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Old 05-02-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Help... my HUD mirror/lens fell off?!

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So I hit a bump while driving and my HUD goes out. Not completely out... I could still see a faint glow of green.

I look into the HUD from outside my car, and it appears that a mirror or lens something has fallen out of place! I can still kinda see the HUD through that though, and it looks fine.

Now I need to access the HUD and try and put the lens back, but I have no idea how!! People say to pop off the defroster panel, I tried and just can't get it to come off. I'm scared to death doing this cause I don't wanna damage anything worse!!

Can someone give me detailed instructions on how to do it? Preferably with pictures?? I am a complete newb at this and have never done anything like it before....
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You may have better luck starting from the passenger side of the car and working towards the HUD on the trim panel. That worked better for me on both cars.
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Once you get the panel off.. then the hud is in with IIRC 4 7mm screws...also can use a phillips head screwdriver.

If the unit is bad..holler...I've got a "spare" laying around.
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How to I pry it out? I've tried really hard but it seems pretty solidly in there...
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Pry

undo the screws and lift it out.
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Hahaha no I mean the panel, I haven't actually made it to the HUD unit yet :(
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Pry it up. Just as we stated.
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be very careful.. that piece has been sitting in the sun for years and is very bittle.. do not use a screwdriver... use your hands or maybe a putty knife
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Is there anything else I have to remove first?
I tried a putty knife, and it still wouldn't come up, it felt as if I tried any harder I would crack the panel....
I tried it from the passenger side too, no luck? Remember I have absolutely no experience in taking my car apart :(
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nope.. it comes out only by prying on it..

if your luck should take a dump, and you do crack it, there are plenty of members that could help you get another one
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