69 rr dash switch panel install trouble

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  1. Deanfitz27

    Deanfitz27 Well-Known Member

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    Hey does any body know if there is a trick to install the dash switch panel. I'm trying to prefit before I dye the lower pad. I was trying to install from the front. I wonder us it that the pad has shrunk up over the years?

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    68Moparmaniac Well-Known Member

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    If it's the original pad you are correct about the shrinkage. Warm it up with a heat gun or lay it in the sun for a bit before you try and fit it back in
     
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      Ok tks. Its unreal how tight it has got. Tks
       
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      I think its just naturally a tight fit. I filed all the rough edge off the bezel before I painted it just to minimize the chance of it scratching the vinyl going back in.
       
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      Thanks, I think I’m going to have to do the same, the corners on the right side are very sharp
       
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      When you install the switch plate , I assume the lower pad is already installed to the dash, do you install the switch plate with the switches installed on the plate or not?
       
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      I think the switches can go in from the back but don't quote me !! I'm pretty sure I installed mine with the switches already in place.
       
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        Tks
         
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