2002-2005 Knee Bolster repair

edward301
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2002
Many of our T Birds have cracked plastic tabs on the knee bolster. A few days ago I decided to repair mine and used the plastic welding gun I bought months ago for 29 dollars. Worked great should have no problems anymore.

I fixed the recessed tab enclosures, and not pictured added new plastic tabs on the broken tab ends.

The only warning do not press in the red-hot metal welding rods to far, or they will come out the other side. Press in just far
enough so they are sunk in the plastic.



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Many of our T Birds have cracked plastic tabs on the knee bolster. A few days ago I decided to repair mine and used the plastic welding gun I bought months ago for 29 dollars. Worked great should have no problems anymore.

I fixed the recessed tab enclosures, and not pictured added new plastic tabs on the broken tab ends.

The only warning do not press in the red-hot metal welding rods to far, or they will come out the other side. Press in just far
enough so they are sunk in the plastic.



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What type of fasteners held the panel in place? are they pressure pins or threaded bolts? (trying to replace the mirror adjustment switch)
 
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Anyone know This Knee bolster pin.... does this thread or do you pry it out?1707249138598.jpeg
 
You pry the center pin outward, then the complete assembly comes out.
 
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