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I have had my Badlands for about a month now - a former Dirt Mountain Bronco. In the last week or so I started hearing a popping sound from an unknown source. I trouble checked everything I could think of and have narrowed it down to the sound coming from the roof. It seems to have gotten worse in the last couple days. I know this was a known issue with MIC 1.0. Is anyone experiencing a similar issue with their MIC 2.0 ? What is actually causing the popping sound ???
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I have had my Badlands for about a month now - a former Dirt Mountain Bronco. In the last week or so I started hearing a popping sound from an unknown source. I trouble checked everything I could think of and have narrowed it down to the sound coming from the roof. It seems to have gotten worse in the last couple days. I know this was a known issue with MIC 1.0. Is anyone experiencing a similar issue with their MIC 2.0 ? What is actually causing the popping sound ???
It seems the most common location of the popping would be the guide pins on the MIC panels - specifically the pin directly over the drivers head. The second most common source seems to be the seals around the panels themselves. I fixed both problems by using a bit of silicone seal lubricant that you can pick up from your local auto parts store. My MIC top is whisper quiet now. In my environment (desert), its lasted a good while now without needing to be reapplied.

Get a brand that is designed to not leave a residue.

Another user had good results by putting a thin layer of foam around the guidepin.

Im far too hungover to try to use the search function, so good luck and godspeed.
 

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It seems the most common location of the popping would be the guide pins on the MIC panels - specifically the pin directly over the drivers head. The second most common source seems to be the seals around the panels themselves. I fixed both problems by using a bit of silicone seal lubricant that you can pick up from your local auto parts store. My MIC top is whisper quiet now. In my environment (desert), its lasted a good while now without needing to be reapplied.

Get a brand that is designed to not leave a residue.

Another user had good results by putting a thin layer of foam around the guidepin.

Im far too hungover to try to use the search function, so good luck and godspeed.
Agreed. It's a good idea to silicone all window seals, in this case roof top seals several times a year. Keep them soft.
 

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I work at a Ford dealership and I've had a few come by with this issue. I used flocking tape that ford was having us use for a explorer seat frame recall and applied it one 3 guide pins on the driver side and haven't had one come back yet. I have not done anything with the passenger side as only the driver side has been an issue so far.
 

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Anybody getting a clicking sound from the rear passenger side with their 2 door MIC? I can’t pinpoint the noise by myself but it does seem to be coming from the top. Maybe the tailgate window? Everything seems bolted in well.
 

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Mine has a persistent clicking sound from somewhere in the rear (not in the panels). I've just been living with it. If I could solve it I would, but at the end of the day it's a removable-top party vehicle, not a Lexus.
 

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Anybody getting a clicking sound from the rear passenger side with their 2 door MIC? I can’t pinpoint the noise by myself but it does seem to be coming from the top. Maybe the tailgate window? Everything seems bolted in well.
I have the same exact sound and location on my 4 door 2.0 MIC. I also think its coming from the window.
 

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I did notice the rear wiper motor cover does not sit that tight and makes some noise under the right nvh conditions. I would suggest to look there first.
 

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I have a tinny tapping sound coming from rear tailgate area. Seems to be coming from passenger side. Sound is noticeable while driving over small bumps. I checked the rubber tire support/stoppers, drove with window up, shimmed the door closure cushion things, and checked the floor door flap. I cant recreate the exact noise by shaking the tailgate or tire. Its driving me mad. I'm dropping the bronco off at the dealer today for accessory installation and they are going to give it a look. Only thing I haven't tried is checking the back up camera mount, but the video in the forum of that problem sounds more like a thud.
 

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I have a tinny tapping sound coming from rear tailgate area. Seems to be coming from passenger side. Sound is noticeable while driving over small bumps. I checked the rubber tire support/stoppers, drove with window up, shimmed the door closure cushion things, and checked the floor door flap. I cant recreate the exact noise by shaking the tailgate or tire. Its driving me mad. I'm dropping the bronco off at the dealer today for accessory installation and they are going to give it a look. Only thing I haven't tried is checking the back up camera mount, but the video in the forum of that problem sounds more like a thud.
Please let us know if they find the cause. Mine is the same.
 

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Yes, I’m 1800 miles in and I just started to hear a mild popping sound right above and behind my head. I’ll check out that guide pin this weekend.

I’ve also heard an increase in wind noise sort of like a window isn’t fully shut. I’ll give that seal lubricant a shot.

Thanks for the tips!
 

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There is another post outlining the noise and using thin rubber/felt/foam around the pins to silence the noise. I tried it yesterday and it worked for me.
 

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I have a tinny tapping sound coming from rear tailgate area. Seems to be coming from passenger side. Sound is noticeable while driving over small bumps. I checked the rubber tire support/stoppers, drove with window up, shimmed the door closure cushion things, and checked the floor door flap. I cant recreate the exact noise by shaking the tailgate or tire. Its driving me mad. I'm dropping the bronco off at the dealer today for accessory installation and they are going to give it a look. Only thing I haven't tried is checking the back up camera mount, but the video in the forum of that problem sounds more like a thud.
Let me know what they find on this one as well as I have the same problem.
 

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