There are some great quality centre dash consoles for pre 2002 models on the market, although most look nice, we have always preferred the OEM look of the dashboard fitted to 02-06 Defender models. We have had these made specifically to fit 83-02 Defender models as a simple and effective solution to get the much neater facelift style dash as fitted to 02-06 models If anyone has done a conversion to 02-06 spec dash you will know there is a ton of work both in the hardware and also wiring. You have to swap nearly every part of your dash, the vent opening mechanisms do not fit the later dash so you have the swap vent opening mechanism and also the main black plate that most of the dashboard attaches to. The lower dash also needs to be changed. Essentially you end up swapping every part of your dashboard just to get this look. The OEM dashboards will only take the OEM switches which means a lot of rewiring for things such as the hazard switch, rear wash wipe, rear fog light etc etc However this kit is designed to fit the existing dashboard and also designed to fit the existing vent flap opening knobs. A basic guide to fitting our kit is: Unscrew your dash top Remove any radio and housing if fitted Remove the original grey dash trim that is just popped into place. Cut the raised area of your dash bottom so the new trim can sit into place Sit this new section into place above your bottom dash Attach to your lower dash using self tapping screws (as per original on 02-06 models) using the 4 recessed screw holes you can see on the lower section in the photo. Refit the dash top again. This clamps the top in place, however originally they are also held in place to the underside of the dash top with small taper headed screws. So you can re use the same screws that held the old grey dash piece into place to secure the top of the new dash. Your conversion to Td5 Facelift is done. It is then upto yourself what switches or head unit you want to add to the new dash. This is essentially a blank canvas and you can cut whatever holes you want to add the switches you want. If you just want to replicate the normal features you have out the factory on 83-02 models. You just need to cut the hole for the Cigar lighter in the recess on the left of the panel, and then cut a hole for the wash wipe switch in the recess on the right side of the panel. Then if need be cut the hole for your head unit. This kit is made from GRP and is a extremely sturdy unit and does not feel flimsy in anyway. It is actually a lot more robust than the factory plastic items and to the touch feels just like the original unit. The centre dash is screwed into place and removes just like the original to give good access for wiring The moulding on these is extremely good with the exact same grain texture to the main section as original. Until production is upped, we have a limited supply of these so grab them while you can as we expect these to sell fast. The item “Td5 02-06 Facelift Style Dash Dashboard Conversion for Land Rover Defender 83-02″ is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2021. This item is in the category “Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts\Interior Parts & Furnishings\Centre Consoles & Dashboards”. The seller is “sppanels” and is located in LIVERPOOL. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Manufacturer Part Number: JWP4030
- Brand: AFTERMARKET