Anyone have this happen to this steering wheel center cap?


tmcphail

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Apr 24, 2006
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St Augustine, Florida
I have 1 05 car and 4 06 cars. All the 06 cars have the cast/plastic look. The 05 is the only one that has the BRUSHED METAL LOOK. Looks like we have found another difference !
Wow interesting, there was only one part number used for the Cluster Bezel 4G7Z 10876-AA

Its not as though 05 and 06 had any listed differences. Neat find !
 

shelbyelite

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May 10, 2007
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I noticed it being brushed metal a long time ago. Cant believe I never notice the 06 cars being a CAST type finish. I usually notice EVERYTHING.....
 

tmcphail

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I noticed it being brushed metal a long time ago. Cant believe I never notice the 06 cars being a CAST type finish. I usually notice EVERYTHING.....
:lol :banana
 

Team Jeff

GT Owner
Sep 8, 2007
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Its incredible that this has gone so long and no one has noticed or at least brought it to the forums attention! Myself included. How many threads were started asking the difference between 05-06? Wow.

Hmmm, I wonder what else has escaped the scrutiny of the GT Forum members.....:secret:
 

Superfly

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Jun 23, 2008
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Too funny. But d*mn you all for not telling me about this difference before I got my 06. Oh wait, I wanted the heritage. No choices for me. :biggrin

Ahhh, but there is, I think I might see a Kip Ewing CF gauge panel in my future!! :thumbsup
 

MAD IN NC

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Only one thing I can say - Billet A Arms :banana
 

Superfly

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Only one thing I can say - Billet A Arms :banana
Yes, that is undoubtedly the BEST bit of bling out there. :thumbsup Wish they were on mine. :frown
 

Waxer

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The billet "A arms" are very sweet. I have them on mine. :thumbsup
 

Spirit

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only One Thing I Can Say - Billet A Arms :banana

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TEXAS GT

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As far as the steering wheel center cap, my '05 recently started doing the same thing.

One of our enterprising vendors should develop a carbon fiber or other type of cap that would easily adhere over the bad one.

Don't make me break out the chrome spray paint!
 

shelbyelite

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May 10, 2007
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The center cap issue is a common problem and if your car is out of warranty you are pretty much SOL. They ONLY sell this part as the complete airbag assembly (STUPID)
 

GTforever

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Dec 7, 2007
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Germany
My car is an early 06 and has the brushed alluminium dash! I like it !!!
regards
Hanns
 

AlohaGT

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Honolulu, HI
Yes, mine's an '06 and had the brushed aluminium as well but now has this.

It also has the '05 clam shell rubber bumper stops.
 

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Mullet

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Oct 21, 2008
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Houston Texas
My car is an early 06 and has the brushed alluminium dash! I like it !!!
regards
Hanns

hmmmmm. So it's not a 05 thing. Guess they used them until they ran out.
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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wheel center

thanks

sent JWL a pm as he has a fix that can be done at home per Ford instructions.
What is the fix that can be done at home ??
 

Mullet

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not sure yet. waiting on return pm.
 

timcantwell

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I finally had the dealer replace the airbag on my 2005 white car due to the ugly spots on the center horn button. You would think that there would be a cheaper fix!
 

Neilda

GT Owner
Oct 19, 2005
3,559
London, UK
Haha, I was thinking the same thing about yours. :biggrin Must be a FGT owner thing. I'm going to hit mine in the spring so that I know how many miles per year (I just got it this year). :cheers
I haven't zero'd my trip since new either. :lol It seems to make me feel the car is still new somehow!
 

RV King

GT Owner
Mar 20, 2007
123
Laguna Beach, CA
My buddies was like that. He got warranty coverage.
Superfly I am having the same issue, do you know who the dealer was that warranted it?

Thanks.