It was my all purpose truck to haul my grandkids fishing, and do all my handy stuff around the house. This is a full replacement dash top and not a cover. The dashboard is so fragile now that the least touch causes the plastic to crumble. You may have blown a fuse or bumped your dimmer switch, so be sure to check to make sure the bulbs are the real problem. This definetly reduces the amount of screws you have to reinstall so take note, you will have leftover screws. Some of those just don't understand and want it replaced out of your pocket.
After all, We all deserve to be heard and be proud to show our Dodge Ram trucks off with pride! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below and I'll do my best to answer them. But it needs a more clear description of what the product is. It is not a full replacement dash but a replace dash that mounts to factory dash mounts that most likely are broken also. Right underneath the convex glass of the windshield they are exposed to intense sunlight which over time causes the dash board to warp, crack and fade. I bought this vehicle in good face, now that dodge knows there is a problem with the dashboards of these vehicles, it's only fair that they act in good face and do something about the problem!!! Most replacements are in stock and normally can ship within 2-4 working days. Would it not be easy to just fix the complaints for the few trucks that are still on the road for the owners who actually care about their safety combined with the trucks appearance? Territories or Internationally due to the high cost to ship.
It is not a full replacement dash but a replace dash that mounts to factory dash mounts that most likely are broken also. Also here is the link of the one I installed:. With a little coaxing it worked. The 5 screws along the windshield were not at the correct angle going through the dash. I do recommend replacing the four snap in nuts! It took me approximately 4 hours to remove old dash and replace with the new. Dash boards lead a hard life.
If all of your instrument panel lights go out at once, it can signal a bigger problem. No car has done what this Ram is doing. I have been looking into either a replacement or a Dash Cap cover. You have to paint to match if you are worried about it. I don't mind the two tone as most cars have a two toned dash anyways. I had problems with my wiring because of the dash. It's probably going to cost 4-5 hundred to replace dash and bezel.
Dodge should have recalled all the trucks with bad dash boards! Even though it is an older vehicle I don't believe it should be in this poor condition. Some minor trimming and modifications will be required to make it fit. When a bulb burns out on your dash, it can make your gauges difficult to read at night. They act as though this is an isolated incident, knowing full well, with any research at all, it is a very common problem. Most people think that they have to live with this problem, but fortunately many aftermarket companies make replacement Dodge Ram dash panels so that you can restore your interior to stellar condition. Ridiculous for a major manufacturer to let something like this go on for so many years without doing anything about it.
The 5 screws along the windshield were not at the correct angle going through the dash. We list it as a replacement dash because many customers call and ask if it is an overlay that goes over the existing broken dash. Being that the contact is the fourth owner of the vehicle, they will not be able to assist him unless another recall is issued. I was taking off the old cruddy dash, left the new one on the floor, and when it was time to needing it, it was in all cracked and broken! I just got rid of my other cars upon retiring and bought used Ford Escape. I hope someone makes Dodge accountable to fixing this problem.
Some companies are selling a replacement top dash with a 1 year warranty. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard is cracked and holes are present on the passenger and driver side. Your gauge lights also have small bulb sockets that may be experiencing connection issues. Take the rubber from around the a pillars off the original dash and adhere them to the new dash so that you get a clean finished look around the a pillar. Installation wasn't awful just time consuming. We cannot ship this part to U. Aftermarket Dodge Ram dash panels are available in a host of different colors, styles and finishes to accommodate virtually every taste.
While the contact was examining his vehicle, he noticed that the dashboard was completely falling apart. It is pure profit and all of the makers get together and keep their price gauging up and what do we get? We recommend using a rat tail file after inspecting with a small mirror to determine which of the air bag tabs are not wanting to seat properly. It is not corrected and after contacting chrystler, they opted to do nothing towards the repair. At 12:45, we install our GlowShift gauge pod. I will get the wording changed to a replacement dash top to help clarify the description. Left unpainted, the replacement dash is quite reflective and will typically cause a glare on the inside of the windshield on a sunny day.
To install the replacement dashboard you will have to remove the front dash so you can slide the dashtop forward. I live on a fixed income and had to save to replace the dash. Products and prices subject to change without notice. Overall the product was nice and fit fairly well just a little bit of trimming. Some minor trimming and modifications will be required to make it fit. Most replacements are in stock and normally can ship within 2-4 working days. I really can not grasp the whole deal of why Chrysler Corporation will not meet the safety issues that are present with these low standard plastic upper dash boards.
May want to think when installing, that you will disturb other components that are prone to breaking when disturbed during removal and installation, get those part on order at the same time. The dashboard had a cover glued to it when the vehicle was purchased to hide the damage. I have always had window covers on my cars. We go out of our way to carry every major line of Dodge Ram dash panels, so that whether you are looking for a custom Dodge Ram dash panel or a billet dash panel or anything in between, we've got it for you. All the other holes lined up. May want to think when installing, that you will disturb other components that are prone to breaking when disturbed during removal and installation, get those part on order at the same time.