Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Something loose in dashboard or steering column

asked by on

I hear a rattling in my dashboard or steering column. It sound like it could be a loose wiring harness.

A: A rattling noise from under the dash can be...

A rattling noise from under the dash can be multiple things one of which could be a loose wiring harness bracket rattling against something. There could be fastener nuts that have backed off loosening components causing a similar issue. An inspection of your car’s noise should be performed by a qualified technician to pinpoint your concern.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I disable the Rear Park Aid feature?

Your truck has a feature called Rear Park Aid to assist you in backing up. This feature makes a noise whenever there is something within close proximity to the rear bumper. This feature is only active when the vehicle is...

Q: Steering column change?

Hi, thanks for writing in. Without being able to look at the engineering specifications for the two steering columns, they cannot be compared without having them side by side and comparing them. If you would like further help, consider having...

Q: Rattling noise underneath front

Hi, it sounds like it could be the timing chain. I would recommend getting a certified mechanic to replace your timing chain. This involves a lot of disassembly of the engine and can be difficult if you are not familiar...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...