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    Cracked Dash

    Trying to get an answer...posted in 2 other forums however no one seems to have an answer.

    How hard is it to change out a cracked dash for a 98' Trans Am?

    Need answer, may affect if I purchase or not..

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    Mine just started doing this the other day as well........

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    Im pretty sure that there is just a few clips across the front and some velcro up by the windshield. You just pry it up at the back then pull it out then you buy a new one and just pop it in there.

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    Same here. Mine is cracked from the windshield all the way back. I did a carfax and found out mine came from Miami, so at first I figured it was because of the sun, but I guess it's a more common problem.

    3 Solutions:

    1. Buy a new one.

    2. Fix the crack. I thought about fixing the crack and painting the thing my body color. I think this would look real nice with a black interior and silver dash.

    3. Buy some dash carpet to cover the crack up.

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    Mine is cracked to from my windshield to the airbag on the passenger side. I put some super glue on it and nobody can notice it unless they are inspecting my dash

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    Well now it is a dead issue for me...I pick a different T/A and I go pick up tomorrow. I just hope this one doesn't do it now.....

    I never like the carpet thing....too much a pain in the ass to keep clean with Tops off and the polyn here can choke ya'

    Thanks

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    99 Trans Am WS6 30th#1588

    Anyone know the part number for the upper dash piece? (nm found it 10422746)

    Or a clean looking cover since I have seen some pics of new dash installs and the color difference is almost as bad as the crack itself.
    Last edited by KC4x4; 04-03-2009 at 07:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2thak47 View Post
    Same here. Mine is cracked from the windshield all the way back. I did a carfax and found out mine came from Miami, so at first I figured it was because of the sun, but I guess it's a more common problem.

    3 Solutions:

    1. Buy a new one.

    2. Fix the crack. I thought about fixing the crack and painting the thing my body color. I think this would look real nice with a black interior and silver dash.

    3. Buy some dash carpet to cover the crack up.
    Or option #4 which is glue the crack, then wrap the dash in leather....I really wish I could find the thread I was viewing (not sure if it was here or tech) that someone did this as I was telling my friend about it.

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    i've replaced this three times in different cars. takes all of 20 minutes if you give the dealer you buy it from your vin number it will be the correct color. i think the last one i bought was 150-175

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird Phoenix View Post
    Or option #4 which is glue the crack, then wrap the dash in leather....I really wish I could find the thread I was viewing (not sure if it was here or tech) that someone did this as I was telling my friend about it.
    it was on the tech.

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    Youngsfbody.com has them online for like 200 dollars...i'd try my luck at a junk yar or ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2thak47 View Post
    2. Fix the crack. I thought about fixing the crack and painting the thing my body color. I think this would look real nice with a black interior and silver dash.
    Light colored dashes are a bad idea. It reflects off the windshield and makes it hard to see. If you wanna a preview, tape up some white printer paper across the top of you dash and go drive around on a sunny day.

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    You can go to any paint suppy store. The ones shops use not an autozone. They have all this different interior colors in spray cans made just for interior repair. I worked for a company that did interior repair and auto paint so I used to just have them fix my seat. JUST GET THE INTERIOR CODE AND THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A REAL CLOSE MATCH

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    I bought my son a replacement dash for his 93 formula. Believe it or not, we've been going to the junk yard and pulling dashes on like cars to see how difficult it is. The junk yard is a great place to practice at someone elses expense......

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingramair View Post
    it was on the tech.
    You made me go track down that thread lol.

    So here it is! http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...brand-new.html Not bad...this is on my to do/wish list of things I plan on doing for my car instead of buying a new dash pad.

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