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Old 03-31-2014, 05:55 PM
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Default 997.2 dashboard replacement - easy or brutal job?

I have a 2011 and was considering swapping out dash for alternate dash..

Have a look at the attached, doesn't look that bad.. but you know how that goes..

Thoughts?

Thx much
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:08 PM
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I have never tackled such a job, but usually when they put in and take out dashes they remove the windshield to get to the screws up front. I don't know if it is possible with the window in there but I guarantee it will be harder. In your diagram I do not think they are showing you everything you need to take from the lower section prior to removal of the upper.
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I'm with Chris. I would think the dash is installed before the front windshield. I would assume it would be a miserable job. Let us know how it goes.
If it were me, I would need a blood transfusion, and the kids swear jar would be overflowing.
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LOL ! If's all there is to it, I'm guessing 20 minutes tops.
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LOL ! If's all there is to it, I'm guessing 20 minutes tops.


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Yeaahhh your right ... the diagram they offer does look just 'a bit' too good to be true..
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What color dash do you have and want to swap? Curious...
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yikes... I would love to see a DIY dash job because then we'd see some cool color combo's I am sure but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole tbh
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Originally Posted by CamsPorsche View Post
What color dash do you have and want to swap? Curious...
Sand beige leatherette (current) for sand beige Full Leather..
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perhaps contact charlie on the cdn forum? he just restored a 911 and had to gut everything... he could give you real world insight on how much work it is.

the full leather is nice and i can see why you want to do this but im pretty sure you'll need to gut most of the interior.

ps. i LOL every time i see that diagram.

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Sand beige leatherette (current) for sand beige Full Leather..

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It's a very intensive job. Both Alex at sharkwerks and the my service advisor at the local dealership said it was. Here's the email from my service advisor:

Unfortunately, removing and replacing the dash is a very tedious job. It would take us approximately 6-8 work days and would cost somewhere around $3000.00 in labor. OUCH!
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My dealer quoted $700 for the job.
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Originally Posted by bmwtye View Post
It would take us approximately 6-8 work days and would cost somewhere around $3000.00 in labor. OUCH!
Was it April 1 when he told you this? I find it hard to believe that replacing the dash takes 6-8 days.
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imo thats pretty fair.

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My dealer quoted $700 for the job.
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Was it April 1 when he told you this? I find it hard to believe that replacing the dash takes 6-8 days.
2 different dealers confirmed as I thought no way. So if someone here being told 700 by their dealer please pm me their info as id like to have them talk to mine.
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