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    interior, dash board repairs?

    does anyone know if its possible to get a dashboard repaired and it be perfect ?

    my 8 year nephew decided to burn 3 rings into my dashboard and door panel with my cig lighter ,god am i pissed off

    burn in dashboard is on passenger side next to the airbag lettering

    2 burns in top of door panel next to where handle finishes


    gonna be costly to change dash,not to mention the hassle

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    There are specialists around that can repair them, and yes they are as good as perfect when they are done. Like everything though, quality comes at a price!

    Have a skeg through your yellow pages to start with.
    If it can't be fixed with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem

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    how long will it be before his fingers get the plaster off?
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    lol god i could cry ,i spent 600 on a mint full leather interior only 6 months ago ,now i have to buy a new door card @around 70 secondhand plus a dashboard or try to find someone who can repair it . but im not holding out on a repair of the dash just to obvious a place to hide it .

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    Err, why should you have to pay? Surely your brother/sister are responsible?
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    yes youre correct ,would be my sister in law ,but i feel awful asking her for the money ,she has recently split with her partner and he has left her with his debts ,and to top it her hours at work have just been cut to part time .

    so asking her to stump up for it atm seems to be adding salt to a fairly large wound

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    why not burn an extra 3 rings into the dash and call it OEM+


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    just not going to bite at that ,not a happy bunny

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    jokes aside, its not good at all. You will see it every time you get ino the car :-(


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    thanks for the dash link got my eye on that ,same dash as 2005 model i presume ?

    just need to find an old door panel and see if i can remove the top section that runs across the top of the door might save the cost of a new leather door card

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    Wise words from aytheee - Go to ebay. Search 'A3 breaking'. PM every person who is selling something asking if the have the parts you need.

    I found this shockingly effective!! At least I had answers anyhow. You never know you might land a lucky price.

    I feel for you mate.... Good luck !

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    I'll look out the instructions for swapping over the dash & email you them if you want? If you can do yourself it will be a bit of work but save a fortune.
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    Hollow have a word with my mate Dave at motor magic in sheffield,he is top we using him loads at work,tell him Tony at nationwide put you on if your interested,where is south yorkshire are you? he lives in barnsley(but dont hold that against him) but does work all over
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    cheers for that will give him a call today only a few miles away from me ,thanks for that

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    instructions for a dash swap would be helpful ,theres no problem in me doing it just be nice to know the location of all the bolts /fixings first

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    Will have a look after work & see wha I can get for you.
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    I really need to put a new dash in mine, and get rid of the smeggy phone cradle and the huge hole which looks like it was cut out by a drunken beaver

    Last edited by scottie123; 9th July 2010 at 21:26.

 

 

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