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Old 03-14-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
The OTHER Kevin in San Diego
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SD overhead console problem

Problem isn't really the word for it... The overhead console on my
'02 SD literally fell off the roof the other day - probably because
the mounting tabs shattered like glass. This happened about 3 seconds
after the door that covers the garage door opener shattered when I
pressed it.

Press & shatter.. wait a few seconds... entire console cover falls
off and little bits of grey plastic fly everywhere..

Anyone else ever have this happen? I can't figure out how this
plastic can be so damned brittle that it'd shatter almost like glass..

Anyone know where to get a new overhead console & door without it
costing several hundred dollars??


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Old 03-14-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: SD overhead console problem

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 01:25:42 -0800, The OTHER Kevin in San Diego
<skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote something wonderfully witty:

>Problem isn't really the word for it... The overhead console on my
>'02 SD literally fell off the roof the other day - probably because
>the mounting tabs shattered like glass. This happened about 3 seconds
>after the door that covers the garage door opener shattered when I
>pressed it.
>
>Press & shatter.. wait a few seconds... entire console cover falls
>off and little bits of grey plastic fly everywhere..
>
>Anyone else ever have this happen? I can't figure out how this
>plastic can be so damned brittle that it'd shatter almost like glass..
>

Was it cold out?

>Anyone know where to get a new overhead console & door without it
>costing several hundred dollars??
>


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Old 03-14-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: SD overhead console problem

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:51:31 -0500, ZombyWoof <Zomby-Woof@Zappa.net>
wrote:

[snip]
>>Anyone else ever have this happen? I can't figure out how this
>>plastic can be so damned brittle that it'd shatter almost like glass..
>>

>Was it cold out?


Just being sarcastic here, but check out my nym and ponder the answer
to that question... :)


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Old 03-15-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: SD overhead console problem

FYI - Last summer on my '02 (gray interior) I first had the sunglasses door
latch snap off (for no apparent reason) and then about 1 month later the
garage door latch snapped off, too. Lucky for me the replacement console was
covered under warranty. I played around a bit with the broken pieces and
they were brittle. I'm thinking a bad batch of plastic resin (too much
regrind?). Anyhow, my Dad's '01 has the same interior and shows no signs of
breaking like my '02.

-Skramblr

"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
message news:bsla31tfmt48fv4qi4ibtidto9f7o3is01@4ax.com...
> Problem isn't really the word for it... The overhead console on my
> '02 SD literally fell off the roof the other day - probably because
> the mounting tabs shattered like glass. This happened about 3 seconds
> after the door that covers the garage door opener shattered when I
> pressed it.
>
> Press & shatter.. wait a few seconds... entire console cover falls
> off and little bits of grey plastic fly everywhere..
>
> Anyone else ever have this happen? I can't figure out how this
> plastic can be so damned brittle that it'd shatter almost like glass..
>
> Anyone know where to get a new overhead console & door without it
> costing several hundred dollars??
>
>



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Old 03-16-2005, 03:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: SD overhead console problem

ebay

"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
message news:bsla31tfmt48fv4qi4ibtidto9f7o3is01@4ax.com...
> Problem isn't really the word for it... The overhead console on my
> '02 SD literally fell off the roof the other day - probably because
> the mounting tabs shattered like glass. This happened about 3 seconds
> after the door that covers the garage door opener shattered when I
> pressed it.
>
> Press & shatter.. wait a few seconds... entire console cover falls
> off and little bits of grey plastic fly everywhere..
>
> Anyone else ever have this happen? I can't figure out how this
> plastic can be so damned brittle that it'd shatter almost like glass..
>
> Anyone know where to get a new overhead console & door without it
> costing several hundred dollars??
>
>



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