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i have a 2005 LR3. It has 175K on it and is running great so I want to keep it. I like it better than most of the new SUVs that I have checked out. I’ve looked into replacing the dash and with covers. There seems to be lots of choices for covers from carpet to hard plastic. Has anyone else tried these option, and what do you recommend?
 

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if you want to keep the truck, replace the dash. covers look tacky. my 2006 RRS has a dash crack too \-;
 

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The estimate was 2k or more, so hoping someone found a decent cover. I agree with you so far and would rather keep the cracks than have a rug up there.
 

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Oh haha yeah I’d never suggest “having the dash replaced” but rather “replacing the dash” because you can likely find a clean dash from a wrecker for <$200 and then just have your own private dashboard replacement party.
My crack hasn’t lifted or spread yet, and it just runs a small 4” on the top passenger side, so I’m looking the other way for now...

there’s a very talented upholstery repair shop near me who said they can patch it for $175. I’m thinking I’ll try that first because the labor to R&R the dash is intense
 

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i have a 2005 LR3. It has 175K on it and is running great so I want to keep it. I like it better than most of the new SUVs that I have checked out. I’ve looked into replacing the dash and with covers. There seems to be lots of choices for covers from carpet to hard plastic. Has anyone else tried these option, and what do you recommend?
Here is what i did with mine
 

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i have a 2005 LR3. It has 175K on it and is running great so I want to keep it. I like it better than most of the new SUVs that I have checked out. I’ve looked into replacing the dash and with covers. There seems to be lots of choices for covers from carpet to hard plastic. Has anyone else tried these option, and what do you recommend?
Here is what i did with mine
From : Roverherover '06 LR3 201k
Mine has cracked right along the lines where the airbag would emerge from. It looks like an H laying on its side. I suspect the designers "scribed" the inside to ensure the airbag would deploy properly. I just left it and told the kids to resist the urge to pick at it and keep their hands away. Pride of ownership on a rugged, long lived, all weather vehicle. I don't believe the new RR/LR's will hold up anywhere near what the Discovery series has.
 

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That’s exactly where mine has cracked, but just along one side. I can see the demarcation starting to show along the tear lines.
The airbag cover on the steering wheel is showing lines and lifting on the back side as well. Must be something with the material
 

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Unfortunately I don’t have the tools or skill to do what emetoolite showed in the video, so that isn’t an option for me. I did see some form fit hard dash covers that were set with adhesive and fairly highly recommended, but couldn’t see how the passengers airbag would work. The ad showed a Chevy truck, and was wondering if anyone had tried the LR3 version. Living with cracks for now.
 

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There are vinyl repair kits. They’re quite easy to use, and after some practice can yield excellent results. The hardest part is mixing the color correctly.
 
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