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[Fixed] Squeeky Parcel Shelf

I know that Parcel Shelves are noted as a common cause of squeeks/rattles on the wiki, but I couldn't find any documented 'fix' for it.

Last night when driving home from a meal, I noticed a series of squeeks each time the road was a little rough/bumpy coming from the tailgate. My missus was driving (I'd had a few too many, which kind of explains my next stunt).

I turned the stereo off, undid my seatbelt and clambered into the back of the car. When putting pressure down on the parcel shelf, you could replicate the squeeking and if you put enough pressure onto the parcel shelf, you could 'compress' it completely and the noise stopped.

I fixed this today by using two packs of 3x adhesive strips from wilko's. (about 1 each). Three strips was just enough to cover the plastic trim 'ledge' which the parcel shelf sits on at either side, so got that lot stuck on - and when stood in the Wilko's carpark I could no longer replicate the squeeks by pushing down on the shelf.

Drove home with no radio on, and the sound is cured.

I can grab some photographs if needed, but wasn't sure if this was worth adding to the Wiki somewhere.
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I know that Parcel Shelves are noted as a common cause of squeeks/rattles on the wiki, but I couldn't find any documented 'fix' for it.

Last night when driving home from a meal, I noticed a series of squeeks each time the road was a little rough/bumpy coming from the tailgate. My missus was driving (I'd had a few too many, which kind of explains my next stunt).

I turned the stereo off, undid my seatbelt and clambered into the back of the car. When putting pressure down on the parcel shelf, you could replicate the squeeking and if you put enough pressure onto the parcel shelf, you could 'compress' it completely and the noise stopped.

I fixed this today by using two packs of 3x adhesive strips from wilko's. (about 1 each). Three strips was just enough to cover the plastic trim 'ledge' which the parcel shelf sits on at either side, so got that lot stuck on - and when stood in the Wilko's carpark I could no longer replicate the squeeks by pushing down on the shelf.

Drove home with no radio on, and the sound is cured.

I can grab some photographs if needed, but wasn't sure if this was worth adding to the Wiki somewhere.

put some photos up bud i have that same annoying problem
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Pretty simple... get in your back seat and push down gently on the centre of your shelf. If that replicates the sound you get whilst driving, then sticking some foam strips as below will solve it.

Got mine from Wilko's, but I'm sure you can find similar all over the place



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cheers bud did mine today & hey presto that bloody annoying creaking sound has gone
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Excellent, well worth the trip to wilkos!
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Great idea, thx Fonzey!

I`m going to check it out at my car tomorrow!!

But I think the color of the foam strips don`t look so smart,
why didn`t you use something like this ebay article 230720907173 ?

I think this would be some kind of an "upgrade" and looks a bit more gently...

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I have a neater way of doing this just apply some packers in side the 2 rubber tubes on the back hatch that press on the shelf when the hatch is closed, if these press harder then the shelf will not move etc
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Great idea, thx Fonzey!

I`m going to check it out at my car tomorrow!!

But I think the color of the foam strips don`t look so smart,
why didn`t you use something like this ebay article 230720907173 ?

I think this would be some kind of an "upgrade" and looks a bit more gently...

Sincerely, opjepass
Good Shout, may be a new year upgrade for me
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The squeak itself is caused by the rubber pins rotating within their slots. Obviously by limiting up and down movement of the shelf with the sticky foam strip you can eliminate this.
I had a slightly prettier fix and what I did was get some black electrical tape and wrap a few layers around the rubber pins to make them fatter. Now any movement means that the shelf rotates around the rubber pins rather than rotating the entire pin in the slot and squeaking.
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Many thanks.. This has been annoying me for ages!
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Many thanks.. This has been annoying me for ages!
Glad to hear it's still helping people
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I've just done this fix. I've been looking for something to use as I wanted it to black so it wouldn't stand out. Whilst waiting for my mrs in hobby craft I found a sheet a black foam with sticky sided the other side
0.80 with loads left to maybe to do it double thickness.

Quite pleased with the results




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I've also done this! Massive help!!
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i dont think mine squeeks? sometimes a problem reading forums you find problems you never knew you had. i shall be listening
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