HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR STANDARD DASH TO A LEATHER ONE

CoZo6

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No one has reported back that they have done it/posted pictures.

Another new thought I had.... On some trucks, you could move one of the PDC fuses from one position, to another.... And change the 12v outlet from being hot all the time/direct off the battery to switched with the ACC position. Not sure if that pin 7 wire is on the same circuit or not... Online schematics weren't exactly correct. (The fuse option should be listed in the owners manual)

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Thanks Mike. I’ll keep all your thoughts in mind. When it comes to this kind of troubleshooting I’m certainly not the guy to ask. I’ll leave it to your experience and expertise. Appreciate all the help sir.
 

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how do you guys think this would look in a crew cab with grey door panels and seats?i don't think they make a grey leather dash do they?
 

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well never mind they don't have grey leather.if it had black stitching i might go for it. your truck looks good though
 

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Good Day Gents,
I'm just getting into this project - Am i going to be looking at any wiring issues taking a complete 2014 Sport Dash with the wiring harness and installing it in my 2014 ST?

I'm no wiring guru, so i just want to ask before i install it all and plug everything in and have a smoking truck dash..... LOL
 

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There are potential differences between trim levels and cab configurations with the wiring and signals even at the same connector... What may be a Can bus communication signal wire on your truck could be 12v direct from the battery ... Are you willing to get a Techauthority account and dig through and compare differences between the 2 trucks by VIN? I'm sure it could be done though.

Not to scare you but it's possible to have problems and best to keep your original wiring and just swap the cosmetic stuff over and do 8.4 conversion if needed.

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The 8.4 isn't really needed, i am doing a aftermarket deck etc. I did want to retain the factory amp in my donor dash for the front dash speakers.

You think it safer to strip and add any wiring i need from the donor dash to my harness?

I'm looking at doing the steering wheel/column, PWD/DL, floor shift console conversion, adding the roof console w/ the home-link, keyless entry & push button start, remote start, and the rear sliding window :) .

I appreciate the advice, as ive been told different things.... some say the base wiring is the same, just plug and play kinda..... but thats my concern, if its not, could be catastrophic.
 

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I have some schematics linked in my signature you can reference that may help.

You're likely better off (safer) cannibalizing wires/terminals out of harnesses for specific functions and adding it to your trucks connectors as you go (but remove/grab the entire harness sections if possible to limit going back and forth) .... There's just not a single straight yes/no answer on it being plug n play with whole harness sections...

Example: 34pin front end module connector (under fuse box) on a
14 ram 1500 pins 2 & 3
vs 14 ram 2500 pins 23 & 24

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My 2013+ Shared Schematics and other OEM Info.

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I got the all black Rebel with white stitching installed today. Part Came out of a 2018 Rebel, went into my 2015 SLT (with all Laramie interior items). Looks pretty good, ill get some photos tom for those that are interested.

So far the orange/grey stripe wire theory is correct on my truck as well. The back light stayed on for awhile so I just pulled the wire out of the connector and taped it off for now. Until we figure out how/which wire to splice it into. I don't really want just cut the wire.
 

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I got the all black Rebel with white stitching installed today. Part Came out of a 2018 Rebel, went into my 2015 SLT (with all Laramie interior items). Looks pretty good, ill get some photos tom for those that are interested.

So far the orange/grey stripe wire theory is correct on my truck as well. The back light stayed on for awhile so I just pulled the wire out of the connector and taped it off for now. Until we figure out how/which wire to splice it into. I don't really want just cut the wire.
You'll need to run it up to and splice into the trailer brake switch connector. See post 40

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Nice job glad I found this have a wrecked sport and bought a 16 express about to pull all the interior out of sport and put in the express dash part had me worried until I found this
 
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