Dash Pull Apart
- iPad/MudMap -
UHF - Ultragauge
Dash pull-apart steps
Step 1: Remove padded trim from each side by pulling outwards.
Step 2: Remove the screw and release the clip on each side, then pull the side covers towards the rear of the vehicle to remove them. Remove the wiring connector from the side with the start and 4WD selection switches.
Step 3: Remove the top cover plate and wiring connector. It's held in place by clips and can be carefully levered upwards with a small screwdriver or special tool. You can use some tape to protect the dash from damage.
Step 4: Remove the vents on either side, and their wiring connectors. The vents are held in place with clips, and can be carefully levered and pulled out of place. Again, use some tape to protect the dash from damage.
Step 5: Remove the top fascia, which runs from the clock down to just below the hazard light switch. It pulls out of position, and it's best to start at the bottom. Then disconnect the wiring connectors at the top and bottom.
Step 6: Remove the bottom fascia module, which surrounds the ashtray and power outlets. It pulls out of position.
Step 7: Remove the centre fascia panel containing the air conditioning control display. As with the other modules, it simply pulls out of place. Then disconnect the wiring connector.
Reassembly: Is the reverse of the disassembly steps. The sections all click back into place. Ensure you reconnect any wiring connectors you disconnected during disassembly.
UHF CB Installation:
The mounting plate for the UHF radio is attached with the existing screw on the left, and a new screw into the existing screw hole on the right.
You can then attach the speaker-microphone to your preferred location on the dash. I attached mine with double-sided tape to the flat area under the gauge cluster to avoid drilling any holes.
Trailer Brake Controller
The Tekonsha Voyager trailer brake controller mounts into the hole created by removing the ashtray. You can bolt it into place on the back of the dash module, where the mounting bolts aren't seen once you re-assemble the dash. If you prefer a better featured unit, the Tekonsha P3 controller can also be mounted in the same manner.
If you prefer to go with the ultimate controller (which, unfortunately, was released after I'd already purchased the Voyager), go with the Redarc TowPro which consists of a single control knob (which can be placed into a black switch hole in the dash), combined with a main unit which can be located anywhere under the dash or console.