lolI started reading this by myself. Now I have coworkers hanging over my shoulder wanting to see what happens next.
You're like an action hero yelling "I'm going IN". People are hanging around the forum waiting to cheer, hoping you emerge victorious!:lmao::thumbup:
Here is a location of the hood stop I was referring to Sound can transfer in a weird way.
Sorry Camera phone pics. Last shot was just a general shot of the back of our shop(simply for the hell of it)
no problem just mentioned it as I had a dash out of a car under warranty for a noise only to find the hood stop was the cause. That sucked as BMW payed only for the hood stop adjustment and I got screwed on all the other labor!!! Oh well live and learn. Nice pics BTW looks real good! When you get the dash all the way out you will see a metal support bar cover that bar in felt as the dash rubs on that and squeals as well. Every dash i take out gets that done to prevent rattles latter.I certainly would not rule out anything, and will take a look at the hood stop. The noise I am looking for could be from many things, one of which sounded like a piece of plastic moving or shifting position every so often. I have come so far, and that dash is coming off one way or another.
A couple of hours a day since I started. I don't believe the actual mechanical work takes too long. As I am working blind at various points because of bad info from TIS and unclear info from other DIYs, I took a lot of time-outs for head scratching. The car was in a driveable condition all the way up until when the driver airbag was removed. So I wasn't in any hurry.Good DIY. How much time would you say you've put into this so far?