10/24/2011

Pontiac HUD

Over a year ago the Heads Up Display (HUD) on my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP broke. Well the HUD didn't break, the spring holding the mirror came loose. The spring had actually pulled through the plastic.

When this happened last year i looked online and saw that it was a common problem, several people had written about it happening. The reason i didn't fix it then, was because in order to fix the spring i had to remove my whole dashboard.
So i just printed off step-by-step instruction on how to do it.

Last month in October i went over to Katie and John's for the weekend and John helped me fix it.
Pontiac Grand Prix, remove dashboard
I was a little worried at first to remove almost my whole dashboard but most of it wasn't that bad. Everything either popped off or was attached by just a few screws. Also having instructions helped out a lot, there's no way i could have done it without them.
Pontiac, Grand Prix, remove interior, radio
This is the actual HUD taken apart.
Pontiac Grand Prix, HUD, heads up display
It's a little hard to see but we used epoxy to attach a metal washer. That's where the spring would be attached.
Pontiac Grand Prix, HUD, heads up display, broken spring, washer
Once the epoxy hardened we were half way done, we just had to put it all back together again.
repair dashboard, pontiac, grand prix
Now it works just fine.
HUD, from inside car, view, pontiac, grand prix

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your comment that having the directions helped - do you think? MOM

Anonymous said...

I had the same exact problem a few years back. It was time consuming but easy to fix.

Robert said...

Lol.that's exactly what my mom would say. "You think"...too funny.