Dash separating I need to remove it

Tiny
DEB
  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,600 MILES

The area where the right passenger airbag is located is separating from the wood trim. It is as if the air bag has expanded or the dash wasn't cut long enough. Any ideas on how to fix? I have a new dashboard and want to install it.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 2:47 AM

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Tiny
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My 2004 Pacifica is having the exact same issue. I was told by my local dealership it was possibly shrinkage from the heat of the sun. I asked how I could fix and they stated I would have to replace an entire section of the dashboard which would cost me gobs of money. So I gave up on the effort. What I would like to know is what does one do if the airbag deploys on the passenger side? Do you have to replace the dash in that case to? Seems like a very bad design if this is the case.

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 9:13 AM
Tiny
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Yep it is an involved job to get the dash replaced but it looks like it is the only way. Here are the diagram (below) to help you get the job done.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 80,000 MILES

During cold months not as much a problem, whether the ac or heat is on/off I hear a whitle sound ( Like a ballon releasing air/ whistle ). The faster over 70mph I drive, the louder the sound gets. Driving me nuts!

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 AT 5:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check for leaks near and around the heater core (HVAC box) under the dash and under the hood along firewall.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 AT 5:33 PM (Merged)

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