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2017/03/10 20:34:12 (permalink)

996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas?

Hi 
I'm hoping to buy 996. I found one and it's fantastic except for the fact the leather is coming away from the dash board ( bubbling up /wrinkles). It's a shame as the it spoils what is great interout.Has anyone experienced this?Any ideas on repair or replacement required?
 
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2017/03/15 09:29:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby julianahmed 2017/03/15 09:44:47
If you have time, then it would not be that difficult to achieve yourself. I suspect that parts of the dash would need to be removed and the leather resealed with a suitable glue. However, dash removal can be tricky as components become brittle over time and may break (dash components tend to be expensive for what they are in relative terms).  YouTube is a great way to pick up tips - there are plenty of leather trimming examples and you can buy 'trim/dash' tools quite cheap on ebay. Porsche Post may have ads for this type of work, if you do not want to take on the task - the cost is usually labour for pretty simple fix that puts most buyers off.

Tony
1999 996 Carrera 4 - Ocean Blue
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2017/03/15 10:00:33 (permalink)
Hi Tony
Thanks so much for the advice. I've never seen that on 996s . I will certainly research your advice so thank you .
 
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julian
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2019/01/28 11:05:06 (permalink)
Hi Julian
 
iI know it’s a while since you posted the dashboard repair question. Just wondered if you bought the car and got it sorted as I have a 996 with the same issue. 
 
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2019/01/28 12:59:56 (permalink)
David Beatson
Hi Julian
 
iI know it’s a while since you posted the dashboard repair question. Just wondered if you bought the car and got it sorted as I have a 996 with the same issue. 
 
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Hi David
 
I didnt buy it in the end. I was advise the only way was to take the dash out and have it recovered with new leather. For some people ( maybe even most) would live with it but for me it would bother me everytime I got in the car. 996 is a fantastic car but I have boxster now without leather package.
 
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2019/01/28 18:47:07 (permalink)
ok no worries and thanks for getting back to me.  I don’t fancy removing and recovering the dash so will see if there could be another easier fix. 
 
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2019/02/04 20:55:10 (permalink)
Hi, My 2001 996C4 dashboard top has the same problem with lifted leather.
I'm sure I've seen a similar issue fixed on one of the numerous TV car shows (CAR SOS / the cars the star / Wheeler dealers etc...) its a leather retrimmers somewhere in the Midlands! Once I figure out which series it was I shall watch them all (any excuse) and take a visit!
The fix seemed to involve slitting the leather (maybe filling with an expanding foam?) and regluing and a heat gun, but I don't fancy doing it myself without a bit more knowledge!
Gary
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Re: 996 leather lifting off dashboard-any repair ideas? 2019/02/04 21:39:56 (permalink)
Hi Gary
 
Let me know if you manage to find someone who can fix it and likely cost. 
 
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