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Old 12-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Daystar Dash Caddy--How to??

My dash caddy arrives today, so I'm looking at the online install info to get ready. Looks pretty straight forward EXCEPT for step one which says to use a screwdriver to release the rear/side clips. The how to picture shows a screwdriver inserted at about a 45 degree angle doing something..
Question is this..What and how is the latch released? Do you push it in or what. Nothing is visible from the top. I've figured out where the latches are, but I don't know if I should be pushing ,prying, or both..
Help please!

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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If you stick the flathead screwdriver in the locations where the clips are they'll pop right off. Just push the screwdriver down.

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Try this .

I just installed this last weekend in my Jeep and it was incredibly easy.

As I recall step one, you just insert a flathead between the portion of your dash panel as shown in the photo (using a paper towel or the instruction paperwork to guard your remaining dash pieces from scratching) and push down on the handle so as to pry up that section of the dash panel. The panel will "pop" out at that corner. Then just run your fingers along the windshield side of the panel and pop out the whole back portion. There's only two clips that hold it in.

"Release" isn't really the right word. You're just "popping" out the clips out that hold the rear of the dash panel to your dash. They're designed to be able to pop back in and out, and you in fact transfer them to the DayStar panel to install it.
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Thanks Brandon and MTH..
That's what I needed.
I thought I was supposed to be actually engaging those rear clips, but apparently it is just a matter of prying up to pop them.
Makes sense now..
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Of course, once the current panel is off, you will deal with the clips directly by transfering them to the new panel.

It'll all be very easy once you get going. Good luck and toss up a pic once you're done.
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Don't forget the phillips screwdriver to transfer the Compass xmitter-

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Any pics? I'm curious what it looks like installed. I'm thinking about it myself.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #8
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I put one of these in my JK and it was really easy. Someone already posted the video so you'll have no problem.
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Any pics? I'm curious what it looks like installed. I'm thinking about it myself.
Hopefully the OP will toss up some pics. If not, you can see it installed in my Jeep right here.
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Hopefully the OP will toss up some pics. If not, you can see it installed in my Jeep right here.
Still waiting on the UPS guy.....Love that video, if I can install it that fast I'll be a happy JKer.
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Hopefully the OP will toss up some pics. If not, you can see it installed in my Jeep right here.
Cool. Thx for the pic. The vid makes it look dead simple too. I think I will order one of those up.
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Before you installit, use some spray adhesive and put a piece of tool box liner (rubber), onit, keeps things from sliding -



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Where do you get "tool box rubber" and "spray adhesive?"
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Where do you get "tool box rubber" and "spray adhesive?"
I just used some self adhesive foam from Michael's art supply. Pretty easy to cut.
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Jimbo's garage.

Also Lowes--Spray Adhesive and a Shelf Liner. I'm sure there's other options too.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #17
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Got ur done!!
UPS brings box from 4 Wheel Drive Hardware ($22.49 and free ship)
7 minutes later I'm holding an adult beverage and admiring my new Daystar.
It went just like the video. I took longer because removing the clips from the old panel was a bit tougher than in the video. Found that an ice pick was useful, but did not need the needlenose. For sure got to get some anti slip/rattle substance in those trays.
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My dash caddy arrives today, so I'm looking at the online install info to get ready. Looks pretty straight forward EXCEPT for step one which says to use a screwdriver to release the rear/side clips. The how to picture shows a screwdriver inserted at about a 45 degree angle doing something..
Question is this..What and how is the latch released? Do you push it in or what. Nothing is visible from the top. I've figured out where the latches are, but I don't know if I should be pushing ,prying, or both..
Help please!
I didn't even know it was supposed to replace what was there. I put some double stick tape on it and stuck it on and it has been great no slips and does the job.
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I didn't even know it was supposed to replace what was there. I put some double stick tape on it and stuck it on and it has been great no slips and does the job.

Now that definately deserves a picture..
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Got one scheduled to be delivered today. Was curious about stuff sliding around on it, thanks for the idea jimbo
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Thanx bj, there's a writeup where a guy took this tray and attached a light bungy cord, to hold things on the tray, but I'm not familiar withit, because-


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Got one scheduled to be delivered today. Was curious about stuff sliding around on it, thanks for the idea jimbo
I don't have any IPODS/IPADS/ Remote machine gun controls/C4 remotes ()

Usually just my little ducky and airpressure guages/Stauns-

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:45 PM   #22
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Not sure if anyone said this, but there is a thread where someone removed the piece you are talking about and installed a cb radio. They have pictures showing how to remove. If I find it, I will let you know...... Found it:

General tech forum-communications and electronics- jk cb install. Hope that is what you are looking for and good luck with the install!
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Thanx bj, there's a writeup where a guy took this tray and attached a light bungy cord, to hold things on the tray, but I'm not familiar withit, because-

I don't have any IPODS/IPADS/ Remote machine gun controls/C4 remotes ()

Usually just my little ducky and airpressure guages/Stauns-

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Well I have a few C4 remotes so i might want to look into that method haha j/k, your method will work fine for what I would use it for as well.
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i have one of these on order and it should arrive on Monday. I think I have the pefect solution for the grip. I went to a sporting goods store and bought some basball bat grip tape.
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i have one of these on order and it should arrive on Monday. I think I have the pefect solution for the grip. I went to a sporting goods store and bought some basball bat grip tape.
I think I'm going to get one of these "Hand Stands" and try to cut two pieces to fit the bottom of the trays.

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Now that definately deserves a picture..
Lol I will get one posted.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #27
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My Daystar dash caddy arrived today. The install was super simple. The baseball bat grip tape worked like a charm to "line" it.

I also got the hood wranglers. Another easy install, but wow are they tight the first time you latch them!
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My Daystar dash caddy arrived today. The install was super simple. The baseball bat grip tape worked like a charm to "line" it.

I also got the hood wranglers. Another easy install, but wow are they tight the first time you latch them!
I remember being almost surprised that the dash install was that easy. I actually sat there for a minute when it was done thinking, "Wait, that's it?" Second only to grab handles.

A photo or two of that tape would be great. There's a left turn on my way home that keeps sending my iPhone skittering into the passenger footwell.

Were you getting hoodflutter? I was expecting it when I pulled off my air dam, but none yet.
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Easton Leather Sport Grips - SportsAuthority.com

It's just a roll of tape with a peel off backing that you put on the handle of a baseball bat. I just cut a length to fit each tray, peeled the backing and stuck it on.
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Installed my today also........very easy about 5-10 min (those damn clips are a pain!!!!)

Nice video!!!

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