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1994 echelon lx dash plate


chopperdave

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HEY NEW TO THE FORUM...

HAVE A 1994 MALIBU ECHELON LX . I HAVE HAD IT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

THE MOUNTING HOLES FOR THE FACE PLATE THAT HOLDS THE GAUGES ARE PLASTIC AND

DONT HOLD THE PLATE VERY WELL. ANYONE HAVE A GOOD FIX.. THOUGHT ABOUT SOME TYPE

OF BRACKET I COULD SCRWE INTO THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH TO HOLD PLATE BUT DONT KNOW

WHAT THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH IS MADE OF. WOULD IT HOLD ??

ANY IDEAS WOULD BE WELCOME..... THANKS MUCH DAVE ..

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I had the very same problem. There are a couple of ways to repair the broken rivnut in the plastic portion of the dash. Replacement rivnuts are available or you can buy a blind nut that rivets to the plastic dash section. They come in many sizes, so you can find the correct size. A high end hardware or racing supply store will carry both.

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I had the very same problem. There are a couple of ways to repair the broken rivnut in the plastic portion of the dash. Replacement rivnuts are available or you can buy a blind nut that rivets to the plastic dash section. They come in many sizes, so you can find the correct size. A high end hardware or racing supply store will carry both.

THANKS MUCH.. THIS IS A GREAT SITE..... DAVE

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HEY NEW TO THE FORUM...

HAVE A 1994 MALIBU ECHELON LX . I HAVE HAD IT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

THE MOUNTING HOLES FOR THE FACE PLATE THAT HOLDS THE GAUGES ARE PLASTIC AND

DONT HOLD THE PLATE VERY WELL. ANYONE HAVE A GOOD FIX.. THOUGHT ABOUT SOME TYPE

OF BRACKET I COULD SCRWE INTO THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH TO HOLD PLATE BUT DONT KNOW

WHAT THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH IS MADE OF. WOULD IT HOLD ??

ANY IDEAS WOULD BE WELCOME..... THANKS MUCH DAVE ..

If you want a quick fix until you get the replacement riv nuts , you can take some wooden toothpicks and trim them to the proper length of the hole and then just screw in the face plate with the old srews ,, the toothpick takes up the slack, its a good temp fix !

dt

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HEY NEW TO THE FORUM...

HAVE A 1994 MALIBU ECHELON LX . I HAVE HAD IT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

THE MOUNTING HOLES FOR THE FACE PLATE THAT HOLDS THE GAUGES ARE PLASTIC AND

DONT HOLD THE PLATE VERY WELL. ANYONE HAVE A GOOD FIX.. THOUGHT ABOUT SOME TYPE

OF BRACKET I COULD SCRWE INTO THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH TO HOLD PLATE BUT DONT KNOW

WHAT THE UNDERSIDE OF DASH IS MADE OF. WOULD IT HOLD ??

ANY IDEAS WOULD BE WELCOME..... THANKS MUCH DAVE ..

If you want a quick fix until you get the replacement riv nuts , you can take some wooden toothpicks and trim them to the proper length of the hole and then just screw in the face plate with the old srews ,, the toothpick takes up the slack, its a good temp fix !

dt

THANKS MUCH.. DAVE

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  • 3 years later...

I have the same issue but when I removed the plate the holes in the plastic are so big I do not see any way to attach it. I believe the dash plat was just sitting in place. I cannot tell what was there originally or how to reattch it. There does not seem to be any support behind the plastic for it to screw into. Any suggestions on how to fix this without having to replace the plastic dash?

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  • 3 months later...

I have the same issue but when I removed the plate the holes in the plastic are so big I do not see any way to attach it. I believe the dash plat was just sitting in place. I cannot tell what was there originally or how to reattch it. There does not seem to be any support behind the plastic for it to screw into. Any suggestions on how to fix this without having to replace the plastic dash?

I ended up filling in the holes with plastic repair, drilling new 1/4" holes and using a blind rivit to screw back into. I powdercoated the dash plate and painted the screws. It looks good and can be removed if I ever have guage problems.

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