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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Can anyone help me with a dashboard measurement? Reply with quote

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 Shocked

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!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 mm

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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.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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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!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much!

Now for the fun...cutting Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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