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PeterB16 04-14-2012 05:57 PM

Cracked Dash Woodgrain (Overland)
Can anyone tell me how to remove the dash woodgrain piece that is located over the passenger side air bag?
Today, SOMEHOW, a rock was thrown into my drivers side window, while it was down. I was going around 20mph. Rock came in, skimmed across steering wheel and scratched it, went flying into the passenger airbag dash trim, cracked it, bounced off the passenger side window and back into the dash piece and cracked it again. All this within one second. Scared the isspay out of me.
Photo to show damage.
Maybe it can be repaired, but I doubt it.

4.7ho 04-14-2012 06:12 PM

Re: Cracked Dash Woodgrain (Overland)
You are going to have to skin your dash if you want to replace it.

hellboar 04-14-2012 06:26 PM

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Yeah removing that piece is extremely complicated. It CAN be done, but you basically have to remove the entire dash. The only way id even consider replacing was if I was already in the middle of a heater/evap core replacement and had the dash out anyway.

4.7ho 04-14-2012 06:35 PM

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It's actually not that bad and u don't have to remove the whole dash assembly down to the firewall. The finished part which is the padding and vinyl layer is held on by screws and clips but you do have to remove the whole center stack, glove box, gauge cluster yadda yadda yadda and all the fiddly bits associated with it. Here are some pics albeit crappy ones of the dash pad removed as well as the whole frame since I was doing the heater core, blend doors and recirculation door.

01grand 04-14-2012 06:39 PM

You could always get some carbon fiber wrap for it, that makes a good cover up and with a thin plastic scraper you can push it around the edges. Search the wj section for tjxjwj,s thread about wrapping his "wood" dash pieces.

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Gus9890 04-15-2012 12:05 AM

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I agree with Aaron, that'd probably be your best bet and wrap the rest too.

PeterB16 04-15-2012 01:15 PM

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Carbon fiber might be the way to go. Thanks

Gus9890 04-15-2012 11:40 PM

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After my current mod project, I'm changing my wood to carbon fiber. You can get the standard color, white, red, blue, etc, etc.

Martyp 04-18-2012 01:43 PM

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I would do a CF wrap, but with the wooden steering wheel, shifters and parking brake I don't think it would work to well... CF + Wood are just incompatible in my book.

Did think of getting them painted piano black to really class it up but I do like the wood.

Murauder 05-30-2012 04:15 PM

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They do make different wood type (color and design) vinyl raps.

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