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Nissan Patrol GU (DX) Low Profile Centre Roof Console

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Low Profile Centre Roof Console (vacuum formed vinyl finish)

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Low Profile Centre Roof Console (vacuum formed vinyl finish)

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Low Profile Centre Roof Console (vacuum formed vinyl finish)


Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Low Profile Centre Roof Console


Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Deep Profile Centre Roof Console

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Patrol Low Profile Centre Roof Console with a push button CD cases fitted on the driver's side


Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Deep Profile Centre Roof Console (vacuum formed vinyl finish)

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Deep Profile Centre Roof Console displaying optional Storage/Access Opening

Nissan Patrol GU (ST) Low Profile Centre Roof Console with complete genuine plastic roof assembly fitted


Pricing:

GU (DX) Patrol Stationwagon centre roof console $390 (incl. GST). Plus options and accessories plus freight.

GU (ST) Patrol Stationwagon centre roof console $420 (incl. GST). Plus options and accessories plus freight.


Points of interest:

  • Robust construction - suitably durable for "off road" driving. Manufactured from steel and hardwood plywood - NO PLASTIC.
  • The shape of the base of the console can be custom made to suit your radio(s) and other requirements.
  • Radio holes and storage openings etc. cut to suit your requirements and accessories.
  • Upholstered in a vinyl that has been specifically manufactured to match the interior of the GU Patrol. When fitted the console looks like an original part of the vehicle.
  • Fits the vehicle without drilling any holes by utilising existing screw holes (see fitting instructions).
  • The genuine spectacle holder (in ST model) and interior light re-mount into pre-cut holes in the base of the console.
  • Provides maximum headroom and does not interfere with the sunvisors or any other functions of the vehicle.
  • Designed to house one to four radios.
  • Vehicle specific and custom built to suit the customer's radios, storage and lighting requirements.
  • A roof console is not available to suit the TI model with a sunroof.
  • Designed so the radio curly cords are out of view.
  • We manufacture our consoles in weekly batches. If we receive an order by Monday 5:30pm Sydney time your console will be dispatched on the following Friday. The dispatch date can vary if there is a public holiday.
  • Professional fitting service available.

Our GU Patrol centre roof consoles are mounted without drilling any holes in the vehicle. In the ST model, the front mounting bracket on the console utilises two of the original mounting points for the genuine plastic roof assembly. In the DX model, the front mounting bracket sits underneath the rear vision mirror utilising the two screws that hold the mirror in place. The back of the console is held in place by utilising the interior light screw holes. The interior light is re-mounted into a pre-cut hole in the base of the console. In the ST model, the genuine spectacle holder is also re-mounted into a pre-cut hole in the console. Unfortunately the genuine map reading lights (the light fitted to the plastic roof assembly) cannot be mounted into the console. After market eyeball map reading lights are available. All wiring can be installed without drilling any holes or cutting the trim. The wiring for the genuine interior light can be used to power your radio(s) and after market eyeball lights. In the ST model, removal of the genuine roof assembly reveals an opening in the hoodlining, our consoles have been designed to take advantage of this opening. The radio fitted into the front of the console can protude past the top of the console, sitting in the space between the hoodlining and the turret. This design allows the console to be less intrusive and allows the front radio to sit further forward making it easier to see and operate.

Your centre roof console will be designed to suit your specific model vehicle. It will neatly follow the contours of your hoodlining and will be the ideal width to suit the distance between your sunvisors. The length of the console takes into account the mounting system for the console, the shape of the cabin and headroom for the rear seat passengers. When calculating the depth of the console we allow for maximum headroom and a clear view for the rear vision mirror. As no two model vehicles are the same our "vehicle specific" consoles are the best available.

In addition to being "vehicle specific" we also "custom build" each console to suit your requirements - nobody else does that! We adjust the shape of the base of the console to suit your radio(s) storage or lighting requirements. When custom building your console we can build a slim line console for maximum headroom or a deeper console for maximum storage. We can make the console's radio housing(s) as small as your radio(s) will allow, providing more headroom and moving your radio(s) closer to the windscreen for better access. Another advantage of this versatility of design, most modern radios have a LCD (liquid crystal display) screen. It is easier to read the LCD when you are looking square onto the screen. Whenever possible, we change the angle on the console's facia panel to suit the radio being fitted.

Following are some sketches to show you some of the possible variations available for centre roof consoles.

Low profile centre roof consoles (1 to 6)
Deep profile centre roof consoles (7 to 11)

 

*S.A.O. - Storage/Access Opening
An oval shaped hole with an elasticised vinyl flap. The flap keeps the stored items in and most of the red dust out. The S.A.O. also allows access to fuses or to V.S.W.R. in a radio. The S.A.O. does cost extra bickies.

 


MICROPHONE CURLY CORD RETAINER

A piece of "one wrap" hook and loop tape is supplied with each roof console (one retainer for each radio) to prevent your microphone curly cord from dangling and blocking your view. Simply screw this retainer onto the console in a suitable position between the radio and the microphone clip, then wrap the tape around the curly cord. If you need the full length of the curly cord, the "one wrap" tape is easy to release and re-attach.

Fitting Instructions for the ST model:

STEP 1. Remove the interior light and the genuine plastic roof assembly.

STEP 2. In most cases the mounting bracket for the genuine roof assembly can remain in position. If the radio to be fitted in the front of the console is 190mm wide or less, leave this bracket in position. The two screw holes at the front of this bracket are utilised to hold the front of the roof console in place. Remove the two front screws in preparation for mounting the roof console.

