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Clean dashboard glass DIY

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by 4est, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. 4est

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    I just cleaned the dashboard indicators glass
    It was foggy, or rather, as I red in another thread, there could be some fungus in there

    I found there is no seal on around the glass, so any air could enter (and does, as this is the way the pcb cooled)

    Here is how dashboard looked before:

    Prius gen 3 blurred dashboard indicators.jpg
    Here is the complete DIY link, both in romanian and english.

    It's a 2-3h job

    Prius gen3 remove-clean dashboard / demontare-curatare bord
     
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    Pretty crazy, the amount of removal involved. Toyota should be ashamed.
     
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    It's scary, but not that hard actually :)
    My wife thought I would not be able to put it back together
     
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    I've done similar cleaning on two Gen 2s. It wasn't hard at all. Second time was easier, as you can imagine.
     
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    While you've got it open, I wonder, would tucking a small pack of silica gel (moisture absorbent) in somewhere, be practical/possible/effective?
     
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    It could be!
    Great idea. You have space to place it.
     
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