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Old 08-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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how to remove dash cover to install switches? -- 99 F350 Lariat

Iím getting ready to add a few manual switches to my new 99 F350 truck. If you did something similar to the factory dash cover as shown in the picture below, please let me know how to either remove that little square thing so I can install the switches on it or, if itís not separable from the rest of the cover, how to remove the entire cover without breaking any plastic parts? Iím mainly thinking about a TC lock-up, a Exhaust brake, maybe a GPR manual switch. I want to place those switches in the right spot and leave room (if any) for future expansion. What do you all think? Thx. Erwin
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My switches are in the same spot your talking about..
Have a switch for the idm fooler switch, and 2 for the tc lockup and exhaust butterfly.
Mine are actually mounted to my 4x4 selector switch panel.

You can get switches to your liking... and cut holes with a dremmel or something...
I just have simple toggle switches so they mounted in drilled holes.

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pull the bezel, snaps right off. I have an extra fuel gauge, in that same area.
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pull the bezel, snaps right off. I have an extra fuel gauge, in that same area.
How? I ran a needle along the grove and it feels like one piece withe the rest of the dash cover.
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Here's a little wright-up on how to remove you dash panel, if need be.
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Richard, That's very usefull information. I'll keep the write-up in my collection. Anyone knows if the square thing alone is removable? Erwin
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Richard, That's very usefull information. I'll keep the write-up in my collection. Anyone knows if the square thing alone is removable? Erwin
No, it's molded into the bezel. You would have to cut it out with some sort of tool. I cut out mine and then fashioned a metal cover plate...mounted everything to the plate and then screwed the plate to the dash. This way I can access the wiring without having to remove the bezel again.

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Greg, Thx for getting me the right answer.
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SpringerPop's Upfitter Switches

The switches.. Thanks to SpringerPop.
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Dont just pull it out... You have to remove the stereo first and remove two bolts in there...
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CSIPSD, just where on earth did you find those buttons with indicator lite? How about the mounting plate? WOW. beside all the expertise in PSD technology, we have some serious artistic minds here!
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looking more carefully at your picture, now I see two more switches (toggle kind) beside the 6 on the plate. What are those 8 switches for? very nice setup with the gauge under dash gauge pod and CB radio.
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As to the switch plate... It came from a boat shop in Astoria Oregon... Its worked fine over the years however there is no way to label the switch which is a pain.

The ones below are for my strobes and mirror heat. They were there before I installed that switch plate so I am stuck with them down there, or have holes.
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Here's a starting point for similar switch mount options. Marine Switch Panels - iboats

And this company might also have some things you might be interested in. http://www.paneltronics.com/ip.asp?e...s=OEM%20Panels
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