If the radio is wider than 190mm, remove the bracket to allow the radio to fit into the roof space. This bracket can be removed without removing the hoodlining. The two rear mounting screws can be accessed through the hole in the hoodlining. These two screws can be removed by using a 10mm socket with a ratchet handle. After removing the bracket place a piece of foam rubber (or similar) between the hoodlining and the turret to hold the hoodlining in place.

STEP 3. Hold the console in position to check the fit. Make sure you have received the correct console, in good order, before cutting any holes in the console.

STEP 4. Remove the mounting bracket attached to the front of the console. Remove from this bracket the two console mounting screws that are held in position with masking tape (leave the masking tape intact). Remove the spectacle holder from the genuine roof assembly. Using the screws supplied with the console, mount the spectacle holder into the hole at the front of the console. Re-fit the console mounting bracket back onto the console. To allow screw driver access to the two front console mounting screws, two holes must now be drilled into the inner casing of the plastic spectacle holder. Using a 10mm diameter drill bit, drill two holes through the back of the spectacle holder in line with the two screw holes in the console's front mounting bracket. Replace the front console mounting screws back into position, ensure that they are held firmly by the masking tape.

STEP 5. Fit your radio(s) and accessories into the console - see the "instructions on installing a radio into a console" and the "radio fitting kit" supplied with the console. The radio mounted at the front of the console should be sitting at a 90 degree angle to the console's facia panel. In most cases the back of this radio will sit above the console.

STEP 6. Prepare the roof console to accept the genuine interior light. Firstly, cut out the vinyl covering the hole in the plywood for the interior light. The vinyl should be cut flush with the edges of the hole to allow a clear view when screwing the console into position. This hole is covered by the base of the light, cutting this hole will not affect the upholstered finish. Place the interior light on the base of the console, covering the hole, with the light switch facing the front of the console. Ensure that the interior light is sitting flush on the console and in the centre of the console. Using the two 20mm, 8 gauge self tapping screws supplied with the "console fitting kit", screw the interior light onto the console. Do not attempt to drill any holes through the upholstery, the self tapping screws do not need a hole to screw into the console base. Make sure the screws are not too close to the edges of the plywood hole. Remove the interior light from the console to allow access to the console's rear mounting screw holes. It is now a simple procedure to re-mount the interior light after the console is fitted.

STEP 7. Install the wiring and aerial lead(s) before fitting the console. Removal of the genuine roof assembly reveals an opening in the hoodlining. Remove the passengers side sunvisor (the passengers side is easier to work on, if the aerial is mounted on the driver's side you may prefer to follow the same procedure on the driver's side). Remove the grab handle and the plastic trim on the "A" pillar (the pillar between the windscreen and the front door). Pull down a section of the pinchweld (the rubber door seal) next to the "A" pillar. You now have access to run the wiring from the centre of the roof to under the dashboard. Pull your wiring across the roof above the hoodlining from the centre of the roof to the passenger's door. Be sure to leave enough spare wire to reach down to the seat. This will make it easier to connect your wiring to the radio(s) before fitting the console. The excess wire can be coiled up inside the console.

STEP 8. Place the console on the seat. Connect the wiring and check that the radio(s) and accessories are operational before installing the console.

STEP 9. Make sure the interior light wire is long enough to reach past the base of the console. A gentle pull will free up some extra length of this wire. In most cases it will be necessary to extend this wire.

STEP 10. Coil up any excess wire while lifting the console into position. Thread the interior light wire down through the hole in the console for the interior light. Press the console firmly onto the hoodlining. Ensure that all four mounting points line up with the screw holes in the vehicle. If the console does not fit neatly onto the hoodlining, the front radio may be touching part of the mounting bracket for the genuine roof assembly. Part of this bracket is a small steel tab with a captive nut attached. Move this tab out of the way by bending it forward.

STEP 11. Using the screws provided, attach the front of the console in position. Do not tighten the screws yet, this will allow the back of the console to move enough to line up the rear mounting screw holes.

STEP 12. Using the two 30mm x 12 gauge self tapping screws and the two washers supplied in the "console fitting kit", screw the back of the console to the original interior light mounting screw holes. The interior light earth wire supplied with the "console fitting kit" should be attached between the washer and the head of one of these two mounting screws. You will need a no.2 phillips head screw driver with a shaft at least 200mm long for a deep profile roof console or at least 150mm long for a low profile roof console (the longer the screw driver the easier it will be to fit the console).

STEP 13. Connect the interior light wiring plug, then run the earth wire through the hole in the interior light. Re-mount the interior light onto the base of the console and use one of the mounting screws to connect the earth wire to the earth contact point on the interior light. Position the earth wire so it won't be affected by the heat generated from the interior light globe.

STEP 14. Tighten up the front mounting screws.


Information required when ordering:

1) Are there any modifications to the vehicle that could prevent the console from fitting correctly? (eg sunroof, hat rack) If yes, please email us the complete details. We will contact you if the modifications will cause any problems.

2) Which variation on the centre roof console design do you require - see sketches numbered 1 to 11. If you have an alternative variation please email or fax your own sketch to us.

3) Which options or accessories (if any) do you require in the console? Please provide a sketch of the console indicating the type and position of each option or accessory required. We have information on the measurements, etc. for most radios, please tell us the brand and model of your radio(s) and we will contact you if we need any other information. Please email your sketch or fax it to the number below. If this is not possible, please phone us with the details.

Phone number - (00) (61) 2 95467914
Fax number - (00) (61) 2 95462469
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