4Runner Dash Mount Installation
Do you often use your smartphone or other devices for directions or communicating while on the road? If so, you need a vehicle dashboard mount for safe and efficient driving. A dash mount system is a clean way to mount your devices at eye-view in your Toyota 4Runner or other truck. This helps keep your eyes on the road and minimizes fumbling with your phone for directions or to make a call. If you’re interested in learning more about this mount, browse the 4Runner ICS Fab Dash Mount today at Trail Grid Pro for more details. Once you’ve obtained your mounting kit, proceed to our 4Runner dash mount installation guide below.
Tools and Parts Needed for Dash Mount Installation
- Painter’s tape
- Straight pick
- 9/64” drill bit
- ¼” drill bit
- #2 Phillips head screwdriver
- 9 mm wrench
- Ratchet with extension and 10 mm socket
- Cutting tool/razor
- Straight trim tool
How to Install Toyota 4Runner Center Dash Mount
Step 1: Cover the top corners of your current audio system with painter’s tape.
Step 2: Place the dash mount on top of the painter’s tape. Mark drilling holes with a screwdriver or thin marker. Remove the dash mount.
Step 3: Remove the head unit.
(Use gentle pressure and remove piece by piece. Place bolts in nearby cup holder to avoid losing them.)
Step 4: Disconnect the head unit from the 4Runner’s internal wiring. Place the unit off to the side.
Step 5: Use a drill to carefully drill holes along the painter’s tape marks. Remove the painter’s tape after drilling.
Step 6: Install the power pack mounting piece along the dash mount.
Step 7: Mount the dash mount.
(Align the longer screws with the top of the head unit and the shorter screws on the sides.)
Step 8: Remove the vents from the head unit with the pull tabs.
(This grants you better access to position the locking nut on each bolt.)
Step 9: Tighten each nut and replace the vents. Replace the trim piece as well.
Step 10: Drill an additional hole in the head unit to run the power pack wires through. Route wires through and connect each to your power pack.
Step 11: Reconnect each plug back to your 4Runner head unit. Replace your head unit and snap it into place.
Step 12: Disassemble the twelve-volt cover and connect the power pack wire with the power source and ground wire.
Step 13: Test your power source.
Step 14: Reassemble the twelve-volt cabinet, AC panel, and side pieces.
With the 4Runner dash mount, you can power and display your phone at eye-level to increase safety and convenience on the road. See our video below for a full 4Runner dash mount installation guide to walk you through each step of the process.