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This how-to only works in 2WD, NBS trucks. The idea is to be able to place switches where the 4WD trucks have their transfer case switches. Since I've already done this on my truck, there are no pictures for a couple steps.

First step is to remove the dash bezel. For those who have never done this, simply move the column shift to 1st gear and yank the bezel off. There are no hidden screws. This is the piece you want to pull out next. It too will just pop out.
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Next, I used 3/16" Lexan to make my filler piece from. 1/8" will work but you will need to "shim" it out to fit flush with the bezel.
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I like to wrap Lexan in blue painters tape before cutting to reduce splinters. Take the pocket, place upside-down on the Lexan and trace the pattern as well as noting where you will need to drill 2 mounting holes.
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I used a jigsaw to make the cuts since this is the easiest/fastest method.
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This is what you should now have. Note: you don't need to actually cut around the mounting tabs, you can make a straight cut if you want.
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Drill you 2 mounting holes.
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Scuff the outer surface with a Scotchbrite pad or sandpaper.
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Paint any color you like. I chose Krylon semi-flat black.
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Get a little hardware.
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Next is to mount it in the truck and re-install the bezel BEFORE drilling any holes. Use a pencil and softly outline the bezel opening. This will guarantee the the switches are centered.
Remove all the pieces, drill and place any switch you like, and enjoy a clean factory look.
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those factory gauges?
 

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Nice and easy. Damn I dont have a 2wd so i cant trace it :(, Wanna trace one and send it my way :D
 

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thats fucking bad ass i want to do that i just need to figure out why i need switch's now haha great idea
 

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Nice and easy. Damn I dont have a 2wd so i cant trace it :(, Wanna trace one and send it my way :D
i have a 2wd... when we install my hu we can trace it.:read:
 

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Was it hard to get the wire up to there or
 

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thats fucking bad ass i want to do that i just need to figure out why i need switch's now haha great idea
That's exactly what I was thinking.. Maybe a train horn :hmm: Or lights :)

pretty cool, but my traction control stuff is there.. :/
I didn't think about that, I think mine is there too. I wonder if you could cut a hole above the tc button.
 

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thats fucking bad ass i want to do that i just need to figure out why i need switch's now haha great idea
The top switch is for the wig-wags in my headlights, the bottom is for the 50 watt lights under my rear bumper.

Was it hard to get the wire up to there or
After you remove the pocket, it's a huge hole in back so it's super easy
 

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NIce looking forward to installing my sub controls there :)
 

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