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My FX is at the dealer for the next few days so they can go at the ticking noise in the dash/windshield area. It was easily duplicated on our test drive. I'm hoping they can solve this with perserverance and trial and error solutions. I look forward to a peaceful FX upon its return.
 

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So you've decided to keep your baby? Glad to hear that they acknowledged there's a problem. Please keep us updated on the matter! :)
 

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I haven't decide yet. I would have to either do an 04 in Silver / grahite or an 04 in DG/Graphite. I had this appt for the ticking noise for almost a week so I decided to go ahead with in until I decide .
 

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Interesting... I am almost positive it's coming from the bottom of the windshield/fron of the dash area.
 

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Yep, If you lean forward and listen that's exactly where its coming from. Not from the map lights. Tom, if your really diligent, you can jam your fingers between the windshield dash really hard to where it hurts and get most of the ticking to stop!
 

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Yep, If you lean forward and listen that's exactly where its coming from. Not from the map lights. Tom, if your really diligent, you can jam your fingers between the windshield dash really hard to where it hurts and get most of the ticking to stop!
But after about 25 minutes your back gets tired and your finger starts to hurt, so you have to listen to the tick again.
 

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Esemes, you might have given me a good lead there actually!

As I was putting on my grounding kit today, I noticed how the plastic covers for the battery & brake fluid compartments have A LOT of play. I was tapping on the corner of the brake fluid compartment lid and the plastic was just hitting metal. Very flimsy IMO and it might be the cause of the noise.. not sure. I'm gonna line the bottom of that with felt and see if it cures the ticking noise.
 

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I hope that is the cause. Keep us posted. Sure sounds like it is on the inside.
 

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As far as I could tell, the stupid ticking is GONE! I felt lined the thin sheet metal edges that make up the compartments. :D
 

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Are you talking about the plastic compartments for the Brake/Battery compartments? You lined the plastic lid edges w/felt and that seemed to solve the problem?
 

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Yes. I lined the metal edges that meet the plastic lids in those compartments. No more tick, tick, ticks. :D
 

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I see now. So you removed the whole compartment and not just the lid itself. I can see how this might cause a ticking noise.

I am going to go ahead and mod the metal also. I do not want to have the ticking like I had in my 03. I wonder if that is what it was?
 

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Yup, no more ticks. I am incredibly happy...


Now the seats.... man do they look like CRAP after my wknd trip. Holy cow, I'll post pics once I get home.
 

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Yup, no more ticks. I am incredibly happy...


Now the seats.... man do they look like CRAP after my wknd trip. Holy cow, I'll post pics once I get home.

a pic for the no-tick mod would be wonderful!

here's hoping you've solved it!! (maybe we should show the FA group!!?!)

your new seats are already bad?? (moreso than the second surface??)

this, i am not happy about

:evil:
 

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I'll post pics of the 'no tick mod' and ofcourse share it with the FA family as well :)

As for the seats... It's so silly that I can only laugh about it now.
 

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These are probably stupid ideas but since most of us are desperate to prevent the seat wrinkles, I've been brain storming again (not drinking - I swear!):

Idea #1: what if the leather was nicely sealed on the inside and then glued (with a flexible/non-brittle glue) to the foam cushion? Could that reduce the amount of pillowing?

Idea #2: what if the leather was backed by some less stretchy material? Note sure what material that might be, but gluing it to the leather could at least double the thickness and reduce the stretching, twisting and bunching.

I'm thinking it would be done just to the seat bottoms and neither method would help with the wrinkled seat bolsters.

Anyway, these are probably bad ideas but I just felt like exploring some preventative measures rather than watching them deteriorate while Infiniti decides what to do (if anything).
 
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