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Dashboard cracked

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by rz470, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. rz470

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    Does any body know if Lexus dealership still fix or replace dashboard or has that ship already has been sailed
     
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    Similar question...

    I just bought a 85k mile truck with a cracked dash. I was able to use it as a bargaining chip, and it isn't too noticeable at the moment.

    Is it possible to buy a dash from Lexus or am I better off calling salvage yards? What's the going rate for the part?
     
  4. Bluetribal

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    I don't think you would luck out at a salvage yard. No yard would be able to pull that part and I doubt you would want to spend hours in a yard pulling it yourself just to have another dash that will probably crack. I would call around to your local dealers they may have a left over dash from the rush of replacements before the deadline. But they were pretty scarce and many of us waited many months for a dash to be brought in for replacement.
     
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    Hopefully this is not my future....

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    My cracking is very minimal right now. If it spreads it looks like I’ll be the guinea pig for the coverlay.

    After taking apart the cargo area panels I want nothing to do with pulling and reinstalling a dash.
     
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    I downloaded the FSM pages from Techinfo on dash replacement. It doesn't look that bad.

    Heater core however looks like a nightmare!
     
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    Offer to take a local Lexus tech out to lunch and pick his brain on tricks they have learned. Worth a try.
     
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    The dash pad is easy. The recall only pays the tech something like 2.2hrs. I dropped mine off in the morning and had it back by lunch.
     
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    My dealer took 2 days but not sure if they were working on it the whole time but they gave me a loaner vehicle right off the bat. And they told me that the first few went really slow but now they had it down to a science.
     
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    Mine took a whole day, they took everything out from the storage area of the center console forward
     
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    I was going to suggest wrapping it yourself, maybe with some Alcantara or leather, if you don't want the carpeted dash pad. If the dash is cracked already you got nothing to lose! A loooong time ago I pulled the dash from my car and fiberglassed it before painting it. It held up well, and some quick detail spray was perfect for cleaning it up when it got dusty. I would probably go the leather/Alcantara route if I had not managed to get mine replaced.
     
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    I did pull the dash in my 80 Series when parting it out. Besides one hidden screw it wasn’t bad. The nice part is that you won’t have to be as careful with the removal since the old dash will just be trash and you will learn how the new one goes back in.
     
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    So who’s got the best price for buying a dash?
     
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    I'm going to be needing a dash as well.
     
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    The better question is who has a dash available to buy!

    Start calling all the Lexus Parts departments within a hundred miles of you.
     
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    You'd think they have to continue to make them available for collision repair. The passenger dash blows apart if the airbag goes.

    Im going to start checking my sources....