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Dash instrument light pod name?

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Hi all

I am in the process of upgrading my dash cluster and have hit a snag! A part of the dash board has got plastic snapped off of it where screws should go to hold the lights in (indicator, high beam , oil etc)
My issue is I do not know what it is actually called to try to find a replacement.
Can anyone tell me what it is called ? and if they are still able to be bought?
much appreciated and thanks in advanced!

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Have not used this guy before but maybe worth sending him a pic see if he has one.

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or this one

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TONYT25T25 wrote: 22 Jul 2021, 15:35 Have not used this guy before but maybe worth sending him a pic see if he has one.

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or this one

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thanks for the reply, i did have a look on the parts emporium site to see if he had one but couldn't find one there.
I'll mail that ebay guy and see if any luck there!

 
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Good luck, early doors att, a member may have one who has not read this post yet.
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I have repaired many like that, it is a common problem with all the self tapping screw locations that secure the instruments and the LED warning module. I use a 3mm drill and drill into whatever remains of the original hole to a depth of around 8mm and then use an M4 tap to thread the hole. You can then insert a M4 stud (or cut the head off a 20mm long M4 bolt and chamfer the cut edge), add a bit of locktight or super glue. M4 nut and job done, takes just a few minutes if you have a 3mm drill and M4 tap. I remove all self tappers when refurbishing dash pods and use an M4 tap then replace with studs/nuts or 15mm M4 threaded screws - this relieves the stresses on the ageing plastic which has age hardened and become brittle.

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Part number 251919067D still available from vw  .
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Nice Angelo, that cluster looks soo much better than what ive just installed! wish i had those kind of skills myself!
I may give the drilling and tapping a try just for a bit of practice.
But have ordered a new one now, , thanks multisi  for the part number. much appreciated!

now onto the next problem! Does the to do list ever get smaller !!
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Speaking from an engineer's perspective.
The correct drill size for a 4mm thread should be 3.3mm.
or for us young 'uns -near as damn it 1/8"

I would also probably work on the plastic whilst it is warm - a bit more supple and less prone to further cracking or breakage.

I agree though, it does look a lot smarter.

And use epoxy glue or similar...
In many situations, Loctite will react with ABS and similar plastics.
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