It's slightly noticeable but not terrible so it's something I'm sure I can get out.
Today I did a thorough cleaning on the inside, despite the crappy weather. I replaced the cabin air filter which looked like it was not replaced since new....
I then started getting a good clean on all the plastic surfaces on the inside. The trim pieces around the drivers side had the typical smokers yellow crap. I made sure to clean around the door channel where you would be ashing out a cracked window so it's all nice and clean now. The windows were pretty clean, but I will do them again soon just to try and get any residual. I have to get at some of the more stubborn areas by the driver that look like Cig stains. I'll use my Blue Coral upholstry cleaner and see how that wonks. I eventually want to clean the seats, however I'm not going to do that till it warms up so it will actually dry, not freeze.
Which lead me to another thing that's been bugging me. When I bought it, I saw it but thought it was just something on the outside of the radio from cleaning.
Turns out that it's between the LCD and the clear cover. How that happens I have not a damn clue but I had to tear the dash and the radio apart to get at it. Here's what I had to do:
Tear the center dash control panel off, which I had to remove 2 parts of the console along with it.
Then take the 2 side screws on the radio off, unclip the face from the radio and remove the ribbon cable
Remove the 4 screws on the back to remove the LCD and clean it all
Before and after. The Mrs. will be happy
Now.......... there are 2 things that piss me off.... First and foremost that I did not notice was they did not put rear floor mats back in the car and the passenger mat has a paint stain on one corner. Of course when you look at the car and make the deal they NEVER have the floormats in the car, so I thought nothing of it when I picked it up and saw the drivers and passengers mats in it. What pisses me off more about it is where the paint stain is on the corner of the passenger side they moved the seat up enough to cover it.... That's one thing I'm going to be complaining about. But even more than that and I'm REALLY pissed about is they didn't change the damn oil. They put new tires on the car, but don't change the oil? I'll be making them change the oil at no cost to me cause that's ridiculous. I need to keep telling myself that it is, afterall a $10k, 3 year old car with 71K miles on it so it's not going to be perfect........... but it should be damn near
EDIT: I just found a complete set of OE Mats for $45 so it's not going to cost that much to replace. Still pissed though.
I'll get pics of the car that are not dealer stock, when the weather cooperates enough to not be raining or snowing.