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    Default 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    The upper dash panel the one with the defroster vent cracked can this just be taken out and replaced and is hard to replace thanks for any help

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    Watching....
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Just remove side pillars and just pull piece up. It is just clipped down and head light sensor and red light just twist off. It is real easy to replace I already done this myself.
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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Thanks for the input one quick question is the head light sensor and red light attached to panel or will panel lift over it.I know you said they twist off I just don`t want to damage them thanks again 98

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    I'm looking at this right now too. The side pillars come off easy enough and the clips pop up but the panel is acting like it's glued down at the very front. Isn't lifting off for me. Will work on it a bit more.
    Update - Success! Not glued, the foam was just really wedged in there. The sensors are a bit of a pain to twist back on. Easy replacement overall.
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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    I actually need 2 of them. I imagine the hard part would be finding JY ones that are not broken like the ones I have...
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Mines broken also. In two spots. Seems common.( like a design flaw) Not sure I want to spend $120 and have it crack again.


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    why not repair it? they sell bumper repair kits, epoxy with some mesh, fill the crack, use that mesh on the back side, then sand the face clean paint with some sem interior paint, stuffs a damn good match. used it on my steering wheel over a year ago, so its a handled part and its still holding up.

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    I replaced mine not too long ago. It comes up pretty easy once the pillars are out. The light sensor and red light are mounted to it. You just move them over to the new piece. I kept my old one to look at repairing it, but mine cracked right next to the HUD which looks to be a stress point and it did not look like there was much room for reinforcement on the back. Given that I was able to find the replacement for around $80, it isn't worth it to me to try and repair the old one.
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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    why not repair it? they sell bumper repair kits, epoxy with some mesh, fill the crack, use that mesh on the back side, then sand the face clean paint with some sem interior paint, stuffs a damn good match. used it on my steering wheel over a year ago, so its a handled part and its still holding up.
    1 of mine is in like 5 pieces, so not gonna fix it. Even 80$ is kinda steep...maybe I'll just go fuzzy or shag like a low-rider...lol
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    patch and carbon fiber wrap it? i wish i knew what the under side looks like, but the mesh is less then a mm thick. aka takes no room up really.

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    A vinyl wrap might not be a bad idea. Once repaired the vinyl will help protect it from cracking apart again. You'd just have to make sure you got a good wrap with good UV protectant to prevent fading.
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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Thank to all you guys for your inputs the information was great and gives me some options.

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    The little cover over the bulb and that other sensor thing twist 1/4 turn and fall out the bottom. I used a screwdriver to turn them because big hands. DO NOT drop that red lens cover. I taped mine to the windshield with string, but it didn't even come off the sensor thing without a little pull.

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    i changed my solar sensor and was able to reach up from under the dash to it. i got huge hands lol it plugs right into it too. harness plug right to sensor.

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Oh man, I didn't even look under there. I just saw that little thing possibly falling down the vent, and there's very little room when it's lifted up like the pics. Probably way easier going under, lol.

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    Default Re: 2008 Grand Prix upper dash panel

    Thank you great instructions

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