[Biturbos4] Click dash-board driving me nuts!

Newman, Christopher CNewman at LSAC.org
Thu Nov 18 10:20:19 EST 2004

Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.....
Anyway, perhaps a screw has come a little loose and just needs to be
Maybe you can wedge/shim a small piece of something in between the
dashboard and the 
A-pillar to see if the sound goes away?
But I do tend to believe in the shrinkage concept where things contract
in the cold 
and expand in the hot.  Not just the dashboard but other plastic pieces
as well.
And I find manual transmissions don't shift as well in cold weather
until the engine,
gearbox, and fluids gets warmed up.  Similar to stretching/warming up
before exercising.
Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com
[mailto:biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com] On Behalf Of Aurangzeb M.
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 8:50 PM
To: Bi-Turbo Audi S4 Audi Fan Group
Subject: [Biturbos4] Click dash-board driving me nuts!

Over the last few months I've started to notice a SUPER ANNOYING
in my dash, in the front-left-hand corner.  Every time I go over a bump 
(small or big), I hear a "click".  I wasn't sure what it was at first,
when I push down on that part of the dash with my hand, I feel a little 
"give", and I think it's that give which is making the sound.

A friend of mine was in the car with me the other day, and when I told
how I was about to go crazy because of the sound, he said that it was 
probably due to the cold and overall size of the dash decreasing 
(minutely), but enough for it to bounce up and down over small bumps.  I

_have_ noticed that if I crank up the heat or if it's a (rare--I'm in
warm day, the sound is less noticeable.

1.  Has anyone else noticed this with their S4's?
2.  Does the idea of dash-board shrinkage have any merit?
3.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

I'd really appreciate the feedback.

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