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      07-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #45
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A dashboard rattle was driving me to distraction too. Thought about removing the dash and driving without it.
Turned out to be the plastic engine cover not located in the lugs at the rear and thus rattling on the scuttle (the bit that houses the pollen filter just in front of the wipers).
2 min later and all was quiet......
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      07-31-2012, 05:33 AM   #46
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As I said before, I think there is a strong chance that you have spot welds on the bulkhead that have failed.

It has happened to quite a few people including myself.

Mine was repaired a few months ago and has been fine since. Not exactly a simple job though.
After originally considering this and then discounting it for 'easier' fixes I'm thinking the same thing.

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A dashboard rattle was driving me to distraction too. Thought about removing the dash and driving without it.
Turned out to be the plastic engine cover not located in the lugs at the rear and thus rattling on the scuttle (the bit that houses the pollen filter just in front of the wipers).
2 min later and all was quiet......
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it. Though I'm not holding my breath.
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      08-23-2012, 04:04 AM   #47
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To those who have had issues with spot welds, was the noise metallic? As in quite definitely a metal on metal sound?
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      09-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #48
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They've got the car back so yet another update.

Sytner have removed the dash again and driven around without it. They seem to think the noise is coming from what they call the 'dash carrier. Basically whatever the dash is attached to. So they've ordered another one but unfortunately it's got to come from Germany. They've had my car since Tuesday and don't expect the part to arrive until the middle of next week.

In the meantime I'm driving around in a Mini Cabrio
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      09-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #49
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Well they've still got my car. The part came Wednesday and the noise has returned. They're wondering if it could be a broken weld...
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      09-26-2012, 09:16 AM   #50
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...or it might be the screen.

I should have one of those ticker things in my sig for how long they've had my car.
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      10-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #51
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...or it might be the screen.

I should have one of those ticker things in my sig for how long they've had my car.
Any news from your side? Did you make it silent?

It seems i have the same issue and it drives me crazy
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