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2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby monivt » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:56 pm

I have a 2004 Toyota Solara with about 112,000. I noticed a couple of months ago cracks appearing on the dashboard. The vehicle is very well taken care of, and windshield cover used to protect from the heat/sun. I searched google and found out this is a common problem with this year solara and several other toyota vehicles. Does anyone know if toyota have a TSB for this issue or an open investigation? I attached the url to the website.
http://repairpal.com/dashboard-cracks-a ... ve-box-345
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby Down2TheC » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:54 pm

No troubles here. 47k first run 2004 ragtop. Kept in a garage, and never cleaned the dash. I only dust it off. I think it got wiped down twice in it's life when I had it professionally detailed.
What's with that dude on the thread you linked. Claims he has a 2004 Solara and key doesn't open the door? Who the hell uses a key for the door on our car? 8)
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby DriDed » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:58 pm

I am not sure if this was a common problem (dashboard cracking), but my car has several near where the headunit is and some above the glovebox. I noticed the cracks in late 2010.

I only used interior shine three times at most but I forgot which brand I used since it was so long ago.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby firstSolara » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:15 am

This appears to be a common problem. My 2004 Solara dash looks like a road map.
http://repairpal.com/dashboard-cracks-around-instrument-panels-and-above-glove-box-345
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby gnegroni » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:49 pm

Yep, I have cracks all around the dashboard.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby GNasty » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:55 am

Mine too --it looks like sum1 took a knife or razor blade and cut the dash-very strange prob maybe if they would have used better grade material
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby yaddadaimsayin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:48 am

either i don't have any or i've never noticed. my car is parked outdoors as well. I'll go check it later.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby chynAWhite » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:22 pm

I just got a new cd deck put in Chyna and i just noticed the dashboard cracked...I musta damn near got the installer fired...
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby SolaraSport » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:01 am

These cracks actually appear out of anywhere, I do not think it is only the 2004 Solara, because I m starting to notice a mysterious slice or two also.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby HomeboyMI » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Is there a dash mat or something out there to cover up these cracks? I see people driving around with what looks like carpet on their dashes.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby SoSleek » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:35 pm

mines an 04 and I don't have this problem on my dash. I also have never used any cleaners on my dash, just a damp rag
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby yaddadaimsayin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:05 pm

^same.
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby kingkakyle » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:29 pm

another thing i noticed, any of you with cracked dashes have the sport model?
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby gnegroni » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:43 pm

Plain SE model over here...
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Re: 2004 Solara Dashboard Cracks

Postby SoSleek » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:37 pm

Sport here.
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