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Help on fixing peeling paint on radio buttons

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by akqrate, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. akqrate

    akqrate New Member

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    Hi guys

    When I bought my car off Heartland Holden last year I noticed that most of their cars had the grey paint peeling on the buttons for the radio... on the AM/FM button etc.
    Is there any way to fix/ replace this? It really bugs me because my car is otherwise immaculate inside. It's a VZ commy, executive.

    The dealers were supposed to fix this but now they are backing out and of course I'm not surprised. They told me it would take around $20 to fix this, but now they are avoiding this repair like the plague and saying that no such promises were made by them to me.
     
  2. PaulSV6

    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    If they where saying they where going to fix it, keep pestering them about it & if they still wont do anything, tell them ill take this to consumer affairs.
     
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    Thanks :) I will make sure I will do that now.

    However, any ideas on how to fix/ replace myself or a person that does it?

    Getting heartland holden to do something for me is like I asked them for a kidney or something... they run away faster than Usain Bolt.
     
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    the reason they most likely dont want to do it is because changing the buttons is a real mission. You can get them to come out, but you have to dis-assemble most of the unit to get to them, and then the thing is i don't think u are able to by the button seperate, or the whole face plate for that matter. So they will most likely have to actually replace the whole unit to fix the buttons, something costly hence why they don't want to do it!
     
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    you cant buy the buttons seperately, although the face plate unscrews it cannot be bought seperately.

    Only way to do it is to go to pick n payless when they have a VY come in, I managed to get hold of one that someone ripped the radio out of but left the face plate, and it was in new condition!
     
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    so u can replace just the whole plastic faceplate on top of the radio n cd player? Sounds like a goer
     
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    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    ^^^^Yeah but only obtainable from a wreckers.
     
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    hmmm might be worth a shot. Thanks guys... is it simple to replace? Not that good a handyman actually. However will threaten heartland holden this friday before trying it out myself.
     
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    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    Fairly simple mate, you'll need some removal tools, which can be obtained at Holden or u can make ur own up.
     
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    Paul thank you so much for the feedback champ. I see you're in Castle Hill? Very close by.
     
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    if you find one Greg (Phreddy - from forum sponsor ASR) is in Penrith, give him a call.

    Im sure for 20 bucks he'll happily remove the radio and change the faceplate over for you as he has all the tools needed. Should only take less then 5 minutes too
     
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    Thanks Torquative

    I'm actually waiting on him to get my aux in mod done so I'll go take a look this weekend, might ask him to do that then. Thanks... I dont have his number, just his email.
     
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    lol just leave it as is! bit of effort for a little button
     
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    Indeed mate, i am. I just remembered ive got a spare Single cd player laying around, but it to has peeling/scratched buttons, so no good to u.

    He's obviously getting annoyed with the peeling paint on the buttons, He wants to fix it!:thumbsup:

    I did the same, but i changed ova all of the interior plastics. Cause i didnt like the grey.
     
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    You changed all the interior plastics? How? Got any pics?
     
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    Thank you Ozzie! At least I know I can source a new CD player for the VZ... now, does it bug me enough to spend $145 on it.... hmm. Maybe I can sell my old one for like $50 or somethin.
     
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    Check out the link below, page 2 post #48
     
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    how much did that end up costing ya? plus, I suck at removing and replacing panels
     
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    All the plastic panels (incl T/C button) i got from OZ Comm spares at Smithfeild $220
    6 stacker got off ebay $200
    Pwr window module got from just commodore spares $75
    Trip computer & HL switch off ebay $80 both
    Compartment underneath stacker got from NVU (new vehicle upgrades) $21
    HBD 6sp gear boot from NVU $132

    All up $728

    Still going to get the door air vents & the rear air vents
     

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