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Thanks, dash out and back in success

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Cooper, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Cooper

    Cooper Zorg Guru (IV)
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    I want to say 'thank you' to all the people that assisted me in making this ambitious project successful. This was a huge step of faith to take this on as I am the type of guy that gets nervous taking out a door card! Special mention to @Southernboy for very specific help and @spurs fan in a coupe for the special effort in posting me the Ipanel which was the reason for the whole project. Everything went back and I am pleased with the result [except I have 4 screws left over - oh well! ].

    Below is the picture I took just before I started putting Brandy back together again.

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  2. GazHyde

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  3. Southernboy

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    Well done... after this exercise, you should be encouraged... you're obviously more capable than you give yourself credit for. The 4 screws you have left over...2 probably go inside at the top in the radio aperture..... and did you replace the 2 screws which hold the top of the aircon controls left and right?
     
  4. Cooper

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    The centre console was by far the most time consuming and challenging. If you are confident with that the 'dash out' is a piece of cake!
     
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  5. Cooper

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    I got the aircon control screws in left and right in the radio area. I am stumped where these go and I labelled the bag as well! They are silver in colour with washers. Had a good look and just skipped them....... I will save them for the next time I go in. I will have to replace the passenger side airbag area :( eventually as the leather is loosened and ripped.:banghead: Didn't notice until it was out and on the table.
     
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    fair play mate, that was some job, happy for you that it all worked out and hopefully has given you some confidence to deal with a few more issues if they ever pop up ;)
     
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  7. Southernboy

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    Silver with washers... ?? Top inside the radio aperture... there's 2 screws go in there... not easily visible unless you get down and look up into the hole. Did you manage to get the 2 allen drive screws back in?
     
  8. Cooper

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    Yes. Well in fact one of those two Allen key bolts was gone! The other one had some type of tape on it like a sealer. I found a bolt in my junk that was used to replace the missing one. Ah yes... I think you got it... two of them do go up into the vents from under the radio area! I missed them..
     
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    ..... so you only have 2 spare now..;)
     
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    You're very welcome, glad it went well.
     
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    High five Cooper!! Glad all went well and only 2 screws left over! Isn't that how we accumulate parts for other projects?? I've got a bucket full that I use and have no idea where I got them. lol JIM
     
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  12. Cooper

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    Funny the things you don't notice...

    My interior has a fully stitched interior which I never really paid any attention to until I was looking at the newly installed IPanel. The new Ipanel is smooth on every edge and surface similar to the main dash are however the passenger airbag area has a stitched leather look! Looks as if I am going to have to get another Ipanel to make it match :banghead: the rest of the interior. Don't get me wrong the new Ipanel is much better that what I had before.

    I have looked through hundreds of pictures and finding Zeds with a stitched interior showing the full dash is almost impossible to get a hold of! :(
     
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    If you need to know about leather interiors, I can help. I have sent complete new leathers to some of the members in the UK, and I have done my last 2.8 Z3 and now my 3.0 with the full leather trim. You have my pvt email addy if you want to chat via that...
     
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