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Old 08-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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Squeaky trim around cup holders

I really do love most everything about my F350. And this will seem fairly nit picky. But... the faux chrome trim around the cup holders on the center console drives me nuts. Does anyone else's seem to just squeak endlessly? Every acceleration, braking, and even slight bumps on the road seem to make mine squeak and groan. I'd like to rip it off and glue it back on in some way that would keep it quiet. I am afraid to pry it off though for fear that I will crack it or break it. I don't even know if it is made such that it can be removed without breaking it. Anyone else? What did you do to quiet it... If anything.


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Old 08-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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curious do you use a full serve car wash ?

my wife's Tahoe has the console trim squeak
but I have an identical vehicle that never squeaks I think it's something they spray ?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:53 PM
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No never have. Always wash at home by hand. If I knew that I could pry it off without ruining it I would and then I'd see if there was a better way to remount it.


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Old 08-17-2013, 07:00 AM
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Yes ... Holy hell it's annoying. I have warranty so was going to have them replace it, but I wonder if it'd even make a difference. I've noticed if I press down hard on the front right side while I drive it quits, but that's rather difficult to do while driving.

I'll probably still have Ford deal with it, and resort to self help if that doesn't do the trick.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:01 AM
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I took a chance and after pulling out the cup holders I used a flat head screw driver to slowly pry up all around the trim until it finally popped off. I then used a sanding bit on my Dremmel tool to sand the touching parts of the trim piece from polished smooth to rough. Then I used an oil to soak in a little in that roughened surface. Popped the trim back on and now cannot even force it to squeak. And, there is absolutely no evidence that I did any of this work. Hope it lasts.


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Old 08-18-2013, 07:02 PM
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Interesting, I will give that some thought. It seems like the squeak is further down in than the chrome on top, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:28 PM
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It's probably worth a try. It was really easy. I wish I had done it sooner than to just deal with it for so long. I had just worried I would crack / snap the trim. Turns out it was strong enough to pry off without any problems. Drove a fair amount today and it is dead silent. Thank goodness. It had been driving me crazy.


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Old 08-31-2013, 06:44 AM
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After 10 days still not a peep out of what was a squeak monster. 😊 Now... To find the squeak my drivers door makes which used to be hidden by the cup holder trim squeak. LOL 😝


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