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3rd Generation PowerMaxCR Ash Tray Controller Mounting Tips

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself Articles - How To's & Product Revie' started by hoot, May 11, 2008.

  1. hoot

    hoot Recruit

    May 10, 2008
    SE PA
    2003-UP Dodge Ram Diesel
    TST PowerMaxCR
    Ash Tray Controller Mounting

    Trick spot to put your controller if you don't use your ashtray.

    The ashtray assembly pops out by simply reaching under the top edge
    and pulling it out.

    Drill a hole and elongate it approx as shown. The larger part allows
    the TST harness connector to get through. The slot allows the wire to
    move without binding when opening and closing the ashtray.


    A little crude.. Drilled a hole then used wire cutters to cut the slot. I used a
    disposable box cutter to trim off the sharp edges.


    Put a strip of 3M double sided tape across the bottom.


    Stick it in with the top right corner resting against the joggle in the ashtray.
    This will keep it from leaning back when pushing the buttons.



    Here's a view showing the wire exiting the rear.



  2. Diesel Dually

    Diesel Dually awaiting your return...signed... your friends

    May 3, 2008
    Mile High
    Pretty Trick...

    Good to see you around these parts Hoot.
  3. gearhead

    gearhead Harley Man

    May 8, 2008
    what is the lever for?
  4. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

    May 3, 2008
    Lithia, FL
    Gonna take a wild guess and say the K3LA with the 3/8" air line running up to it :yikes:
  5. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    That is where I had my TST controller mounted. It was a great place for it and it looked factory. Also if someone else drives the truck you can disconnect the controller, shut the ashtray and hide the controls. No chip.

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