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I have some bubbles forming at the top of my 8.4 screen, like a separation or something. My car is a 2017 less than 2 years old. Has anybody else had this? Should I expect a new screen installed as a warranty replacement? I've never had a dealer repair on this car and wonder what to expect. Also, I ordered a screen protector (stick on tempered glass) I will not put it on this screen which is trashed, but do you think it may help in the longevity of a new one? One last concern- if I put a protector on the new screen, how can it be removed if desired? The heat just melted the acrylic LT badges on the cab of my Silverado like they were Jello or something!
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The only way to fix melted plastic is to replace it as you already figured out. We have a similar issue here in Las Vegas and I've heard that Phoenix is even worse with the extreme heat. I am lucky that my car goes from my garage to a parking garage at work and will rarely be in the direct sun during the day. After you replace the screen you will want to look at things that will prevent the new screen from melting again. I use a reflective sun screen in the windshields of my trucks which are not parked in my garage. Some guys leave the windows cracked and some cars even have an active vent system that cools the interior some during the heat of the day. I would check with other locals about what works best for them. My 2019 Scat Pack has some pretty dark windows from the factory but the windshield is not as tinted. Also try not to park with the front window facing the sun if possible without a shade.
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I have some bubbles forming at the top of my 8.4 screen, like a separation or something. My car is a 2017 less than 2 years old. Has anybody else had this? Should I expect a new screen installed as a warranty replacement? I've never had a dealer repair on this car and wonder what to expect. Also, I ordered a screen protector (stick on tempered glass) I will not put it on this screen which is trashed, but do you think it may help in the longevity of a new one? One last concern- if I put a protector on the new screen, how can it be removed if desired? The heat just melted the acrylic LT badges on the cab of my Silverado like they were Jello or something!

I am in southwest Florida, when it had my windows tinted. I
also had the windshield clear ceramic tint to help with heat
Not that expensive and it really cuts down on the heat inside the car


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It's what's called Delamination. It's made up of layers, and the outer layer is separating. Unless the dealer tries to say you used strong cleaner on it or something, it should be covered. They sold the car in Florida, they should know if the screen will hold up. And agree with getting your windshield clear tinted if you haven't. Have to assume everyone does the other windows. A Guy


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It's what's called Delamination. It's made up of layers, and the outer layer is separating. Unless the dealer tries to say you used strong cleaner on it or something, it should be covered. They sold the car in Florida, they should know if the screen will hold up. And agree with getting your windshield clear tinted if you haven't. Have to assume everyone does the other windows. A Guy
No I haven't tinted any windows . But I've changed my mind on that now. I think I'll do a medium tint with the clear protection up front, tinting under the louvers as well (they may not hold up much longer either-ABS). I was reluctant to tint for my night vision but I'm getting a 3M film so maybe it does't have to be so dark either.
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No I haven't tinted any windows . But I've changed my mind on that now. I think I'll do a medium tint with the clear protection up front, tinting under the louvers as well (they may not hold up much longer either-ABS). I was reluctant to tint for my night vision but I'm getting a 3M film so maybe it does't have to be so dark either.
Try the yellow polarized night driving glasses if you have an issue with dark tint and night glare. They work wonders for the wife since she has similar issues with night driving.
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that's delamination - might have been a manufacturing defect

These 8.4" screens have been in production since '11 with various models over the years

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Window tinting, a dash mat and windshield visor when parked are my standard equipment in all my vehicles in Florida.
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I just noticed a bubble on my 2017 8.4" screen (very top left corner) and plan to take it to the dealership soon. I'm in FL also.

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I have some bubbles forming at the top of my 8.4 screen, like a separation or something. My car is a 2017 less than 2 years old. Has anybody else had this? Should I expect a new screen installed as a warranty replacement? I've never had a dealer repair on this car and wonder what to expect. Also, I ordered a screen protector (stick on tempered glass) I will not put it on this screen which is trashed, but do you think it may help in the longevity of a new one? One last concern- if I put a protector on the new screen, how can it be removed if desired? The heat just melted the acrylic LT badges on the cab of my Silverado like they were Jello or something!
Hello BigChallenge,

We're sorry to hear you're experiencing these bubbles. If you end up going into the dealer for an official inspection, please let us know. We're available via direct message and would be happy to help with the servicing process.

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