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Meir 09-05-2012 01:41 PM

dashboard cover removal
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcthesknyn...moval.pdf?dl=0

BrokenLinkage 09-14-2012 04:12 PM

thanks
 
This is a really nice write-up! I will be using it at some point not too distant. Thanks for putting this together.

RandallNeighbour 09-14-2012 05:49 PM

Thanks! May I post it to my web site?

Kenny Boxster 09-15-2012 03:14 AM

Wow, this very well done and invaluable to the forum.+1:cheers:

Meir 09-15-2012 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 306153)
Thanks! May I post it to my web site?

Hi Randall. you are more then welcome to do so.
I also posted similar DIY for heater core removal/replacement, and AC evaporator replacement.
Thank you for to warm words Kenny.

boxster7614 09-22-2012 09:46 PM

Excellent write up thank you!

Homeboy981 10-23-2012 07:46 AM

@Meir,

Those instructions are a work of art! Little arrows and all. That must have taken some time! Even pics of the tools used. Looked better than a Pelican writeup.

Hope I never have to be up to my arse in dash! I only thought I wanted to paint that little-bitty trim piece running through the dash. After seeing how much work it is….I'll pass on the dash! If I ever have to, at least I will know how! Good writeup.

Not sure about the other link. Might try another file sharing site…or just post them here! Cannot have too many DIYs! You learn SOMETHING from everyone….even if it only to stay away! Present company excluded, of course! :rolleyes:

Meir 10-23-2012 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homeboy981 (Post 310336)
@Meir,

Those instructions are a work of art! Little arrows and all. That must have taken some time! Even pics of the tools used. Looked better than a Pelican writeup.

Hope I never have to be up to my arse in dash! I only thought I wanted to paint that little-bitty trim piece running through the dash. After seeing how much work it is….I'll pass on the dash! If I ever have to, at least I will know how! Good writeup.

Not sure about the other link. Might try another file sharing site…or just post them here! Cannot have too many DIYs! You learn SOMETHING from everyone….even if it only to stay away! Present company excluded, of course! :rolleyes:

Hi Mark.
Thanks man.
BTW I'm not sure you need to remove the dashboard, in order to get the stripes out.
They are held by screws from behind, and I think you can get to it by only removing the air tunnels. I'm n the road now, I'll check it and give you a call when I'm back home.

Christian H 10-23-2012 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homeboy981 (Post 310336)
@Meir,

Those instructions are a work of art! Little arrows and all. That must have taken some time! Even pics of the tools used. Looked better than a Pelican writeup.

Hope I never have to be up to my arse in dash! I only thought I wanted to paint that little-bitty trim piece running through the dash. After seeing how much work it is….I'll pass on the dash! If I ever have to, at least I will know how! Good writeup.

Not sure about the other link. Might try another file sharing site…or just post them here! Cannot have too many DIYs! You learn SOMETHING from everyone….even if it only to stay away! Present company excluded, of course! :rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meir (Post 310363)
Hi Mark.
Thanks man.
BTW I'm not sure you need to remove the dashboard, in order to get the stripes out.
They are held by screws from behind, and I think you can get to it by only removing the air tunnels. I'm n the road now, I'll check it and give you a call when I'm back home.


Hi Guys

Great write up Meir!

Mark I did the dash strips a while ago it wasn't too bad really.

Link to my old post http://986forum.com/forums/performance-technical-chat/18663-help-required-interior-trim.html

Bala 10-24-2012 03:18 AM

Nice write up. Thank you!

Homeboy981 10-24-2012 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christian H (Post 310370)
Hi Guys

Great write up Meir!

Mark I did the dash strips a while ago it wasn't too bad really.

Link to my old post http://986forum.com/forums/performance-technical-chat/18663-help-required-interior-trim.html

@Christian,

Thanks for the info….I KNEW I had seen this procedure! I wanted to match the places where you had the color….uh, except in silver! I have never seen green look so good! I think it just adds a "newer" look to the car, NICE!

Thank Meir….got it covered. Whew! Dodged a bullet on that dash removal thing. Yea!

chnx84 02-03-2013 02:36 AM

Very nice!

embryoguy@mac.com 07-08-2014 06:55 AM

you could write i book. id buy it.

mikeman 07-09-2014 05:54 AM

^^ what he said.

102 projects...

good writeup, will use. :D

Meir 03-05-2015 08:33 AM

updated the link

jeepdad 03-06-2015 05:04 AM

The link's not working for me.

Meir 03-06-2015 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepdad (Post 439117)
The link's not working for me.

Pm me your email address, and I will email you the off file.
I can open the link from both my computer and cell phone, so I'm not sure what is the problem.
Need to find a better way then Dropbox to store the file.

