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Just got home from a drive to pick up the glovebox flashlight that a friend repaired for me. When I got out of the car I saw this piece of foam attached to some cardboard with a leather pattern embossed into it sitting next to the brake pedal. There’s also a good amount of masking tape on whatever it is. The piece seems to be part of a larger piece of trim that possibly goes under the dash someplace. Anybody familiar with what this is and if it can be ordered? Judging by the torn edges and tape, this one can’t be saved. Thanks.
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It's the cardboard piece that fills in the area above pedals. Attaches to the lower panel at the back. Mine fell apart and I took it off. You can't see down there anyway
 

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The part is not essential, but I have liked having them there. I do notice a reduction in interior noise with these in place. With some effort, you can cut them out using a piece of automotive interior grade weather proof board. Upholstery installers use this commonly and can sell you a piece or direct you to a local upholstery supply house. With a pattern, cutting these out and gluing foam on top goes very quickly. Without a pattern, it can be more of a pain.

 

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I made a new one out of good ply and glued black vinyl to it. I had the old trashed one to copy so it was quite easy.
 

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I made a new one out of good ply and glued black vinyl to it. I had the old trashed one to copy so it was quite easy.
Thanks. I need to go look around under the dash and see how much, if any, is still there.
 
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