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Interior vinyl damage on dashboard

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I have a 2006 RX330 and there is damge and tear on the passenger side of front dashboard's vinyl. Please see the photo. There was a recall by Lexus which I missed. The car despite the 200k mileage on it is in good shape, but this damage has given it a bit of a cheap look. Does anyone have a suggestion for fixing or at least improving the look?

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Find a leather/vinyl repair business that does automobile interiors.  Ask an auto repair shop or car dealer for recommendations.    

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Other than the pictured damage, are there other cracks in the dash?  Has the dash become sticky and shiny in some places and/or formed a whiteish "bloom" in others?  Are you the original owner? I'm asking because I too have a 2006 RX 330 with only 120,000 miles.

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I had the same problem.  The dash would chip away by merely touching it.  I missed the recall so there wasn't anything that the dealership would do.  I ended up getting a dashboard at the junk yard that was in great shape and over the course of 3 evenings I was able to remove the existing dash and install the "new" one.  I'm very happy with the results and it only cost about $250 and my time.  YouTube was a great help in showing how to remove the old dash.  If you attempt, take lots of pictures and label your screws as you remove them.   I taped them to a plastic lid with reference to where they came out.  Good luck!!

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