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Old 09-10-2012, 06:05 PM
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I just noticed the other day that the dash pad on my 2008 4LT option is coming apart. The leather appears to be separating from the dash. It seems that the glue has failed. My car is garage kept, and has set outside a max of 10hrs a week this summer as I rode my MC most of the time.

Has anyone had this problem (could not find anything for the C6 by searching), and were you able to fix it?









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Damn, that's ugly -- another GM quality triumph. I'm assuming you're out of warranty. I'd look for the best auto upholstery shop in your area -- one that creates interiors for higher end rod and custom cars. They will be more likely to be careful when removing your upper dash and repairing the problem. Avoid low end shops -- they'll do a crappy job and then shrug their shoulders when you're unhappy.
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THAT SUCKS....yes I'm screaming. Keep us posted.
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time to trade for a new 1.
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In my nearly 10 years on the forum, I have never seen any dash pad issues. If this were a quality issue, one would think there would have been more instances of this.
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Originally Posted by Virtual Geezer View Post
Damn, that's ugly -- another GM quality triumph. I'm assuming you're out of warranty. I'd look for the best auto upholstery shop in your area -- one that creates interiors for higher end rod and custom cars. They will be more likely to be careful when removing your upper dash and repairing the problem. Avoid low end shops -- they'll do a crappy job and then shrug their shoulders when you're unhappy.
I have a very good shop around the corner that I will use. I will remove the pad myself so if something gets messed up, it's on me and I don't like others working on my car if I can do it.

I was hoping that someone had ran across this before.
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time to trade for a new 1.
Can you float me the cash?????
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Never seen or heard of this before. What did you use on it if anything while detailing the dash over the years
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Undoubtedly you've thrown the other 4lt owners into a state of paranoia. The leather is such a nice upgrade. Good luck with your fix. There is bound to be someone out there who can make it perfect again.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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+1 on what studivette asked..

What detail products have you used over the years of ownership?
Your the original owner?
Windshield ever replaced?
Texas summer sun?
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I wipe it down using distilled water and a microfiber towel n between thorough cleaning and conditioning. Every 6 months I clean and condition with...

http://www.autogeek.net/sonus-leather-cleaner.html

http://www.autogeek.net/sonus-leather-conditioner.html

I do not believe they damaged the adhesive used by GM.
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Undoubtedly you've thrown the other 4lt owners into a state of paranoia. The leather is such a nice upgrade. Good luck with your fix. There is bound to be someone out there who can make it perfect again.
I hope I don't have to buy a new dash pad!! The factory replacement is about $1800 shipped from some of the venders.
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Originally Posted by lordofwar View Post
time to trade for a new 1.
Actually not. OP: Too bad to hear about that I hope GM will fix it for free.
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Originally Posted by Kenny94945 View Post
+1 on what studivette asked..

What detail products have you used over the years of ownership?
Your the original owner?
Windshield ever replaced?
Texas summer sun?
Second owner, October 2010. Kept garaged and if driven to work, sun shade put in the windshield to keep the sun off the interior. Windshield has not been replaced to my knowledge.
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Originally Posted by TLTONEY View Post
I hope I don't have to buy a new dash pad!! The factory replacement is about $1800 shipped from some of the venders.
$1800 is a big ouch (plus the labor cost!). Personally, I'd rest with it over time and look for someone "creative" out there in the world of automotive dash.
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Originally Posted by TLTONEY View Post
Can you float me the cash?????
sure,do what i do.no money down,where do i sign.
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Originally Posted by TLTONEY View Post
Second owner, October 2010. Kept garaged and if driven to work, sun shade put in the windshield to keep the sun off the interior. Windshield has not been replaced to my knowledge.
Ok so this is clearly a one off situation. It can clearly be glued back on but its gonna be a huge job since the dash has to be removed. Can't see how else they would fix it.

If for any reason it can't be glued back or there's damage I would go with a DSV custom dash hands down over the OEM for $1800 that's BS.
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Originally Posted by R&L's C6 View Post
Wouldn't that be rewarding them for that outstanding quality......
it is 4 years old,and we do not know if it has been in a hot sunny climate,or something else might have happened to it.
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If the dealer wont voluntarily help you I would demand to speak with the Zone Rep. This should not be happening especially on the expensive 4LT interior package... Good Luck...
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