Trying to find a winch/ratchet-like device to snug my bezel..description inside
I made a custom bezel for my 2000 Malibu about 2.5 years ago. In the process, I had to relocate the HVAC controls and cut out the change tray and cig. lighter. Unfortunately, that meant that I had to cut out some slots that the factory bezel used to anchor the bottom section. My custom bezel integrated the same fastners that snapped into factory slots, but of course, I didn't have anything to snap in at the bottom of the bezel since I got the slots out. The result is that the bottom of my bezel doesn't sit flush to the center console, which adds a bit of tackiness..
Now if I press on the bottom of my bezel, I can get it snug with the center console. What I was thinking was that I could get some picture frame wire and cut two lengths of it and screw each into the the backside of the bottom of my bezel. I would then cut two more lengths and screw them into the underside of my dash across from the bezel. I would then attach this mini-ratchets/winches to the wires attached to the underside of my dash and use them to pull the wires attached to my bezel, which would pull the bezel snug to my center console.
Do you guys follow what I'm saying and now if any such thing exists? I am also open to other suggestions.