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Old 07-17-2006, 12:57 PM
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Side Throttle Panel

Seems as though the clips that hold the side panels for the throttle area and even the side upolstery panels in my 2000 prostar 190 and a friend's 209 don't hold up and fail causing the entire panel to come loose. Has anyone experienced this issue and any recommended fixes? thanks.....
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:20 PM
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Our dealer corrected this using large washers on the outside of the panel, compressing more of the material against the bulkhead. The rearmost of three connections had pulled through completely, and the middle one, moving forward, was mostly gone. I will try to get some pictures of the assembly so you can see it
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:18 PM
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Our dealer corrected this using large washers on the outside of the panel, compressing more of the material against the bulkhead. The rearmost of three connections had pulled through completely, and the middle one, moving forward, was mostly gone. I will try to get some pictures of the assembly so you can see it

That would be great because I have experienced the same thing in my 04 X9. I found miscellaneous hardware pieces on my floorboard and figured that they came from the throttle housing area, although I haven't been able to successfully reconnect.

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:11 PM
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This is not a new problem, there is a special epoxy used on the panels by the dealer.
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:16 PM
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Is this what you are talking about?
I sure could use some of that "special epoxy"
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:44 PM
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Same thing happened to my 2003 Prostar 197. I used some oversized washers to hold it in place for a quick fix.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:58 PM
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Yes. The same thing is going on in my new 2005 X9 that I got about six weeks ago.
The service manager who has been there less than a year has seen “a few” of the same thing. After a few weeks of ownership there is no problem. Just order a new part. You are only out gas, time, and effort to get it fixed. My question is what happens after the warranty runs out?
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:01 PM
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Same thing happened to my 2003 Prostar 197. I used some oversized washers to hold it in place for a quick fix.
Yes. The same thing is going on in my new 2005 X9 that I got about six weeks ago.
And what is the more permanent fix?
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:02 PM
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Ditto on my 02 197. Do we have a trend?
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:06 PM
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Yes. I hope we have some more feedback on this.
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