Daystar Dash Panel

 

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The Mod:

Replace the stock dash panel with the Daystar dash panel.

What it does:

The stock dash panel is flat with no area to store things. The Daystar dash panel provides two slots for storage .

The Daystar installation instructions are pretty complete, so I'm not going to repeat them here. After I installed the panel I noticed some rattling from the center console. These instructions here help to alleviate the rattling. Also, the GPS tends to fly off the panel when off-roading, and there is a solution for that problem here too.

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Per the instructions remove the panel. This clip that holds the wire for the compass appears to hit the Daystar panel and also touches the radio on the bottom. I decided to remove the clip and replace it with a simple tie wrap. Here's the clip:

Clip removed:

Add some tape to the two wire bundles:

Secure both bundles with a small tie wrap:

I also added some tape to the back side of the antenna module to potential help reduce any vibration:

Antenna module re-installed:

Per the instructions, I re-installed the panel and the rattling is now gone.

 

We also had a problem with the GPS sliding off the panel, so we secured an elastic band to the back. The GPS can stand up or sideways:

 


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Last modified: February 12, 2010 07:23:30 PM