Defender Raptor Dash Fitting & Wiring in
with 4X4CB & Spots
This DVD is another one I very much enjoyed filming and we cover so
much detail on all aspects of fitting the
Raptor Dash that it will be possible for anyone with the basic
tools and common sense to follow and create your own custom dash
install. We also show how to mount the
4X4CB Radio with a few details
and thought for you to watch out for when you do your own. How to
run the wires for everything you install and make them look
professional as well as fused safely.
Roof mounted Terrafirma4x4
spotlights which we wire up to the illuminated switches on the dash
and along with some other details and information to save you time
and give you the confidence to fit your own. As usual we priced the
DVD at less than 15 minutes garage time and I do make a few mistakes
and show you what to look out for and how to recover from a problem.
All in all a great job that you can without having a workshop or
multitude of tools.
Have a look at the video clips from the DVD on the left hand
This is the dash installed in the Defender
with the CB radio and dials all working. As usual we get right
in there with the camera and film the actual installation in our
Spanish4x4 Defender support vehicle, so as its an actual job and
not just staged for the camera. All the associated wires,
clocks, connectors, nuts, bolts and screws are filmed coming off
so you can see their location and the panels you need to remove
in order to fit the Raptor Dash correctly and securely so there
are no rattles.
Ok so you're ready to start installing your dash
after you,ve cut out the mounting area and secured the frame you are
going to need electrical connectors, wires, solder, terminals,
heatshrink, tape and multiplugs if you are going to copy our job.
JCRsupplies are internet and ebay based and are a durite dealer as
well as many other makes. The quality of product is ooutstanding and
this where we get all our electrical items for the job and if you
tell Paul you seen our DVD he will know the products you are looking
for and help you get the right bits.
One of my favourite things with electricals is
soldering and heatshrinking as much as possible if not evrything. I
also like modular stuff so you can add to it and expand your system
whener you want. There are lots of ideas to inspre and demonstarte
how to this yourself by simply copying what you see. Dont worry if
you make mistakes or dont get you soldering spot on first time, you
can always practise and have another go.
This is what you can end up with by taking your time and following
the process one stage at a time with the Raptor Dash and the correct
electrical components. Don't worry if you think it looks complicated
before you know it the logic behind how and why you do things will
become clear and remove your doubts over whether you can do it
This is the mid
range unit from 4X4CB.com that we film being fitted in our
Spanish4x4 Defender tour bus and it performs admirably, is very
simple to use and get started with. We film showing you how to mount
it properly and run the aerial cable out of site all the way to the
rear of the car and mount the aerial bracket too.
Basic knowledge is all thats required for this job even if you are
only using a removable CB like the Midland
Our goal from these films is to empower you with
the knowledge and confidence to fit your own parts properly, so the
final part on this DVD shows and explains how to wire up your
spotlights and we use the Terrafirma lights which have powered us
through many a nightrun on our Spanish4x4 holidays and could be one
of the first jobs you do on your own vehicle to gain some knowledge
and practical experience.
Dash Clocks & Dials
Raptor dash consoles come wish provision for extra
clocks, we got our clocks from Mcgill Motorsport, its not the first
we've used their products and they are excellent. We show you how
easy it can be to connect up the clocks and run wires through the
bulkhead into the engine bay, another very rewarding diy job for you