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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Daystar Lower dash panel/switch modification

So I bought the Daystar lower dash panel to mount 4 switches and the outcome was less than "good". Maybe I missed something when I ordered it but there is really no room behind the panel to run the wires without the switches moving from the wire bunch.
Not to mention the shift boot getting in the way.

So I looked around and figured I could mod the Daystar panel to go on the center console.

In the end I think its a much better result so I posted some pics if anyone else is interested in doing the same.

09 JK DAYSTAR Lower Panel Switch Mod

I also added some tips on removing the shift knobs and center console to the write up.
Leverage always beats brute force!! But they both seem to have a lot of threads devoted to them usually involving more work than necessary.

Anyway, just thought Id share in case anyone else wasnt happy with the Daystar panel.

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Unread 12-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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That's odd. I put the daystar switch panel in my 08 and didn't have any problems other than the shift boot. I fixed that by replacing the boot.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thought it was odd myself.
There is a solid bulk of plastic behind my panel so I
Didn't like the uneven look it gave me on the switches and didn't want that style boot.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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What you did looks great.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 05:33 AM   #5
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I have a auto in my 07 but it looks different than yours.
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They work much better with the auto, I had it on my 6 speed and when I was in 1st or 3rd it would turn off my lockers. I moved mine over head and like it much better there.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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I had no problems with mine either. I'll admit there is not much room behind so you have to run the wires in ribbon fashion rather then a bundle.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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Yeah, my 2nd attempt I used the flag terminals but the bottom connections were still too tight for me, when I engaged the switch it would move and it just bugged me.
Just feel better about the install w/ the connections sitting there passive and not moving. probably just my own little quirks...
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