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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 23:27:53 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Preventing/repairing dash cracks


> One side issue I'm having at the moment is that I removed the four long > bolts to remove the instruments from the dash and now that I've put > everything back into place, I can only get one of the four bolts to mate > with the fixed captive nuts in the dash structure. This isn't a huge issue > but it means the whole instrument and control assembly is secured with one > bolt (the extreme RHS one - I'm in Australia remember so the car is RHS > drive). It creates more vibration when driving, but I put up with it. At > least when I next need to work on the instrumentation I only have to remove > one bolt instead of 4. 8-) > Those screws are a real pain, the idea is that there's plastic tubes that they route up through, but on the car I worked on those were broken. What I ended up doing was removing the radio and bracket, and the headlight switch and I found I could reach around with my finger to guide the screws through the upper loop and into the threaded hole in the bottom of the dash. It takes some dexterity but it can be done. Also some of the screws are different lengths, gotta put the right one in the right hole.

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