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interior panel to the right of the steering wheel

im just wondering whether ive been heavy handed or is this is a fault other people have came across,

basically whilst trying to remove the excess amounts of silocone spray coated all over my dash by the local dealer i went to pull the small panel off (i think its where the diagnostics port is) and the clips snapped and stayed attached to the car and the pannel came off!

ive fixed the clips with some good old super glue but i just wondered if anyone else had came across this!, ill try get a pic up

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heres a pic anyway

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Re: interior panel to the right of the steering wheel

So going off topic, did you use food dye to change the colour of your seats. I have done the steering wheel and hand brake stitching and was wondering about the seats and door trims.
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Re: interior panel to the right of the steering wheel

its fairly common for the clips to snap off (usually the dealers do it when they plug the car in at service time )


one tip T suggests is when you have it out apply a smear of grease to each peg so it makes removal in future much easier
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its fairly common for the clips to snap off (usually the dealers do it when they plug the car in at service time )


one tip T suggests is when you have it out apply a smear of grease to each peg so it makes removal in future much easier
yeah wehn the car went in for a re-spray it was given whet they called a "50 quid valet" well im glad i didnt pay for that i had to go round with a towel and rub off the srupid amounts of silione spray they'd even got it behind this panel, ive just glued it to the pegs untill i need to open it for now
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So going off topic, did you use food dye to change the colour of your seats. I have done the steering wheel and hand brake stitching and was wondering about the seats and door trims.
thats not my car its just off google, as far as i know it wouldn't be possible, you would need sh*t loads of food dye and it would be near impossible to get it even
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thats not my car its just off google, as far as i know it wouldn't be possible, you would need sh*t loads of food dye and it would be near impossible to get it even
those seats are standard. series 1 diesel sporting.

also yeah, my dealer broke the clips off too so mines just held in by a cable tie..works pretty well, doesnt hang down or anything!
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those seats are standard. series 1 diesel sporting.

also yeah, my dealer broke the clips off too so mines just held in by a cable tie..works pretty well, doesnt hang down or anything!
i knew they where standard! cant say im a fan of that interior! i dont get all this food coloring stuff tbh but thats just me

and i couldn't believe it when it snapped, glad its a common thing then and not just me being heavy handed or id worry about the quality of the rest of the interior
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