<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ralph_B:
I'm a newbie to this forum and I know this is an much talked about issue but I would like to try and get some extra info about fixing it (without using a dealer dismantler!). I learned, having read the previous posts, that Silicone spray can be used to help fix dashboard creaks. I hasn't seemed to work in my case though
I have tried using STP silicone spray (spraying between the dash and the windscreen) but this doesn't seem to alleviate the problem. Is there a particular brand that is more effective than an other?. Should I be using silicone gel instead of spray?.
There appears to be quite a big gap between the windscreen and the dash (circa 15mm) almost big enough to fit a finger into - Is this the right area to spray - It does appear that the creaks originate here..</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You re not gonna fix it that way IMO. The creaks are generated under the windscreen but a bit far from it at an area that is not accessible unless you remove the dash. Dont you think that the dealer would try to fix it your way instead of removing the dash (and charge it as dash removal)?
They did a good job at mine.
PS: you can try to remove the vent's plastic cover near the windscreen on the dash. Underneath it there are the screws that hold the dash at the upper area. Loosen a bit those screws to make more distance at the gap you spray your silicone.
The tecnician at my dealer tried to tighten those screws (they were too loose from the factory as usual) just in case solving the problem without removing the dash but it got worse!!!
In any case, good luck wink