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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue
Ideas to clean this up?

Have always hated these power sockets and the rear light switch. Any ideas on how best to tidy this panel up in a somewhat OEM style without ripping out the dash and starting again?

Cheers
Col


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PaulMc



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 110 2.5 TD HT Arles Blue

The Mudstuff Carling switch panel would cover the holes left by those -

https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/products/electr...panel.html Paul.
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Post #810968 19th Jan 2020 11:31am
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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue

That’s OK, but I don’t have 6 things to connect to it!! I have a spare switch on the standard centre console that I could re house the work light, meaning I don’t necessarily need switches but they might be a tidier option than the power supplies. Instagram @richmond_custom

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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

You could put a Blue Sea below deck panel there, which could give you a voltmeter (always handy), a cig socket and(or a couple of USB ports. Mud sell them. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #810982 19th Jan 2020 1:02pm
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Grouse



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It doesn’t look bad as it is - I would leave them - the sockets may be useful, phone charger, work lamp, sat nav, speed detector, etc

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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue

I know what you mean Grouse, maybe the lesser of all evils. The original owner put them in and I have had it 2 years and haven’t used a power socket yet!! Instagram @richmond_custom

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Sulisuli



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Co1 would fitting blanking plugs into the sockets look neater than the hinge covers you currently have? Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

Post #811037 19th Jan 2020 7:13pm
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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue

Good point, that’s a nice easy way to make it less obtrusive. Thumbs Up Instagram @richmond_custom

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Sulisuli



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

I think that’s the easiest way and the plugs are cheap enough on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Round-Plastic-B...8aB-jWkgUA Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

Post #811043 19th Jan 2020 7:20pm
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