I finally decided to send my STi back to Bell for the 33.8 flash fix. Actually it was the crackly speaker that really motivated me to send it back. It was starting to make crackly sounds at higher volume levels.
I called Bel and told them about the speaker and that I wanted the 33.8Ghz flash fix. They gave me a rma number and said they would fix the speaker and apply the flash free of charge. They said my warranty had expired, but they were still willing to fix it free of charge.
I shipped it today UPS and should arrive this week in Ohio. What is the turn around time on the flash fix?