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Spots within clear speedometer/instrument plastic cover. 2012 ECO

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#1 OFFLINE   MRB455

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

Attached File  Dash Spots 2012 ECO.jpg   65.82KB   1 downloads

 

This was not visable until GM replaced my infotainment system (just after warranty expired).  Spots are all embedded WITHIN clear plastic cover. 

 

1.  Anyone else seeing this?

 

2.  Anyone know how to gain access to INSIDE the clear plastic cover in an effort to remove what ever this is?

 

It is VERY hard to clearly see instrumentation, when sun hits it or at night.

 

(Please see attached image.)


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#2 OFFLINE   MRB455

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

NOTE: I have two (2) 2012 Cruzes.  Only seeing this on 1 of them....



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:50 AM

looks like someone sneezed on the plastic when it was out, what you have there is a culture growing. Take it back to them and ask to clean what they contaminated.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

from the picture, it also looks like some plastic bubbles, like if someone has added a plastic layer to the inner side of the instrument cluster, and forgot to take it out.

 

Maybe this can help you to take the instrument cluster out:

 

cluster01.gif

cluster02.gif

 

 

 

cluster03.gif

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:04 AM

Lagaffe,

 

I have no idea who you are, but thank you so much for your willingness to help.  This is very much appreciated.

 

In the heat, I was able to remove the "trim plate assembly" yesterday.  I saw the fasteners shown above.  I just hope that I can gain access to the inside of the clear plastic covering, and get this cleaned up.

 

Your response was exactly what I was after.

 

(I purchase PDF manuals for all of my vehicles, which would show illustrations like this.  Have not been able to find one for my two (2) 2012 Cruzes....)

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

No problem MRB455, always a pleasure to help :)


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

Lagaffe,

 

With your help, this was easy to gain access to.  After the speedometer / gauge assembly was removed, I was able to remove the clear plastic cover.   The spots you see are imbedded within the clear plastic.  You can try and clean or rub your nail over either side of the plastic, it is as smooth as can be.

 

Found GM part number 95487986 on eBay for $61.  It is to arrive tomorrow night.

 

Thanks for the help,

 

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

MRB455,

 

Thanks for taking the time and let us know the outcome.

 

Hope the new part has solved the problem :)


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

All,

 

The speedometer / gauge assembly was received from eBay seller.  As I was afraid of, the GM CAN computers detected the new speedometer, and the odometer portion of the "replacement" unit would not function.  I removed the clear plastic cover from the replacement gauge cluster and installed it onto my existing speedometer/gauge cluster....  (Everything just clips together to form the assembly...)

 

Everything went back together, but I am sure a GM deal would have to re-set the computer.  This was also observed when a dealer installed a steering wheel insert (adding cruise control) to my daughter's 2012 Cruze.  GM does this to prevent someone from going to a salvage yard and installing an option onto a car, gaining a "free" option.  The dealer that installed the steering wheel insert had to see what "code" the computer generated, then call GM.  GM issued a code to indicate to the GM CAN computer that this was a legitimate option addition, activating the cruise control.

 

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Edited by MRB455, 27 June 2014 - 08:48 AM.

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