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Remove and replace your scratched up instrument cluster plexiglass

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Blazingbluesport, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 1, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Furball

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    Same. had my windows cracked this summer and the landscapers cut the grass at work on a windy day. i have so much dust inside mine right there by the knob too. in the right light it's really noticeable and annoying.
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Glad I’m not the only one, dumb design.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    So glad to find this thread. I bought my 16 used and the truck was super clean, very well kept. BUT the damn gauge cluster had noticeable scratches on it. I’m so OCD about my shit that very night when I brought the truck home I bought plast-x to try and remove them. Now I’m going to just replace the gauge cluster plexiglass.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    Conon18

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    A heat gun is an option to completely restore plexiglass and acrylic. Take the cluster out of the dash first to avoid heating up anything that shouldn’t be heated up.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    For all of you who have taken out the cluster, anybody see how hard it would be to take of the needles and face plate, I'd like to put a piece of tape over the TPMS sensor light
     
  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Could you just remove the bulb? Or is this modern cluster not set up like that?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    I just got my replacement cluster lens...anybody have luck with applying a protective applicable over the lens before installing it?
     
  9. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    MickeyB

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    I'm wondering the same thing!
     
  10. Feb 18, 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    I called a few local shops and none wanted to apply a tint or anything like that; they said the contours were too tricky basically.

    I am contemplating trying the liquid screen protector we use on our cell phones...not sure though lol
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    myk3e

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    Thank you for posting this.
     
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