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All done finally and I'm stoked!







Though I may go for the Ti autoknob now to tie the AC bezels in.
 

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Thanks guys.

It's a Kuda mounting base and charging cradle. I cut it apart so I could replace it's cable with my stereo's iPhone control cable. I could never get rid of engine whine with the Kuda cable anyway...
 

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so.... how would one go about this with the 04 XT? since our AC knobs are different as far as labeling on the knobs verses on the panel it's self?
From what I've heard the 05 HVAC control panel is a straight swap for the 04. Once you have the 05 controls, you can use the overlays preacher mentioned.
 

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What's on the back of your 04 AC controls? The 05+ has a single wide plug, IIRC. I have a spare 07 unit somewhere I can take pics of. But Subtle sells 04 overlays as well.
 

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But Subtle sells 04 overlays as well.
O RLY?

Maybe my 4 cans of Plasti-dip will come in handy after all... I've been holding off on the center console painting because I thought the overlays were only for the 05 buttons.
 

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O RLY?

Maybe my 4 cans of Plasti-dip will come in handy after all... I've been holding off on the center console painting because I thought the overlays were only for the 05 buttons.
but 04 has the print on the center panel, if you paint it you will paint over the temp numbers, fan speed numbers, and the vent select images.... thats why i ask if an 05+ would work with mine because then i can paint the panel and not paint over things, my rear wiring plug has TWO plugs
 

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but 04 has the print on the center panel, if you paint it you will paint over the temp numbers, fan speed numbers, and the vent select images.... thats why i ask if an 05+ would work with mine because then i can paint the panel and not paint over things, my rear wiring plug has TWO plugs
Ah, you know the settings. Plus, if you look at the dial panel, you have lil' led lights that light up and show you what setting it's on.

Yes, we have 2003-2004 (split knob) and 2005-2008 vinyl overlays for the AC knobs available. We even have a hazard button overlay that fits (03-08)...maybe 98-02 guys too, not + though!

Here are some pictures:





 

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Nice catch. Though it looks a lot like the stock 4EAT shifter to me, just with leather. I guess the stock plastic 4EAT one is longer and thinner.
 
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