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8th April 2020 15:22
Johnp That sounds a sensible suggestion Richy. Best done with the door panel off so that it does down below the top of the grommet. I can sympathise with you wife as ear problems can drag one down, I manage ok, but something trivial like this, is not a problem to most but a major unpleasant issue to some of us. Not always only tho' only when the ears tune into it.
Thanks for you suggestion.
8th April 2020 05:59
Richy Hi John
i get what your saying, my wife has hearing aids and certain annoying noises get amplified. So yes I understand your discomfort. There must be something simple you can do to stop the annoying rattle.

How about applying some heat shrink insulation over the pull button to increase the diameter slightly.
7th April 2020 16:17
Johnp Hi Richy and thanks for your reply, unfortunately even though I put door locking buttons in the title I did not in the description. Sounds really trivial I know but having ear problems it really cannot put up with it. I know what you mean about gear levers, I seem to remember having to remove one every three months to smear the ball with grease. Also on a jap vehicle I once had the lever for engaging 4 wheel drive had to have an elastic band from the bulkhead onto the lever to stop it bussing.
7th April 2020 08:33
Richy Hi John

I dont get that problem on mine but I once, whilst looking under an escort rs1600i, saw a spring fitted between the gear change rod and the body for exactly that purpose, to stop the gear change rattling. You could do the same if you take the door casings off.
Alternatively, if the locking buttons unscrew could you deform them slightly with molegrips to make them slightly oval so they dont rattle. Richy
5th April 2020 14:58
Antara door locking buttons

This may seem very trivial but the locking buttons buzz constantly when driving on any surface but smooth. Surprisingly it only seems to be the front ones, the rear are a tighter fit in the door panel grommet. I have wound a single layer of electrical tape around them, this will only be effective when the doors are locked.
Any suggestions other than turn up the radio would be appreciated.
As I have not seen the inner panel off the vehicle I cannot explore the possibility of a replacing the hard plastic surrounding the hole with a softer grommet.

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