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Old 08-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #375
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I'm going to guess it's got a clip mount just like the rest of the dash. I should have guessed that's how everything was snapped in but I didn't realize it. To think early on in this thread the idea was that the entire dash had to be replaced.
I think what happened is the tech used the wrong tool to remove the insert and damaged the dashboard so the entire thing needed replacing. I may see if they will order the part and let me install it. But I doubt they will. My suggestion is do not use a flat blade screwdriver, use a trim removal tool, they are plastic and won't damage the dash. They are cheap at harbor freight, I got a whole set for $4.99 and they work great.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #376
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Anybody have the TSB number on this? I found a large bubble to the upper left and right of my radio on mine yesterday while wiping down the dash. I'd prefer to have the TSB# in hand when I go to the dealer so they don't play dumb...

GM must have used some really crappy glue on these. My Camaro was born in April, 2012, sat on the dealer lot for 20 days before I found her and has been garage kept since then. I only drive the car on weekends and evenings and use a Heatshield reflector when I park the car while out and about. I guess what I'm trying to say is it's not like the car has been constantly exposed to high temps. Again, they had to have used some really crappy glue.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #377
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My replacement piece has bubbled up almost uniformly above the radio and from looking at it straight on, you can't really see it. The only way to see the slight difference in the surface is to look from the side between the steering wheel and dashboard.

Until there is a TSB issued for this problem, I'm leaving mine alone.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #378
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My replacement piece has bubbled up almost uniformly above the radio and from looking at it straight on, you can't really see it. The only way to see the slight difference in the surface is to look from the side between the steering wheel and dashboard.

Until there is a TSB issued for this problem, I'm leaving mine alone.
On mine you can't see it unless the light hits it just right, I didn't even realize it was there until I ran my hand across it and felt a slight bulge. It hasn't gotten any worse so like you I am in a wait and see mode.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:05 AM   #379
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should here something back from my dealer or gm by Friday of this week. I will relay what I hear back to you guys
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Anybody have the TSB number on this? I found a large bubble to the upper left and right of my radio on mine yesterday while wiping down the dash. I'd prefer to have the TSB# in hand when I go to the dealer so they don't play dumb...

GM must have used some really crappy glue on these. My Camaro was born in April, 2012, sat on the dealer lot for 20 days before I found her and has been garage kept since then. I only drive the car on weekends and evenings and use a Heatshield reflector when I park the car while out and about. I guess what I'm trying to say is it's not like the car has been constantly exposed to high temps. Again, they had to have used some really crappy glue.
The best thing to do in this kind of situation is to contact the dealership and get a proper diagnosis. If you have any issues after they correct it for you, please let us know!

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #381
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I'm having the same problem with mine as well. I also have a letter about an airbag light to get checked, and my front gfx has gaps. Really don't want to go to the dealer for any of it, was not too happy with my sales experience.... Maybe I'll try to fix it myself.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #382
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I'm having the same problem with mine as well. I also have a letter about an airbag light to get checked, and my front gfx has gaps. Really don't want to go to the dealer for any of it, was not too happy with my sales experience.... Maybe I'll try to fix it myself.
Well they will keep contacting you about the airbag light. Do you have any other dealers close by you can go to?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #383
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I have the same problem>dealer wrote yes dash is Bubbling,No repairs done at this time.Typical General Motors reply.Oh well.These dealers and mechanis just want to do $600.dollar brake jobs and 30,60,90k mile services.Chevrolet just doesnt care.I bet some idiot representitive from Chevy will say have you contacted your dealer,maybe I can help.I worked for general Motors at a dealer and their modo is repair nothing and only do repairs we can charge for!Chevys quality sucks anymore.Camaro owner my whole life.Time to Kiss My you know what General Motors!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #384
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I have the same problem>dealer wrote yes dash is Bubbling,No repairs done at this time.Typical General Motors reply.Oh well.These dealers and mechanis just want to do $600.dollar brake jobs and 30,60,90k mile services.Chevrolet just doesnt care.I bet some idiot representitive from Chevy will say have you contacted your dealer,maybe I can help.I worked for general Motors at a dealer and their modo is repair nothing and only do repairs we can charge for!Chevys quality sucks anymore.Camaro owner my whole life.Time to Kiss My you know what General Motors!
Sounds like you have some other issues with the car and GM than just the dash bubbling. I highly suspect that GM suggested that the dealer NOT replace the part at this time, as the issue is NOT resolved, and you WILL be back again because it has happened AGAIN. Makes little to no sense to replace a failed part with another part that WILL fail again. So long as the problem has been documented, that's the best any of us can hope for, until there is a real redesign/fix released. The dash in my wife's 'vert is bubling, but I am waiting until a real fix is released to take it in.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #385
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went to the dealer yesterday, there is a service "notice" out that clearly states dealers are NOT to replace this part, and that they are working on fixing the problem. (tech printed it out and showed it to me)

I myself am glad... new one bubbled almost immediately, and the service tech scratched my radio face when replacing it... getting a new "radio face", and dash piece installed once the "fix" is in place... rather not keep taking it in to replace a bad part with a part that will bubble within a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #386
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went to the dealer yesterday, there is a service "notice" out that clearly states dealers are NOT to replace this part, and that they are working on fixing the problem. (tech printed it out and showed it to me)

I myself am glad... new one bubbled almost immediately, and the service tech scratched my radio face when replacing it... getting a new "radio face", and dash piece installed once the "fix" is in place... rather not keep taking it in to replace a bad part with a part that will bubble within a couple of weeks.

But it's still a good idea to have the issue documented with the dealer.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #387
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Sounds like you have some other issues with the car and GM than just the dash bubbling. I highly suspect that GM suggested that the dealer NOT replace the part at this time, as the issue is NOT resolved, and you WILL be back again because it has happened AGAIN. Makes little to no sense to replace a failed part with another part that WILL fail again. So long as the problem has been documented, that's the best any of us can hope for, until there is a real redesign/fix released. The dash in my wife's 'vert is bubling, but I am waiting until a real fix is released to take it in.
He was probably fired for doing just what he is accusing other dealers of doing.... Now seeking to trash GM on this forum.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #388
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went to the dealer yesterday, there is a service "notice" out that clearly states dealers are NOT to replace this part, and that they are working on fixing the problem. (tech printed it out and showed it to me)
I said this from the beginning, specifically that it would do no good until they actually make a better replacement part. Crap replaced with crap is, well, crap.

Thankfully mine is not doing this (yet). But, it sits in the garage 85% of the time.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #389
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Keep checking

Thanks to this thread I'll keep checking mine..to date NOTHING wrong
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #390
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went to the dealer yesterday, there is a service "notice" out that clearly states dealers are NOT to replace this part, and that they are working on fixing the problem. (tech printed it out and showed it to me)

I myself am glad... new one bubbled almost immediately, and the service tech scratched my radio face when replacing it... getting a new "radio face", and dash piece installed once the "fix" is in place... rather not keep taking it in to replace a bad part with a part that will bubble within a couple of weeks.
Well at least they have some sort of official notice on it. Replacing with the same part over and over would certianly end up being expensive for GM so they're trying to stem the tide while they work it out. They've got to factor R&D and materials, re-tooling, etc., so it may be a while yet.

It's not a critical part for operation of the vehicle so it's not the end of the world. I'm just glad they're trying to figure it out.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #391
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I took mine in this morning to get the bubbling documented. The service advisor confirmed there is a hold on replacements until a proper replacement is available. He said, "GM is aware of the problem and working on a solution."
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