The Centre Console solves the problem of where to mount those extra switches and gauges in the Defender dashboard without having to resort to a homemade DIY dashboard. The Defender Console is supplied as a blank molding to provide the user with the flexibility to create their own unique dash layout that best satisfies their requirements.
Each Console comes complete with a steel mounting frame including end-plates, all fixings required and an easy-to-follow fully illustrated step-by-step fitting guide. The recesses within the Console will accept the standard sized 2-1/16" (52mm) auxiliary gauges and our popular Carling Technologies 'Contura II' switches and warning lamps. Both the upper and lower central recessed moldings are wide enough to accept up to three 2-1/6" (52mm) gauges or up to seven of the Carling switches. For a seven switch installation using the Carling interlocking mounts, use two interlocking ends and five interlocking centers.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Defender Replacement Console is molded from tough ABS plastic and even sports a textured finish that replicates the OE finish on the Defender dashboard. The Defender Console will fit both Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive Defenders.
The two circular moldings within the console provide a neat method of relocating the standard rear-wash wipe switch (if fitted) and the 12v cigar lighter/power socket. Our heavy-duty Marine grade 12v and USB sockets will also fit into the recess. The unique design of the Centre Console allows you to mount your DIN sized CD/Tuner head unit into one of two positions within the console and still leave plenty of room for all those ancillaries while at the same time presenting a factory look and a quality finish.
Either mount the stereo in the upper position or the lower position (see attached photos). The sides of the Defender Console are wide enough to accept a 52mm gauge or up to two of the Carling Technologies switches. For that finishing touch, the Defender Console is fitted with an additional recessed oval moulding designed to accept many of the Land Rover logo badges used on or around Land Rovers over the years. We offer a selection of Land Rover Genuine Parts oval logos to compliment the Defender Console perfectly.
The Defender Console also provides the ideal spot for mounting a CB radio. The compact Midland 98 unit illustrated below has been mounted into the console using a dedicated Midland DIN mount. Using a DIN mount you have the choice of whether to install the CB in the upper or the lower location. Alternatively, the unit is strong enough to hang a standard U-shaped CB mounting bracket off the lower edge of the console.
FITS MODEL YEAR (select from two versions at checkout):
- Defender 1983-1998, Series III 1972-1985.
- Defender 1999-2002.