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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Alfa GT Dashboard Creak (cracking noise)
Iíve got an unusual creak (cracking noise) coming from the dashboard of my GT.
What happens is that every time the car goes over a bump there is a cracking noise coming from the dash. It sounds just like two plastic panels that are pressed against each other and make a cracking noise when they move against each other (a bit like a snapping twig). The noise seems to be based at the right hand side of the dash, towards the windscreen.
Iíve tried pressing on all the visible surfaces, to see if that muffles the creak, but no luck. Iíve noticed there is a separate plastic insert running along the length of the dash. Itís the air vent, and even though it creaks when I manipulate it, its not the same as the cracking noise. Iíve tried spraying silicon spray down the gaps between the dash and this strip, just in case the problem is where it connects to the vent underneath? But its not made any difference.
I appreciate this is probably a pretty rare problem, but has anyone come across it, and did you manage to fix it? Itís not annoying me enough to consider taking the dash out (Iím not that brave/foolish).
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