Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

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Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by jlmacd » Wed May 10, 2017 1:43 am

I read the very useful post elsewhere regarding the list of known compatible parts that can be swapped between the D8 and D9 models. There is mention that all the lower dash panels are compatible i.e. the glovebox and fuseboard panel down by the drivers right knee. On my D8, the panel has the little 'coin drawer' which I habitually used for parking change. On the D9 I have just bought this, like so many little features on the D8, seemed to have been done away with. Sounds daft I am sure but, being a creature of habit, I wondered if these two are indeed interchangeable?
Does anyone know if this may be possible to this??

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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by jlmacd » Fri May 12, 2017 12:00 am

Answer is - no. They are not interchangeable. Both have three, quarter-turn fixings but they are in completely different positions, sadly.

Right, that's that one off the list also....

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Post by GingerMagic » Fri May 12, 2017 7:12 am

Upside down maybe?
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri May 12, 2017 11:37 am

So all the coins fall out on the floor? It could work...
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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by GingerMagic » Fri May 12, 2017 12:04 pm

Oh yes, silly me - I was thinking of the fuse board itself.... :roll:
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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by Doggy » Fri May 12, 2017 1:24 pm

I got halfway through typing a complex explanation of electrical system differences, before I realised it was the bit of trim we were talking about. :oops:
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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by steve_earwig » Fri May 12, 2017 4:19 pm

I was going to type something like "only on planet Banana" but then I read the post :supafrisk:

Is there not a row of coin slots in the centre console?

Going from '98 D8 to an '04 D9 I did notice a few things Pug cheaped out on, but I suspect they coin tray was actually fitted to fill in the hole that was also for the keypad on other cars (maybe, the memory fades :( ) which was deemed unnecessary/a good way of saving some cash when D9's came about, so there's no provision in the newer panel for anything at all.
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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by jlmacd » Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 am

steve_earwig wrote: Is there not a row of coin slots in the centre console?
No - just the two holes for drinks holders, sadly. Even the little pen slot - which I found handy - disappeared on the D9 centre console
steve_earwig wrote:Going from '98 D8 to an '04 D9 I did notice a few things Pug cheaped out on, but I suspect they coin tray was actually fitted to fill in the hole that was also for the keypad on other cars (maybe, the memory fades ) which was deemed unnecessary/a good way of saving some cash when D9's came about, so there's no provision in the newer panel for anything at all.
Looking inside the panel I discovered this though...Image

There is a collection of lumps of moulded styrofoam which seem to serve no obvious, functional purpose. The one on the right seems to echo the shape of the space the early immobiliser keypad would have occupied.
Am now contemplating maybe creating a customised hinged coin drawer of my own!
Image Plenty of space between the fixings. Wish I had kept the old drawer now from the D8 !

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Re: Swap the fuse board panel on D8 to a D9?

Post by jlmacd » Tue May 16, 2017 12:48 am

In case it may be of any interest or value to anyone in the future, here are a couple of pics showing why the D8 and D9 panels were not able to be interchanged.
Image This is the D8 with the hinged coin drawer and
ImageThis is the D9 panel

You will see the different fixing positions which made them incompatible for swapping ( well not without a bit of creative restructuring, that is! :wink: )

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