 95% of the rattle, which is okay by me.... soooooo much better!!!
 
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