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2004 XC90, Dashboard out, what else should be replaced?

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Old 02-10-2019, 03:38 PM
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Hi everyone, I just purchased a 2004 XC90 2.5T FWD with 135,000 miles for next to nothing. It had the typical water leakage into the cabin that festered and did a decent amount of damage - carpets, yaw rate sensor, A pillar upholstery, etc. I have pulled everything from the interior (seats, seat mounts, carpets, foam blocks, etc.) The first big task is to make this beast watertight. I am going to replace the foam seal that goes between the A/C inlet plenum underneath the cowling and the blower motor as it is crumbling into the blower and I have heard that water leaking through that area can be an issue. As far as I can tell, this requires pulling the dashboard to access correctly which is not that big of a deal considering that everything else is out of the car and there is a lot of room to move around! I have two questions. 1) am I correct that I should pull the dashboard to do this? 2) is there anything else that I should replace as a preventative measure once I have the dashboard out? As far as I know, everything works but the car is getting on in years.

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Eric
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:24 AM
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not sure if your dash cluster has backlight bulbs but I'd replace any small bulbs in the gauge cluster when you have easy access.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM
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Good thought!
 
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