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Installing MeSoJDM's Custom Lower Switch Panel

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by destin_meeks, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Jan 4, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    duvinclunk

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    I thought about doing the same but how would you epoxy it in place if you can’t access the rear?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    You need to leave a lip for it to epoxy to. I got the quick set stuff and held it in place as it dried.
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    I may go this route. It looks insane to remove this.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    If I remember correctly it took like an hour. I had planned on it taking much longer than that so I had the rest of the afternoon to work on other projects.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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    It’s a pretty big project, I turned it into multiple days of experimenting before settling on clear epoxy after the dremel tool. Don’t want to take my dash apart again.

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  6. Jan 6, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    To be honest, after watching some videos and reading the how to, I’ll probably just skip it entirely and figure out another location or option. I don’t trust I can do a clean and tidy job without removing the panel and just seems to be more effort than it’s worth.
     
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  7. Jan 6, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    destin_meeks [OP] I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    If you haven’t, just look into the left side switch panel he makes. Easy install, no modification or disassembly
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks for this @destin_meeks . I did the install this weekend and your write up was invaluable. I also ended up, despite my best efforts, with an extra screw too.

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  9. Feb 23, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    It happens when you’re working on your own vehicle.
    I take cars apart and install electronics for a living. I can do a full system in a car spanning 2 full 8-hour days and somehow all the screws go back in the right spots. But in my own truck, I have an extra screw after taking out the glove box. It’s crazy
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    Thanks for the write up and pictures! Was able to use this for my brake controller install today.

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  11. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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    Have 2 extra screws ... hmmmm

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  12. Mar 8, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    Throw them in the glove box and when you take the dash apart again, try to find them homes lol
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    Listen for rattles.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    But the black one looks like the one that goes in the drivers side lower kick panel.
    and the silver looks like it goes in the center console
     
  15. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    Have those all in there I had 3 silver ones total. 2 in center console and the 3rd one tbd lol
     
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    Too me, the black one looks like the screw in the door handle, under the felt pad. The silver one looks like it bolts the lower driver side dash panel near the hood release, but underneath the lower kick panel towards the top.FFEDC7F6-C333-423F-8639-639DD52DD8FB.jpgC5FEB236-BC3E-4E1F-9C37-9E6D14FA848C.jpg
     
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    The screw under the pad looks different now that i went out and snapped a pic. It looks familiar, just don’t remember where it belongs now...
     
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    Hood deflector, window vent visors, stainless steps, kb voodoo bedrack, bed cubby cap seals, meso ext fuse cover, meso lower switch panel, 4xhella horns, power tray aux panel, 2wd lo mod, rear FU lights, bed led lights, BPF SKID and Hook, rear view mirror usb power ports, front and rear dash cam, front and rear cam anytime mod, cherry air freshener!
    Well, I bought the meso lower panel last summer...I am going to attempt this this weekend. Does anyone happen to have a pic of the "best" or good spot to run the wires into the cab from the driver/battery side?
    Thanks for the write-up and thanks for the advice IA!
     
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    There is an unused rubber plug behind the brake reservoir. It is tricky to fish the wires with a clutch pedal in the way. But it is possible if you use a stiff piece of wire,(like some house hold wire), to fish it through. I have some pictures. I ll try to get them loaded quickly
     
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