How To Fix Dashboard Coming Up [5 Easy Steps]

Having problems with your dashboard & struggling? You have come to the right place. Here we will show you how to fix dashboard coming up in 5 easy steps. So keep on reading.

We can confidently assure you that by the end of this article, you will be able to deal with major dashboard issues like a professional. So, let’s get started…

How To Fix Dashboard Coming Up In 5 Simple Steps

We are guessing that your dashboard is either coming up or not working. In case you are wondering how to repair the dashboard, you will find it here.

Car dashboard repair can be very expensive. And most car dashboard repairs are usually complex and hard to understand. But don’t worry, we have the most perfect solution for you.

Take a look at these 5 simple steps to fix your dashboard coming up and solve the problems easily.

1. Wait For A Sunny Day

You can fix the dashboard coming up whenever you prefer. However, it will be better if you wait for a bright sunny day. Repairing the dashboard in perfect weather can make your solution durable.

Why a bright sunny day?

Well, you need the weather to be warm because this way the dash will be very hot and pliable. This will be useful for the next step.

2. Detaching The Dashboard Completely

Now, you will have to detach the dashboard completely. If your dashboard was already coming out, there will be a gap to jam a screwdriver in. Choose a screwdriver fitting into the opening and make the gap wider. Keep doing this till the dashboard comes off completely.

3. Using Adhesive

You will need to use a strong adhesive to reattach the dashboard properly. Epoxy glue is the best option in this type of situation. It is the best glue for dashboard repair. It works as dashboard crack repair glue as well.

Take the glue on a stick or spoon. And then smear the adhesive on the side of the dashboard that will set on the surface. Apply adhesive on the surface as well. After that, press the dashboard down hard and keep pressing with force for at least 30 seconds.

4. Strapping It Down

You can strap the dashboard down using duct tape. This will help the adhesive to dry properly. Try to apply other manual pressure as well. Keep applying pressure for about 30 minutes. This will allow the glue to set properly and the dashboard won’t pop up.

5. Final Touch

You should let the dashboard rest even after applying pressure for half an hour. Leave it like that overnight. However, there may remain gaps between the dashboard and the surface. Use black silicon to fill the gap and you are done. 

Now wipe off dirt, dry glue, or anything from the dashboard surrounding. If you follow these 5 simple steps, your dashboard will be good as new. And as you can see, all you need is some epoxy glue and a screwdriver.     

Dashboard Lights Not Working [Fix In 3 Steps]

If your dashboard is coming up, chances are you will see dashboard lights not working as well. Why does this happen?

Many people ask us questions such as, “Why half of my dashboard lights are out?” or “Why my instrument panel is not working?” 

Well, when the dashboard comes up, it can affect the wiring. In this case, the wire may have to endure a slight pull. As a result, the dashboard light loses its connection with the main system. So, how can you solve car electrical problems with dashboard lights? Here are 3 simple steps to do that like an expert,

1. Finding The Fuse

As we have mentioned earlier, it is most likely the problem of wiring, if the dashboard light doesn’t work properly.

And this wiring is directly connected to the light fuse. So, fixing the fuse will possibly solve the whole issue. To do that, you have to find the fuse first. The user manual will help you identify the fuse.

2. Locate The Problem

After finding the fuse, pull it out using a fuse puller. Now observe the fuse and its metal strip, or filament. You will probably notice defective wires. If you don’t notice any problem with wiring on the metal strip, follow the whole wire and notice if there is any defect.

3. Dealing With The Fuse

If the wire is detached from the metal strip, apply silicon on it to re-establish the connection. In case the wire is faulty, then change it and attach a new wire instead. However, there is a third possibility as well.

Your whole fuse can be completely blown. In that case, you will have to install a new fuse. If you follow these 3 simple steps, your dashboard light will start working in no time. But what if this doesn’t solve the issue? 

In that case, you will have to change the dashboard light. It doesn’t get easier than this, right!?

Use epoxy glue for the process.

How Do I Restore My Dashboard?

Here’s how you can restore your dashboard:

  • Take a lint-free cloth and dampen it in cool water
  • Use the dampened cloth to wipe down the dashboard
  • Use it to clean off all the dirt and dust
  • Spray automotive dashboard cleaner on the dashboard
  • Wipe the dashboard with a lint-free cloth
  • Scrub off any additional debris stuck onto the dashboard

If you complete all these steps with precision, you will be able to restore your dashboard perfectly.

How do You Glue Down a Dashboard?

Here is how to glue down a dashboard easily:

  • Completely detach the dashboard from the surface
  • Apply adhesive to the dashboard and the surface
  • Press down the dashboard on its surface with force
  • Use duct tape to keep the dashboard glued
  • Leave it overnight


How much does it cost to repair a dashboard?

If you want to repair a car dashboard, you will have to spend $500 to $800. In addition, replacing the dashboard can cost you about $1,000 to $2,000.

Can a dashboard be repaired?

Yes, it is possible to repair a dashboard.

Can you replace a dashboard?

Yes, it is possible to replace a dashboard. However, it is always recommended to try repairing the dashboard before considering replacement.

Can I reset anti theft system while replacing my dashboard?

Yes, you can reset your car anty theft system while replacing the dashboard.

Final Words

If you were worried about how to fix the dashboard, you are probably relieved by now. Your car dashboard can have a lot of problems. And dashboard coming up can be the most expensive among these issues. 

But now, as you know how to fix the dashboard coming up, you can repair it all by yourself. And the good news is, it will cost you less than $20.

Easy right? If you have any queries or comments, feel free to leave them down below.

About John M

John contributed as a technical head at an automobile company just 2 years after his post-graduation in Automobile Engineering. He loves to lead a free life, so he left his job & started blogging. Now, he does research on every automotive problem, part & product and seeks a better solution & best products & shares his findings with his readers to help them as well as to minimize their struggle.

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