Re: rattle coming from shifter/cup holder area
It's not faint and it sounds like it's got weight to it. Best described as a leaf spring on a cadillac. the sound, and speed of the rattle slows as the energy behind it dissipates.
I went to two dealers still nothing, but they are also refusing to follow any of my instruction. I spent sometime looking at it and realized i can produce the sound by tapping on the right corner of the instrument cluster for the rear seats (the vent behind the passenger seat). i wedged a pen between the rug, and where the hard plastic that holds the vents for the back seats are. It helps the sound, but it's still there. I'm almost convinced that it's a bundle of wires that was not properly secured. The tecs drive it and don't hear it, so they refused to bill hours for taking out the arm rest and such to go on my hunch.
I've thought about going to a sound place and having them open it up for me and secure everything but i'm afraid of my own luck.