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    Centre console tabs

    Donít suppose anyone has come up with a convincing repair for broken tabs on the centre console? Iíve got two snapped on the heater dial mounting.

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    If you've still got the broken parts you can plastic weld them with a soldering iron. I sometimes slice off thin strips of the item to be welded so you know the material is correct. Ive also used some stainless mesh in the melted plastic.
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    Hi Hasan - nice to see you still around mate I did think about plastic welding but think I’d better have a practice before I end up with a melted mess. That’s a brilliant idea about using shavings Fla. I was hoping someone had come up with some sort of bracket or flip solution but looks like I’m going to have to be that man

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    Those tabs are a real pain - one is broken on mine and I tried to bond it back on, but it broke again in no time. I wonder if you used plastic or fabric/felt washers and made sure not to over-tighten the screws, as they seem to break when unscrewing?
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    I’ve bodged it with Araldite and Milliput for now. Seems solid enough...

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    Thanks for the kind words Jamie.

    I'm sure your repair will be perfect!
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