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    Astra MK4 DASH.

    I have the grey dash in my car. I dislike alot, i dont understand why they even made a grey dash! So i want to replace with a black dash or even put Vinyl over it.?

    What do you suggest is my best option? Because im sure i could spray and wrap/stretch black Vinyl over the dash. But just woundering what is easyer? Will i have to take the steeringwheel off?

    Thank you

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    Sorry wrong section could someone delete. Sorry

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    Personally I think you'd be better off replacing it as It's gonna look sh*te covered in vinyl which you'd have to be a real expert with to get it looking anything half way decent and yes you'd have to take the wheel off and it would also make life sooooo much easier, what car is it bud, I assume you're talking about a Mk 4 Astra G as the grey dash in those is the PITS !!!!

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    I am indeed! I know it looks terrible. I just don't know how or where to start.

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    get a haynes manual and get brave !!! it will mean door rubbers out for access to screws in dashboard sides, airvents, centre console, radio, speedo cluster, airbag squab off steering wheel, disconnect battery to stop air bag deployment... the list goes on but that gives you an idea.

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    Best to just change it....
    Always advise people to get a haynes to help..

    Just a matter of taking your time, and remembering to put it back how it came out..

    Another tip, you could get practice by going to a breakers yard and removing one yourself....otherwise check the classifieds for people breaking, and they'll remove it for you...

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    i didn't know they made a grey dashboard, get some pics up for my eyes to browse over
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    get your dash flocked. havent seen it done before on an astra

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    I am poping to small car shops today to see what they charge for Vinyl leather look upholstray! If they give me enough for a small price i will be getting on this today, it should be pretty straight forward if i take my time. Only tricky part i think i would have trouble with is the air vents near the front window. Getting between the vents..

    If i did pull this off it will looook topp dogg!! Worth a pop i think as if it doesn't work i have the back up plan of getting a black dash lol. And also removing the Vinyl and replacing it with other parts on the car such as door cars, parcel shelf, because everything is just GRANDAD GREY!

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    If you trim over the dash in vinyl you will have problems with the passengers side airbag if you ever crash. You would also need the dash removed from the car to trim it properly anyway.
    The original dash has a weakened section to allow the airbag to burst through in the event of an accident, if you cover this in a layer of vinyl the airbag may not deploy & you could then have problems with your insurance company.
    Much easier & simpler to get a black dash/interior from a scrapyard.
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