My goal was to hide all wires, drill absolutely no holes into the dash, provide safe access and ergonomics to knobs/switches, and easily restore to factory stock should I get rid of the truck someday. Here's what I came up with: remove the ashtray (since I don't smoke or allow smoking in the truck), cut a block of hard maple to fit the opening. Then mill grooves into the sides of the block to mimick those on the ashtray. Paint to match the dash color and press fit into place. Attach single anchoring screw from rear of dash into the wood. There is a small factory hole back there in the ashtray's pocket that allows a woodscrew to go through it into the rear of the wood block. I ran wires under the block and they are well out of view as you can see. Best part is both the radio and brake controller easily remove for servicing, if needed. The sticky-backed wire keepers keep the mic. cable from banging my knee. I hate that! Whatchya all think?
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