Cupholder rattle solution
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    Cupholder rattle solution

    kalo925 reported an issue with a rattle in the cupholders. Here is the video he recorded showing the problem.

    Roger's CT: Cup Holder Review... Design Flaw?

    his suggestion was adding a piece of foam to the bottom of the cupholders. I tried this out and have driven around with cups & bottles in place. So far, so good. It seems like the foam absorbs the vibration and solved the problem.

    also, the foam is 1/2" thick which raises the cup that much higher giving more "grip" room for shorter cups.

    I have enough foam to cut around 20 more sets. If you are interested in a set email me at jeffpleas at gmail dot com. Pay only $3 to cover the cost of shipping.

    The foam is waterproof and fits tight enough to prevent fluid from getting under the foam.



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    Great idea! I too hate the rattle in the cupholders due to the poor design. I keep a Kleen Kanteen in my car with water at all times & that thing rattled like crazy. So I picked up one of these for the bottle....problem solved!
    L.L.Bean - Bean Canteen Cozy customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings

    I never drink soda in the car, so cans are not a problem and my coffee mug doesn't rattle either.





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    The main problem is that the CT200 is too quiet and you here the rattles. Took me a while to find that one rattle was my little box of gum in the door, another was the safety ring from the bottle top on a bottle of Sprite; that one took a while to find as it only occurred when I had an opened bottle of Sprite in the cup holder. I Never noticed either rattle in my old car, a diesel powered Citroen C8 (in the US you would call it a van)
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    This fits in the category of "Gee, why didn't I think of that..."

    I followed your suggestion. Works great...simple, effective, cheap.

    Thanks mate.

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    Looks good Jeff. Just the type of foam I was thinking. I didn't get to doing it yet, but still annoys me often. If you send them are they cut? I will likely buy some from you to save the trouble and let you get rid of your extra material. Will send you an email..

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    Why is something like this not included in a US Lexus but available in the JDM? And $30 for a piece of "carpet"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marke5860 View Post
    Why is something like this not included in a US Lexus but available in the JDM? And $30 for a piece of "carpet"?

    LEXUS CT200h 2PCS CONSOLE BOX CARPET JDM CT HYBRID 2011 2012 2013 TOYOTA GENUINE | eBay
    Obviously because there are people dumb enough to pay it.

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    I keep a cleaning/dusting cloth in the cup holder which works a treat to stop cans rattling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marke5860 View Post
    Why is something like this not included in a US Lexus but available in the JDM? And $30 for a piece of "carpet"?

    LEXUS CT200h 2PCS CONSOLE BOX CARPET JDM CT HYBRID 2011 2012 2013 TOYOTA GENUINE | eBay
    This was a good find. Very annoying to see it is made for the Japan market and not included in the US market. Maybe they will be in the 2013 year CT.

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    What is the diameter of the cuts?


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