So now it was time to start rebuilding the dashboard itself. Here is state of play when I stopped for the day.
The top panel has been reworked (can't cover it in vinyl yet as I need
to buy some more). As you can see I have moved the 2 big switches (fan
override and demister) up, either side of the warning lights and added
the 12V charging socket to it as well. And although you wouldn't
know, I have also added a spare warning light. the wires go through to
the engine bay and it can be used for anything. Before I had wired in
the full beam light I had used it for diagnostic purposes to check on
the lambda heater and found it very useful tool.
So if you now look at the wires you can see that all that is left
'floating' is the Blue and White multiplugs that go into the instrument
cluster, and the fog light switch, which at the moment is hanging into
the passenger footwell. Still considering mounting that on the top
panel as well, so that the ONLY thing on the centre panel is the
instrument cluster (Apart from the iPhone holder for the satnav).
Looking to the future that would make a future upgrade to separate
speedo (electronic), rev counter, fuel gauge and temperature gauge a