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Overhead Switch Panel

Discussion in 'MESO Customs' started by Tactical_Panda, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    Tactical_Panda

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    I just received my overhead switch panel OHP6 for my 2015 Tacoma (2-gen).

    I'm having problems installing it. Unless I am doing something very stupid, the panel just does not seem to fit.

    The panel does not even seem to be shaped right to go into the space where I took out my old sunglasses holder. What am I doing wrong?

    PXL_20211028_140520415.jpg PXL_20211028_140526821.jpg PXL_20211028_140533131.jpg
     
  2. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    Did a search and saw you sold one. Any thoughts?
     
  3. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    You have to cut out a great deal of the inside plastic and drill holes to mount the screws.

    I have one and it looks exactly like that. Some surgery with a dremel and it works great.

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  4. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    Here is what it looks like installed. I also had them custom build me a FTM400 ham radio mount for the front.

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  5. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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    Well, there you go :sawzall:
     
  6. Oct 28, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    Thanks everyone. I guess I thought it was simply a snap in and you are done thing. :)
     
  7. Oct 28, 2021 at 8:19 AM
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    Yes, some slight modifications to the backside of your overhead console will be necessary. It’s a tight squeeze but it will fit! The 2 ear tabs on each side of the new panel are for mounting. Once in the hole you can put a screw or nut/bolt though the factory backing and into the panel to secure it.
     
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  8. Oct 28, 2021 at 8:20 AM
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    That HAM panel turned out solid!
     
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  9. Oct 28, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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    Alrighty, then! I guess the first step of any project should be "Make sure you are smart enough to know what to do."

    Again, I wrongly thought it was a matter of snapping the SG holder out, and snapping the switch panel in. That's what I get for thinking.

    Anyway, here she is:

    PXL_20211028_155357639.jpg

    BTW, When I was up in there I found a big plug that was not connected to anything. I assume it's for an option that I don't have. What is this supposed to connect to?

    PXL_20211028_155101739.jpg
     
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  10. Oct 28, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    Looks like you don't have the backup camera in the mirror? Maybe that?
     
  11. Oct 28, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    Oh man, I like that HAM panel waaaaaaay more than I should.
     
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  12. Oct 28, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    Could be. I have the Entune system which has the backup camera on the head unit screen.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    Thanks.
     
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