I'm guessing your cars are still in warranty period? Each of my three Minis has had a dash rattle of some variety or another and each time it has been repaired under warranty. Saves poking around yourself and potentially making it worse.
I prefer fixing it myself, but glad to hear we are two, i discovered that if you push the right side of the cover right in the edge the noise disapears, but if you ad something betweeen the piece and the dashboard say a little piece of thick paper the noise stays, its weird!!!
I had an annoying noise/rattle that sounded like plastic trim rubbing together coming from centre console. Put up with it for ages. Nudging the console with my leg when driving generally stopped it but only for short time. At last service dealer took out centre console and refitted with foam tape along joint areas. Noise gone completely.
more of this i would like to see... It would be excellent to have a picture of the joints in which the foam was added, at least without removing anything.. just to see the coordinates... cause i think a lot of the noises in the from comes exactly from those joints...Edited by: Mindstorms