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Old 02-01-2014, 11:48 AM
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Yes it is the newer style. However under the area of the radio and where the console comes up to meet the dashpad, it doesn't appear that the console part that goes around the heat control will hold that part of the pad up. So I was wondering should I glue that portion.


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Old 02-01-2014, 12:28 PM
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The radio cover plate should keep the pad tight underneath that area and the hood release bracket usually keeps it pretty tight under the instrument panel. If you want to glue it to make it fit better that's certainly ok to do. The factory didn't use much glue to keep the dash pad in place but they did thousands of them so they had it figured out. I would say the neater you can make it look the better.

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:54 AM
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Part of the problem is my dash did not have the radio plate. I'll contact Carl to see if he has an extra.

Also while doing this I have removed the door panels to repair a broken window. The locking mechanism on the driver side never worked, I found that the door lock for the key is not connected to anything. Can the "cog" on the back of the key cylinder be replaced and linkage purchased or do you have to buy a new lock?


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Hi Leonard, you can probably make that plate. Alexander made one for the convertible map light that he (and I) used underneath the radio. He has a tech tip on how to make that plate, though it has cut outs for the light assembly and the switch. You should be able to make a plate without any of the cut outs. Check out the TRL, if Carl does not have a spare plate.

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