Chuck W. 03-06-2015 06:04 AM

It worked for me. GREAT writeup. Thanks.

Meir 03-06-2015 06:13 AM

Ok.
I have a feeling you need to have a Dropbox app installed on your computer or phone, in order to download it.
I will try to post another link later for Google docs.

Meir 03-06-2015 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck W. (Post 439125)
It worked for me. GREAT writeup. Thanks.

thanks chuck.
you might also like parts 1 and 3

step 1 - heater core removal/replacement.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bi2dlsy47ygaky/step%201%20heater%20core%20removal.pdf?dl=0
step - 2 - dashboard cover removal.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcthesknynmqaaz/step%202%20Dashboard%20cover%20removal.pdf?dl=0
step 3 - replacing the evaporator and re- foaming the flaps.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gja11v6yi6h6sq9/step%203%20Evaporator%20replacement.pdf?dl=0

antny 06-04-2015 12:40 PM

Think I just found my project for the weekend. Dash is going to get wrapped in suede.

YellowBoxster2.7 10-11-2015 02:35 PM

Thank You Meir for the write up on removing the heater core, mine is totally corroded. Fairly easy to do with the photos. Thanks again

Ben006 10-12-2015 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antny (Post 452513)
Think I just found my project for the weekend. Dash is going to get wrapped in suede.

What suede do you use ?

Mine keeps fading...

jpc763 01-04-2016 12:01 PM

Can anyone comment on how long this procedure takes? I need to get my dash recovered and the recommended upholstery shop will not work on it in the car. They will do it if I bring it to them.

Also, does everything need to be removed? Thanks in advance.

Meir 01-04-2016 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpc763 (Post 478697)
Can anyone comment on how long this procedure takes? I need to get my dash recovered and the recommended upholstery shop will not work on it in the car. They will do it if I bring it to them.

Also, does everything need to be removed? Thanks in advance.

removing the dashboard cover only, should take about 2 to 4 hours, depend on your skills.
not sure if i understand what you mean by "does everything need to be removed?"

jpc763 01-05-2016 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meir (Post 478702)
removing the dashboard cover only, should take about 2 to 4 hours, depend on your skills.
not sure if i understand what you mean by "does everything need to be removed?"

I did some searching and it appears that to remove the dashboard (so I can get the leather replaced), I will need to remove everything including the speedo, stereo, air bags, steering wheel, etc.

So 2 - 4 hours to remove and then another 2 - 4 hours to put back?

Thanks for this fantastic writeup!

John

Meir 01-05-2016 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpc763 (Post 478810)
I did some searching and it appears that to remove the dashboard (so I can get the leather replaced), I will need to remove everything including the speedo, stereo, air bags, steering wheel, etc.

So 2 - 4 hours to remove and then another 2 - 4 hours to put back?

Thanks for this fantastic writeup!

John

yes. that's about it.
the whole project took me about 12 hours net, but that includes the heater core removal and the ac air box/evaporator replacement.
also taking pictures and figuring out what to do took some time.

Lemming 02-21-2017 01:26 PM

Cheers! If you are ever in the Bham area, I have a few beers for you :cheers:

Meir 02-21-2017 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lemming (Post 527942)
Cheers! If you are ever in the Bham area, I have a few beers for you :cheers:

Might take you on it ;)

Lemming 02-22-2017 07:30 AM

It will have to be a few, also found your great writeup on the heater core removal. That' s next on my list.

Christian H 02-22-2017 01:01 PM

This is the thread that just keeps on giving 5 years strong!

Cheers Meir :cheers:

algiorda 02-22-2017 01:12 PM

Damn, I'm not removing my dashboard anytime soon, but there are so many other little items I may remove/replace and this write up give great insight into all of them.

Outstanding Meir!

Jaydoggster 04-13-2019 02:33 PM

Does anyone still have this DIY guide somewhere? I updated my old iPad and lost it 😢

Meir 04-14-2019 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaydoggster (Post 592991)
Does anyone still have this DIY guide somewhere? I updated my old iPad and lost it ��

Here you go
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcthesknynmqaaz/step%202%20Dashboard%20cover%20removal.pdf?dl=0

Not sure why the links keep changing.
Need to think of a better place then Dropbox to keep them.

Jaydoggster 04-16-2019 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meir (Post 593070)
Here you go
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcthesknynmqaaz/step%202%20Dashboard%20cover%20removal.pdf?dl=0

Not sure why the links keep changing.
Need to think of a better place then Dropbox to keep them.

AMAZING, thank you!!

rflores2323 04-16-2019 01:51 PM

Can someone upload this to Google cloud. Dropbox link is dead.

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