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lcfield, Herrin, IL, December 03, 2010, 14:32
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Dashboard is separating by front windshield, needs adhesive applied where vinyl attaches to metal. How do you remove the vinyl part in order to apply the adhesive?

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    todays tech December 03, 2010, 19:41
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    I had the same problem with the same car. I tried to glue and used over a hundred pounds of weights to hold down, let sit for four days. First day in the sun and it pealed back up but looked way worse due to the streched glue. I ended up removing the dash and riviting the pad down, has held but does not look the best, the actual dash had shrunk back about an inch and a half.

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    lcfield, December 04, 2010, 05:44
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    Thanks for the response. It might be best just to leave it alone. I can't even figure out where to begin removing the dash. I did take it to the dealer, but of course they wanted to replace the entire dashboard for $1250.00. If I could get the vinyl part off, I might be able to snap it back on correctly. I'm pretty sure the dashboard wasn't properly snapped together on the assembly line. Thanks again for your help.

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    Visitor, March 20, 2011, 19:05

    there is a site you can go to and find dash mats for cars it is dashmat.com

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    jrj118 June 15, 2014, 07:02
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    I fixed mine for $150.00. If interested contact me at james.johnson118@verizon.net I will send info and pictures. JJ

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    lostman, June 23, 2014, 20:55
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    I want to know how you repaired the dashboard for $150.00 dollars contact me at vervia898@aol.com

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    jrj118, June 24, 2014, 06:26
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    Good morning,
    I have sent an email to you with the information. Pl ease confirm that you have received it. Thanks, JJ

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    greatjob, June 25, 2014, 13:20
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    Very timely for me to see this answer. I have a 2001 LeSabre that has the same problem.
    Hey James I just emailed you and hope you can send me the pictures and the directions.
    All the best!

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    jrj118, June 26, 2014, 05:49
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    Info is on the way. JJ

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