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Old 10-30-2013, 05:26 AM
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Ahh, good point. Now a cowrkr also ran by me that i could possibly try gorilla glue, again with that i wud have to keep pressure on the dash till it dries.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:28 AM
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Another idea was to perhaps brace the dash? And being im only loose on the driver side id only really hav to focus on securing that end. Any thoughts? I really appr. the feedback =D
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:44 PM
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I had 2 broken tabs. Removed the screws under the wiper plastic cover. Got a can of spray foam insulation. Inserted the tube into the screw hole and shot some foam in. The foam expands and hardens, no more squeaks.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:45 PM
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I actually thought about doing that but chickened out. LOL
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:43 AM
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Default Testing Repair for Lower Dash

Recently after damaging my dashboard I found a replacement at a parts recycle yard. Two of the tabs were broken off and a third was cracked. All the pieces were large and not missing. I used "plastic welding" to reattach the parts to the dash. Please search on the web for plastic welding. On youtube I found this video instructive,

There are other videos as well.

I purchased a 30 watt soldering iron from Harbor Freight. I cut off the shaft of a cheap small screw driver to create a flat welding tip for the iron. I also used black as well as "clear" tie wraps for sources of filler material.

The repairs look ugly but it is much less work than using epoxy (my previous repair). I have to swap out the bastardized harness on this dash with one from my left over dash. I will let you know how long the repair holds up. Flexing the repair by hand the repair seems strong. Remember this is a compression stressed attachment on the car.

The screw holder was somewhat tedious as you must slowly build up the material. I will drill a pilot hole for the screw so as not to crack the repair.

Good Luck.

1998 S70-T5 201,000 miles
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