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Let me start by saying I love the cup holder in my 2013 EX. But, I use a stainless steel travel mug that is right at the limit of the fingers in the cup holder. This causes a slight rattle on some road surfaces. Today I cured the rattles by buying a pack of Velcro "dots" in the craft section at Wal-Mart. Placing the felt portion at each contact point has eliminated the rattle. Simple and a no brainer for sure. They are not noticeable in normal light, even with the sunroof open. I had to use a flashlight and the camera flash to get them to show up in the picture.


Hopefully this helps someone.

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Can't lie. It does look tacky as hell
 

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When someone gets in my car and puts there head directly into my cupholder and asks about the felt dots in there then I may entertain for a brief moment changing them. But then I will remember that it is a $25,000 Accord that has two car seats and 1/2 a bag of goldfish on the rear floor and averages 30,000/yr.

But like I said, that will never happen because you can't see them in ambient light, even with the sunroof open. But you would know that if you read the post and not just look at the picture.

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Just a thought, ever thought to plasti dip the bottom of the stainless steel mug? Might be a cleaner look to eliminate the noise.


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No, I didn't but that may be worth a shot. I've had other drink cups rattle in they as well.

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But in all seriousness, I had the same problem. Cups always rattling around in the cup holder. So annoying.

Here is my solution, it was actually free from stuff I already had around the house. In normal light it is absolutely undetectable because I first used a black sharpie (again, had it laying around the house) to first color the material black so that it matched the interior color of the cup holder. I had to manipulate the photo to get it to show in the normal lighting that I was presented with. So my apologies if it is difficult to see, but again, thats the point...make it unnoticeable.

This provides padding and protection to anything that you put into the cup holder and provides for a rattle free drive....Something that I hope Honda is making note of. Perhaps they can incorporate something like this into future designs.


 

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^^^^ lmao
 

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I don't drink in my car so I don't have a problem. :yes:
 

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simpler solution use a napkin.... it absorbs condensation so less cleanup for the condensed water and doubles as rattle reducing material and insulation.
 

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But in all seriousness, I had the same problem. Cups always rattling around in the cup holder. So annoying.

Here is my solution, it was actually free from stuff I already had around the house. In normal light it is absolutely undetectable because I first used a black sharpie (again, had it laying around the house) to first color the material black so that it matched the interior color of the cup holder. I had to manipulate the photo to get it to show in the normal lighting that I was presented with. So my apologies if it is difficult to see, but again, thats the point...make it unnoticeable.

This provides padding and protection to anything that you put into the cup holder and provides for a rattle free drive....Something that I hope Honda is making note of. Perhaps they can incorporate something like this into future designs.


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simpler solution use a napkin.... it absorbs condensation so less cleanup for the condensed water and doubles as rattle reducing material and insulation.
This is what I do.

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I drive a coupe and don't expect much passengers, so I always keep a roll of paper towels in the behind the drivers seat on the floor. I mean you never know what could happen.. I line my cup holder with paper since I can't deal with the condensation. I've done this since day one since I was overprotective and I've never had that noise
 

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But in all seriousness, I had the same problem. Cups always rattling around in the cup holder. So annoying.

Here is my solution, it was actually free from stuff I already had around the house. In normal light it is absolutely undetectable because I first used a black sharpie (again, had it laying around the house) to first color the material black so that it matched the interior color of the cup holder. I had to manipulate the photo to get it to show in the normal lighting that I was presented with. So my apologies if it is difficult to see, but again, thats the point...make it unnoticeable.

This provides padding and protection to anything that you put into the cup holder and provides for a rattle free drive....Something that I hope Honda is making note of. Perhaps they can incorporate something like this into future designs.


You just Plasti-Dip it so its less noticeable - LOL
 

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Now if someone can find a $2.47 fix for the chrome finish around the cup holder that sends laser beams of bright light into the driver eyes...:paranoid:
 

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Those dots might be useful in silencing the sunglasses holder too. On mine I cut a piece of black felt and put it in the front cubby because it has hard plastic on all sides and it prevents things from rattling around.
 

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Those dots might be useful in silencing the sunglasses holder too. On mine I cut a piece of black felt and put it in the front cubby because it has hard plastic on all sides and it prevents things from rattling around.
Good point. I thought I kept hearing a rattle from the passenger side tweeter but it turned out to come from the sunglasses holder (with sunglasses in it).
 
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