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    Default Dash delaminating

    I have an 2006 v and the leather dash cover is delaminating from the dash pad. I am hearing this is a common problem. According to the dealer this is a discontinued part. But I think the pad could be removed and Re glued and reinstalled.


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    I see a trip to your local auto upholstery shop in your future

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    RBrown,,, Just a thought: You might do what I did, install a dash cover > Dash Covers
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    I went with their velour dash cover....although I didn't have the same problem you are experiencing. I dislike cleaning the dash tops
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    First I've heard of anything like this; although I always keep my interior clean and treated to keep the leather, etc. soft and supple. Perhaps your car sat out in the hot sun all the time to cause this. I would think an upholstery shop could fix your problem.



    Quote Originally Posted by RBrown View Post
    I have an 2006 v and the leather dash cover is delaminating from the dash pad. I am hearing this is a common problem. According to the dealer this is a discontinued part. But I think the pad could be removed and Re glued and reinstalled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby558 View Post
    First I've heard of anything like this; although I always keep my interior clean and treated to keep the leather, etc. soft and supple. Perhaps your car sat out in the hot sun all the time to cause this. I would think an upholstery shop could fix your problem.
    The car is garaged so that is not the issue. The shop I went to says he had had several with this issue. They have to remove the dash pad so they can glue it.


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    My 07 is coming up at the dip where the instrument round ends towards the center.

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    I have noticed that on at least 4 or 5 cars that I have looked at for people. Seems to be a newer problem and these where garage kept cars. Might be something else to watch. I see dashes sell often on ebay and for a good price so theirs may have the same problem

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    So, what did you do? I have the same situation...07 XLR-V.
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    [Fireduck69;75289]My 07 is coming up at the dip where the instrument round ends towards the center.[/QUOTE]

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    I havenít done anything with it yet. I was thinking about taking it out and having an upholstery shop look at it or just glueing it back down.

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    Install it,,,and forget the problem under. Don't stress out,,,,life is too short.

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    I havenít done anything yet either. The upholstery shop wonít remove the pad. They recommend going to the dealer and have them remove


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    Not surprising this is happening.

    I'm guessing they use the same dash material under the leather that produces the white chalky substance on earlier XLRs. Probably makes the glue come undone over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBrown View Post
    I havenít done anything yet either. The upholstery shop wonít remove the pad. They recommend going to the dealer and have them remove


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