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Deep scratch on plastic cover over passenger airbag display

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by BogusTime, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    BogusTime

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    Greetings TW members. I have been following the forums since I got my tacoma a few months ago. I just noticed a deep scratch where my nail would get caught on the plastic cover where you would be able to see the digital clock and the passenger airbag notifications. I tried searching for something similar to what I have with not much luck. Has anyone had this problem before? If so, is there something I can do to repair it myself? Thank you.

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  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Get it replaced... No need for u to touch it. If you do then they may NOT fix it saying you played with it.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    I just went to the dealership and they told me that they would have to replace the entire center console since it came packaged as one unit. They estimated the cost being around 2k. Anyone know of detailing shops in San Diego that might help? Thank you.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    Dealer is lying to you. The lens is part of the clock/SRS display module which snaps out of the radio bezel. The module is just over $200.

    The point of taking it to the dealer is trying to get them to cover it under warranty. If they absolutely refuse, try the liquid lense repair fluid.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Any experience with that lens repair fluid by any chance? I also came across something called NOVUS. Have to look into it a bit more though. Thanks for all the help thus far guys. I really appreciate it.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Go to another dealer then
    It's a new truck...
    Unless you tried to take things apart and it was like that then it is under warr.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    I ended up calling the salesman that got me the car and he got the service department to buff out the scratch with no charges so everything is all good once again. Thanks for all the support guys, I appreciate it!
     
  10. Aug 11, 2012 at 3:43 AM
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    That didn't hurt now did it.
    Glad your all set.
     
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