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Old 05-05-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Dash switch 00 to 05

This may sound silly, but I kind of like the 05 dash better than the 00 dash. If I found an 05 dash in a wrecking yard could I swap it into my 2000 zx3?

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #2
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You could but it won't line up with the doors. I think someone did it but I'm not sure. Heck it might not even fit with the 01 door panels?
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i hate the 05 dash lol
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The '05 dash is higher at the doors than the '00, and the mirror caps are shorter on the '05. I have read, either here or on FJ, that the reverse ('05 to '00-'04) has been done, and that it is basically a bolt in proposition. I would hope that the passenger side airbags are compatible, I know that the driver side (plug) is NOT. I have SVT seats, door cards and mirror caps in my '05 ST, and plan to install an SVT dash when I can find one reasonably close to me. Good luck.
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Ok cool thanks for the info. Currently I'm not ready to do the swap, in the future maybe. I just seem to like that the dash is less busy and more straight lines. lol kind of a silly thing to want to change, but hey keeps me busy and its what makes my car my car. :)
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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Yeah you can do it but get 05+ door panels as well so it matches.
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