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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2016, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings to members, just joined after buying a 2005 XLR in 994L Silver with custom exhaust . Previous owner had the car 10 years and took great care of it. I am looking for the aluminum trim piece that surrounds the shift lever on top of the console . Or guidance on how to repair a dented trim piece. Any insight would be greatly appreciated .
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That piece is not replaceable. I've taken one apart before and it's all crimped over a plastic piece. And the top part is sold in one piece, if you can find one at a dealer it's around 1300$. The console folding lid on my X had broken hinges. Took me about 6 months looking on eBay to find a used one that was in pretty good shape. Don't break a headlight, those are out of stock as well.

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The piece is replaceable, just expensive:

OEM UPPER CONSOLE (89046303) for your GM Vehicle

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The piece is replaceable, just expensive:

OEM UPPER CONSOLE (89046303) for your GM Vehicle

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I'm talking strictly about the aluminum sheathing itself. I thought that's what the OP was talking about
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I think what you meant to say is the piece is not repairable. It's definitely replaceable, --and for considerably less than $1300, even at a dealership.

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I think what you meant to say is the piece is not repairable. It's definitely replaceable, --and for considerably less than $1300, even at a dealership.

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No, the aluminum piece is NOT replaceable, since you would tear it up trying to replace the aluminum skin. that's what I'm talking about. We're talking apples and oranges. I replaced the upper console around the first part of the year since the console lid had broken hinges. I was describing the aluminum skin when I said that it's not replaceable, not the entire console

I was lucky to find the entire upper console on eBay even down to the light eucalyptus wood and working hinges. That's when i replaced the entire part.
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Click the link I provided. You're correct. The metal covering is an integral assembly, and was never meant to be replaced as a single part.

It might be possible to apply a strong enough vacuum to pull minor dents out of it though.

Replacement of the entire assembly is the repair for damaged metal interior trim parts.

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