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Instrument binnacle replacement

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by josh-io, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. josh-io

    josh-io Member

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    Hi folks, I just got a carbon fiber instrument binnacle. Is there an easy way to remove the plastic one and install the CF one? Or is this something I should leave to the Tesla service center?

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  2. wiztecy

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    Its doable by yourself. If I recall its just a couple of screws, clips and velcro holding it down. Same removal process as the Elise, I'd search for the removal procedure process for that on the web and go from there.
     
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    Great idea, I should have realized it was the same process as the Elise. And there are tons of instructions on how to do it. Thank you!!
     
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    To give an ending to the story—I followed the Elise instructions this morning and they worked. I was able to change the instrument binnacle with nothing more than a Phillips screwdriver. It does require a certain amount of jostling and a little force, though. But here's the finished product:

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  6. DeedWest

    DeedWest Too Many Roadsters

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    Looks beautiful. Congratulations on the part! In my opinion, CF interior is much better an option than the expensive exterior panels that seem to fade over time. The CF interior in my #1438 is from the factory in late 2011 and still looks phenomenal.

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