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Originally Posted by JRust Most of the center console setups I am seeing online at the yards. All have the ...


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Old 01-10-2017, 06:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Most of the center console setups I am seeing online at the yards. All have the 8.4" radio. Is there a way to swap any parts of my current console to make it work? Can the centers be changed in the bezel?


Yes. Like I said earlier, you can transfer that over. You'll likely need to transfer your shifter and switches over as well because I'm assuming you don't have heated seats or 4x4 auto.


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I could always paint the tan side which I wouldn't mind. It's more the CD player that I can't hook up. So does make sense to sell or swap to someone who maybe made the same boneheaded mistake I did. LOL


I have the basic 3.0 and my jump seat has a CD player in it so I am sure you can hook it up. How I don't know but I know u can


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Yes. Like I said earlier, you can transfer that over. You'll likely need to transfer your shifter and switches over as well because I'm assuming you don't have heated seats or 4x4 auto.
My shifter is fine & I have the 4x4 auto switches below it. I can swap those as well like you said if they don't match the one I get. The Laramie one as far as shifter setup looks the same. Although the knob is a little nicer. LOL!
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You can swap the shifter from the Laramie radio surround over to your Tradesman if you want. I have a Sport shifter knob in my 2014 Tradesman.



This is my Tradesman dash after I added some stuff.


I wonder what this button does?


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Okay but since I only have the ra2 (I think) at this point. Would the wiring be there already? OR would I need to find a particular wiring harness?


I believe you just plug a wire into the back of the radio in the correct spot and the CD player gets detected automatically. Can you take a picture of the connections on the wiring?


I wonder what this button does?


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You can swap the shifter from the Laramie radio surround over to your Tradesman if you want. I have a Sport shifter knob in my 2014 Tradesman.



This is my Tradesman dash after I added some stuff.


I wonder what this button does?
What did you need to do to install the 8.4 radio? Is it the Nav unit?
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What did you need to do to install the 8.4 radio? Is it the Nav unit?
We have an entire thread dedicated to your question ...

DIY: 2013+ RA3/RA4 8.4" Radio Conversion Upgrade

See post 2 & 3

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We have an entire thread dedicated to your question ...

DIY: 2013+ RA3/RA4 8.4" Radio Conversion Upgrade

See post 2 & 3

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Holy crap that isn't a plug & play deal. Definately going to hold off on that project. Anybody in Oregon who has done it? I pick this stuff up much better hands on than trying to read it. Appreciate all the good input. I definitely need to spend some time going over that thread. Was a little over my head first time through.
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Holy crap that isn't a plug & play deal. Definately going to hold off on that project. Anybody in Oregon who has done it? I pick this stuff up much better hands on than trying to read it. Appreciate all the good input. I definitely need to spend some time going over that thread. Was a little over my head first time through.
Post a picture of your current dash ...

If you currently have a 7 speed blower/fan control switch (vs 4 speed) in your truck then you are in luck and it is actually plug n play once you get the correct parts. (See Post 2 of the thread)

If you have the 4 speed fan, then it is a bit more involved but not as bad as it seems. (See posts 3 - 8 of the thread)

Note: there is a downloadable PDF in post 2 and 3 that assumes you bought the conversion harness which may help clarify everything (vs making it yourself from the posts).


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Post a picture of your current dash ...

If you currently have a 7 speed blower/fan control switch (vs 4 speed) in your truck then you are in luck and it is actually plug n play once you get the correct parts. (See Post 2 of the thread)

If you have the 4 speed fan, then it is a bit more involved but not as bad as it seems. (See posts 3 - 8 of the thread)

Note: there is a downloadable PDF in post 2 and 3 that assumes you bought the conversion harness which may help clarify everything (vs making it yourself from the posts).


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I do have the 7 speed fan. Okay I definitely need to go through that thread some more.
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