Questions tagged [interior]

Use the interior tag for questions regarding issues with the inside of a vehicle. ALso include a make and model tag.

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White residue deep in carpet after serious leak

The car in question had a very serious leak, and because "reasons", it sat a long time (2 years) with wet interior, I mean it had a puddle inside... The crazy thing that besides some rust on ...
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Can I just tie additional LED's into my near-new-model cars interior lighting circuitry without issue?

The cargo area of my 2017 ford edge is very dim, there's a small led off to the side but it's pretty dim and very easily blocked. I'm thinking about adding some lights to help the situation, but this ...
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Interior ceiling cloth loose and hanging [duplicate]

I'm wanting to sell my 2005 Saturn Ion 2. Unfortunately the cloth covering the ceiling is loose and hanging and looking unsightly. I tried carpet tape with its 2 adhesive sides (as on YouTube) but the ...
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Color 'Swatches' and dye kit for Leather & Vinyl?

I would like to be able to refurbish worn out leather and vinyl interiors for a broad range of vehicles. I think the pros might use a collection of 'swatch' colors on a string to match a color and ...
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Is this "All Surface" Interior Detailer Spray really good for leather seats?

I have some "Turtle Wax All Surface Interior Detailer Spray". (I could only find it at Wal Mart) It says you can use it on vinyl, leather, and several other surfaces. The seats and dash in ...
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Where is the cabin air recirc intake?

Background: I am trying to remove a slight smoke smell from a 2014 Buick LaCrosse. I am taking several steps to get the smell out. This question is really only focused on one of those steps. Here is ...
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Cleaning Mold From Fabrics, including Seats and Headliner

I own a Vauxhall Corsa Twinport (04) which previously leaked water through the bulkhead into the car, which results in pools of water in all footwell, plus significant damp across all fabrics. I fixed ...
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Special considerations for drilling into trim plastic?

I'm trying to install some cargo nets in the trunk of my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Although that the nets are not listed as compatible with the 2018 and later, I have found many reports of people ...
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Replacing headliner in honda accord 2008

I have a honda accord, the foam failed (not the adhesive in the foam) and is pulling apart. The fabric is fine. I have some good adhesives to glue the foam back to the ceiling of the car, but I've ...
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What's the best adhesive to repair a snapped plastic indicator stalk?

The plastic on my Accord's indicator stalk snapped at the base after 32 years of use. Electrics seem fine and I think I could glue it back together, but I'm just worried about it breaking again. What'...
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Re-centering clockspring 2009 Subaru legacy

My horn no longer works, the steering radio controls no longer work, my airbag light is on. I have a bad clockspring. The dealer wants $650 to install new. I found a complete steering column with ...
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Cool Ventilated and heated seats, can both options be used at once?

In our S 350, both can be turned 'on' at the same time in the front and rear seats. Now it that going to mess up the motor?
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How do I get a fold/crease out of a car floor mat?

My passenger side (front) car mart has a strong crease. Over the past 14 months I have tried a variety of things : Leave it flat out in the sun. Placed it flat out in the sun with three bricks on it. ...
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Ideas to avoid sun reflections from plated surfaces while driving

It is common to find plated decorations in the interiors of cars. They are sometimes small details, but sometimes they take big, smooth, and curved surfaces, to make sure there is some part of it in ...
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Honda Accord Purpose of 3 Slots in Interior Piece

Does anyone know why there are three slots in the interior trim piece in the photo? (Having trouble with the photo upload.) It is to the right of the steering wheel, right and a little down from the ...
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How can someone find the source of the noise invading the car interior? [closed]

Suppose hypothetically that the interior of a car has a hole, a vent, or any kind of "sound leakage" that lets the exterior, wind and/or engine noise pass from the exterior to the interior of the ...
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Why would dome lights stay on, yet moonroof work perfectly? (One unit) 2007 Mercury Montego Premier

I replaced the unit, but the lights still stay on while the moonroof control operates the moonroof exactly as it should. The one without bulbs is the old one. Removed them to save the battery prior to ...
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Fixing cracked door trim piece?

What's the best way to fix this? Is there some specific adhesive that is going to hold up well on that type of plastic? It's a 1st gen Acura TSX, and the seatbelt got stuck when closing the door ...
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Heavy condensation inside car during winter. Tried multiple things, but no results!

Before you comment, read below to see what I've done and why most answers are not helping me. Also, my native language is not English, so I apologise for not using the proper words. I have an old ...
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Any airbag problems when removing seats?

Car is a civic vti 1999. I heard that if you remove seats on some cars the airbag may go off because it’s connected or something. I want to remove my seats for cleaning. Can I just directly remove ...
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Which glue should I use to fix the interior covering of the roof of my cab? [duplicate]

I have a London cab Tx1 model R reg. I am looking for a specific glue to fix the interior covering of the metal roof. The foam/sponge on the back of this covering has crumbled, causing the covering ...
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My car has fungus on seats, any remedies?

My car seat are made up of fabric and in monsoon, fungus builds up on it and a stench can be smelled when I open the car, please suggest remedies
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Why does my 2007 Lexus ES350 have a sticky dash

I recently bought a 2007 Lexus ES350 nice car but the dash has some sticky stuff on it that
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How to remove decomposed food smell from car interior fibers?

Car was parked up fro 3 months or so and it seems there was food decomposing in it during this period. I could see the food not sure what it was but it was all decomposed like with green bits in it ...
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Are oxide machines effective for permanently removing smoke odor from vehicle interiors?

