What color is the trim. If it's black, you may have a problem in that black trim tends to get hotter than lighter colored trim. If you use a vinyl repair kit, try and complete the repair at an average temperature. The vinyl tens to expand when hot and shrink when cold. This will give your repair a lot of exercise. It can be done, but the bad news is that it's generally not permanent. Also, you really need good access to the area you are repairing. if it's the defroster outlet, you are not going to have adequate access. Sorry, but unless there is another type of repair that can be made, short of replacing the damaged component, I am not aware of it. I only know what I have tried on this type of problem. Good luck!!
1987 BMW 325
[This message has been edited by jeffsr (edited 02-04-2000).]