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Questions about VIN location and data plate

 
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:59 PM
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Ok, the truck was imported by my daughter.
When i read "tre truck is an import" i understand as in the french sentence: "this car is an import" => implied (in french) the car was imported and sold new by the manufacturer.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:57 AM
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Remove the dash pad, the plate with the VIN can possibly be bent back a bit to get some clearance and a better field of view.
 
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Remove the dash pad, the plate with the VIN can possibly be bent back a bit to get some clearance and a better field of view.
I don't think that will work as the opening in the glass to read it is off set to 1 side.
You either have to move the opening in the glass to line up, not going to happen
OR
move the VIN to line up with the glass opening, also not going to happen.
The only thing to fix this as said is to get the right glass with out the boarder, non-glued in glass.
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I'd place a mirror on the inside of the dash opposite the VIN tag, then take a few close up pics.

Removing the padded dash could cause it to crack, buying a w/shield in the US then having it "shipped across the pond" will be very expensive, maybe give-or-take, 1500 Euros.

Then you have to find someone to remove the old windshield, install the new windshield...that glues to the body. Not pleasent!
 
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I'll try to take some pics with a mirror and a light, i think it'll work !
Maybe i'll try the ctubutis méthod, i must remove the dash pad to change a bulb and it's a thing i've done several times ...
 
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I'll try to take some pics with a mirror and a light, i think it'll work !
Maybe i'll try the ctubutis méthod, i must remove the dash pad to change a bulb and it's a thing i've done several times ...
I got to ask what bulb you have to change where you have to remove the dash pad?
Anything in the gauge cluster you remove the cluster and the heater control you remove the control panel IIRC.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:26 AM
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Oups, I wrote anything ! I never removed the dash pad, only the cluster ...


 
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LOL that is OK just wanted to make sure you or anyone else that reads this was not pulling the pad to replace bulbs.

Are you still running the colored covers with the stock bulbs?
The colored covers can turn to chalk and not let light thru.
What some do is remove the covers and use LED bulbs in a color they like.
Some like blue others red, me I like the green as it is close to factory color and it matches the heater control panel & head light / wiper switch lights.

I left my colored covers in as they were in great shape from when I had the cluster apart for cleaning & needle painting about 6 months ago, some bulbs did not work and why I pulled it and went LED's.
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