I'm looking to buy a used car (2017 Prius Prime - leather interior) and the dealership informed me that there was a faint odor of smoke in the vehicle. They left an oxide machine in the vehicle over ...
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How to clean spilled drink from dashboard and control buttons?

A sports drink was recently spilled over the dashboard and control surfaces (radio, climate control, etc) of our 2011 Chrysler Towne & Country. The drink was immediately cleaned up and no damage ...
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Is there a standard size for automotive rocker switches

In my 2009 Toyota matrix, there's a bunch of slots (currently have covers on them) to the left of the driver. They look like they're the same size/style as the rocker switches I can find online, such ...
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Honda Fit moulding near trunk gasket is lifting

I got my car back from some shop work to remediate flooding (of the car). Seats were removed, carpet and electrical on the floor were replaced. It's been about 2 weeks that I got it back after about ...
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Cross threaded hole on seat rail of VW. How to get the original size screw back in? [duplicate]

So long story short, someone managed to cross thread one of the seat rail bolts while removing and reinstalling the seats. They then simply tapped a larger hole and used a larger bolt to fix the ...
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What are the interior trims along windshield?

Hey I’m trying to buy the trim that is on the left And right of windshields. I don’t know the name. It’s on the inside and forms from the dash to the roof of the vehicle.
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How do I disconnect my OBD port from my lower dashboard?

I am going to be checking my OBD port on my 2004 Subaru WRX for loose pins. The problem is that access to my OBD is uncomfortable at best (it's below knee level and pointed down). Even if I can ...
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About how long does a headliner last?

Assuming a vehicle is kept outside, about how long does a headliner typically last? What if the vehicle is kept in a garage?
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Suggestions to clean duct tape(?) from interior

I recently purchased a GTI mk4 and it needs a little fixing up but it runs great. However, I would like to clean up duct tape residue but could possibly be other things as well from the interior of ...
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Removing rear seat bottom: recent BMW 318d Touring

I've rented a BMW 318d Touring wagon. I'm not sure of the year but it seems to be at most a few years old. I'd like to completely remove the bottom of the rear bench seat (the part you sit on). This ...
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Volvo C70 2009 Convertible ceiling panels: glue has come loose

My friend attempted this repair with some kind of all-purpose glue which did not hold. What is the best adhesive for this type of application? As you can see from the photos, the ceiling panels ...
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Upholstery Repair

The seams are starting to fail on the front seats of my '05 Jetta wagon - it looks like the leather may be failing in places as well - so I'm starting to research repair options. I'm wondering: How ...
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Battery acid clean up

I was carrying a battery in the floorboard of the backseat area of the car. I was going to return it to be disposed in a week. In the meantime, it tipped over and a good amount of the battery acid ...
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Clean mildew from inside interior paneling

My sunroof was left open during a rainstorm recently and the interior of the car got pretty soaking wet. I was able to dry up most of the visible water. However, a lot of water got inside the ...
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2009 Corolla Center Console Cup Holder Insert won't stay in place

I just purchased a 2009 Corolla and the center console cup holder divider was missing. I found one on eBay (pictured there) and received it today. Though it fits, it doesn't stay in place; it just ...
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Removing interior trim pieces

One thing I am keen to start doing this year is to begin attempting basic maintenance on my car. My first job is the rear window washer. First, I'll provide a bit of background on the issue (just in ...
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Reattaching windshield mount mirror - '05 VW Jetta

The glue attaching the rearview mirror failed on my Jetta and I'd like to reattach it. I purchased a package of Permatex Rearview Mirror Adhesive (81844) on the recommendation of my local NAPA store. ...
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Making cargo space even in Toyota Sienna?

I recently bought a Toyota Sienna. I fold down the third row of seats in order to make space for my dog crates. Unfortunately, the space obtained by just folding down the seats is not flat and the ...
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Interior Rattling

Alright so I'm big on listening to music in my car. However there's one thing, I can't listen to music (with bass) without the grips on the door rattling. It's only on the driver's door and the ...
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How to prevent or reduce condensation inside the car?

I like a lot of airflow and a minimal interior. My car has several vents and holes in it, from deleted trim strips, places that wires pass through the firewall, drains, etc. This is fine for driving, ...
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Best routine for making a frozen car driveable

With temperatures below zero it's always difficult to get going even if the engine itself starts without hiccups and I'd like to know what to do better so that I don't need to wait ten minutes before ...
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What's ECON and how is it used properly?

I drive mostly Asian cars which mostly have an air-conditioning interface consisting of a button saying "A/C". This makes sense to me since it's short for "Air Conditioning" (assumption :)). Also the ...
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I have no interiors lights and my fuses are OK, what could be the cause?

I have a 2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan. The gauges, courtesy lights, door locks, electric windows, and taillights do not work. Does it have a reset switch for my electrical problem? Does anyone have ...
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Should interior panels be held together with cable ties?

I think I know the answer to my question, but I just wanted to be 100% sure. I recently left my car in to a well known, certified Vauxhall servicing and repairs garage to get a new pedal box. I'll ...
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What is this panel on the doors?

I've noticed that quite a few cars have a panel on each of the doors: I've searched through the car manual and it makes no mention of the panel. I'm assuming that it is some kind of manual door ...
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How do I reinstall the floor mats on a Renault Kangoo

There was a leek in my Kangoo and I 'carefully ripped' the front passenger floor mat out to dry it out. Now I need to reinstall it, it doesn't appear to be easy. There is a flap that needs to go ...
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