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Thank you for sharing this information! How difficult was it to remove those panels? I have looked at the service manual, but couldn't figure out how to remove all of the clips. Does the bottom part come out first or the top (in the manual it seems that the bottom comes out first)? Also, does the entire assembly pull straight out, or does it require some wiggling? Was it necessary to put tape/foam around the springs (if it's possible that is)?
Again, thank you very much, cheers!
 

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I didn't have a rattle problem per se. I just wrapped the entire panels with headliner fabric. Since that fabric is foam-lined, I figure it also helps with sound insulation. I just did it for looks though.

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