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Waterproofing your clockspring /steering wheel/dash

Basically your going to make a steering sleeve cover that works when your driving and parked. Instructions start below the origin story

So i just got my 05 LJ a few days ago and it has a hard top which is awesome but i live in hawaii and wanted to take it off. unfortunately it rains alot here an i wanted to make sure i didnt do any harm to the dash components( mainly the clock spring which is out in the open). After alot of searching i wasnt able to find much help online other than dealing with no horn or messed up steering column controls. So i got creative and after a 20 dollar trip to the home depot ive come up with a decent design that i hope will help other people in the same boat i was in.

Step 1) Go to the home depot and get a thin rubber mat with the color of your choosing. And some silicone.Then cut about a 12x15 inch piece of the mat off. (Theres already a rubber steering column sleeve, all where gonna do is make a bigger and better one.) This piece is attached with small holes that go over pegs on the dash piece. So you can use the oem piece as a template to drill the holes.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3916999

Step2) fit the holes over the pegs on dash piece an trim any extra to allow it to seat properly.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917003

Step 3) reattach the dash cover and push some of the rubber into the crease to create bend. Next you will need to cut a small hole for the hazzard button, an trim the sides to about half the steering column width and around your turn signal an wipers like the pic shows.

*most important part is to leave enough to go over the clock spring, about to the edge if the steering wheel cover.*

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917005

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917007

*when the bottom piece of the dash goes on you will need to make cuts in the mat to allow it to fit properly, your finnal product will look something like this*

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917019

Now this will allow you to turn he wheel and still provides protection from rain going directly into the clock spring which is great, but theres one more step.
The water will still be able to Run under this mat and make all ur work worthless.

Step 4) So you can use silicone to make 2 solid beads around your steering wheel which will redirect any runnoff to the side and to fall to the floorboards.( you can get creative heard pretty much anything to stop water from rilling down the back of the wheel will work)

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917009

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917011

The silicone i used worked great for this

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/atta...mentid=3917017

And thats it, you can use different pattern or colored mats, i used this one because the channels redirects the water on top of the cover.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.

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