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kalispell365 Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:46 pm

Hey all,
I am in the process of replacing my dash with a nicer one. My old dash has a homemade hack job cut out for the rear heater fan switch. I referenced the Bentley and while the dimensions of the hole listed are correct, the side to side (left-right) measurement is WRONG! If the switch is installed according to their measurement, it would be partially under the steering column trim...WAY too far left :shock:

So, what Im after is the exact measurement in millimeters from the left edge of the main heater control panel to the right edge of the rear heater panel cutout in the metal of the dash. I found a picture which will hopefully show where I'm referencing. I added yellow arrows to show what I'm after. I'm looking for someone who has a factory installed rear heater so that there is no error.

Thanks to everyone in advance!

crazyvwvanman Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:57 pm

4 mm

Mark



kalispell365 wrote:
So, what Im after is the exact measurement in millimeters from the left edge of the main heater control panel to the right edge of the rear heater panel cutout in the metal of the dash.

dobryan Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:59 pm

Yep, about 3-4mm on my '87.


kalispell365 Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:05 pm

Mark,
Is your measurement without the rear control panel installed like in my picture?
Thank you! I want to cut this exactly right the first time!!

crazyvwvanman Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:07 pm

Yes, I popped the small switch bezel out and measured what you asked for.

4mm to the hole edge. With the small bezel in place about 3mm gap between the bezels.

Mark

kalispell365 wrote: Mark,
Is your measurement without the rear control panel installed like in my picture?
Thank you! I want to cut this exactly right the first time!!

kalispell365 Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:56 am

Thank you so much!

Now for the fun...cutting :shock:

djkeev Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:18 pm

My dash is out right now...... A series of photos may help?









Dave

kalispell365 Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:24 pm

Thank you Dave, we just finished the torture and it came out great!



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