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Inside my Nissan Patrol


Just thought I would show everyone the dashboard of my Nissan Patrol, do you think it is too cluttered?

Big Sat Nav, Caravan reversing camera monitor, Mobile phone mount, Quad band Amateur Radio, UHF C.B. Radio, Am FM radio with bluetooth and H.D. Dash cam.



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Clutter is not the problem .........Distraction while driving should be the most concerning aspect.......

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is the suicide knob on steering wheel legal?

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VK2FJW wrote:

Just thought I would show everyone the dashboard of my Nissan Patrol, do you think it is too cluttered?

Big Sat Nav, Caravan reversing camera monitor, Mobile phone mount, Quad band Amateur Radio, UHF C.B. Radio, Am FM radio with bluetooth and H.D. Dash cam.


 Yes,

Many Sat Nav GPS units can be configured as a viewing monitor.

If this is the case with your unit you may want to connect your reversing camera through that screen and eliminate having the monitor for the camera.

That might save you a bit of clutter on the dash.

When I put my car in for service at a pedantic Toyota dealer they removed my GPS before they would drive it.

As such I dont use that dealer any more.



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It is a bit busy - I'm a bit too OCD to have all those wires hanging every where, but as long a vision isn't impaired I believe it would be OK.

Road Rules 2014 (NSW) r 297 states that a driver must not drive if they do not have complete control of the vehicle. Conduct such as eating or listening to music while driving can become distractions resulting in loss of control. When it comes to roadside offences, Police have wide discretionary powers.

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In my personal opinion, it looks sh!thouse. But thats just my opinion.



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I recently worked with a man that was fined for not having proper control!

Drinking a cup of coffee and driving with 1 hand!

AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULES - REG 297

Driver to have proper control of a vehicle etc

297 Driver to have proper control of a vehicle etc

 

(1) A driver must not drive a vehicle unless the driver has proper control of the vehicle.



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dogbox wrote:

is the suicide knob on steering wheel legal?


 It is not legal to drive using one hand except for changing gear and other necessary functions. Which means turning the wheel with one hand is not legal here.

BUT ( there is always a but ) these devices are compulsory for a handicapped person where one arm is not functional. They have to undergo a special licence test to prove that they can drive safely and proficiently like this.



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drtooheys wrote:

In my personal opinion, it looks sh!thouse. But thats just my opinion.


I agree with the technical term!

 

I have added a lot of things to my car but have made them all to be as invisible as possible. Hard wired TPMS. Neodymium magnet on dashboard to remove GPS as it's mostly not needed, also so there is no rubbish on the windscreen. Dashcams are above sun visor position. It's not difficult to have everything under control.

 

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If you are happy with your setup and it helps you achieve a safe driving environment, then I would keep it as is.



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Looks okay to me, except for the loose wires hanging around...that'd drive me nuts personally.

My Chevy might give you a run for your money though (not that I want to get into a p!ssing contest)....

 

Top photo shows remote for the caravan electric leg, 4x switches on dash to turn various screens etc ON/OFF,  phone on charging cradle (used for  street navigation), main stereo system, UHF, REDARC tow Pro.

 

Second photo shows TPMS and dashcam...mounted using the factory's windscreen rear view mirror mount. No internal rear view mirror as canopy made it useless.

Third photo shows the control for the extra 113 litre fuel tank...where I can pump that diesel across to the main 215 litre tank. Also, a series of switches I added.

Fourth pic shows Samsung tablet (for Exploroz off-road mapping), rear/side view camera (camera is mounted under tail light, looking sideways at hitch. Main camera is above the hitch and is viewed on the stereo system. Having 2 cameras gives me a 3D view of the hitching process and together with the remote electric leg operation, makes single-handed hook-ups a breeze. The screen can also be switched over to a front-mount camera on the bullbar), then there's the EDGE CTS3 which gives me oodles of data from the OBD2 port and in the corner is the digital Airbag Man pressure gauge. Not shown in any of the pics is the pair of paddle swithes (similar to the one shown in the last pic), for adjusting the suspension airbags. These are located under the steering column. On top of the dash, below the steering wheel in the pic, is the Ultimate 9 gadget that enables me to vary the throttle response.

In the fifth and final pic, we see the various switches I've added, the UHF cord and the gauge + paddle switch to enable me to alter the pressure in the Airsafe Hitch airbag at any time.

Too much stuff? Possibly. Bear in mind that I never have all these gadgets ON at the same time. They are each turned on when/if needed.

 

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dogbox wrote:

is the suicide knob on steering wheel legal?


 Ignorance and apathy!

Don't know, don't care!



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VK2FJW wrote:
dogbox wrote:

is the suicide knob on steering wheel legal?


 Ignorance and apathy!

Don't know, don't care!


 Then pay the Fine without the whine.

 



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