Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport This sport utility vehicle offers more size than the other Mitsubishi SUVs, but manages to keep a sporty look and comfortable feel, unlike many larger SUVs.

Will Monty operate without floor console, instrument cluster or stereo?

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:59 PM
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I've got a heat related problem in my 2005 Montero. I've found a shop that will work on the heater box and/or replace the front heater core. They agreed to let me partially disassemble the dash--remove the passenger seat, floor console, glove boxes, stereo, disc changer, etc. to save on labor costs. Can I still drive the Montero without those items and without the instrument cluster? I figured I would take it apart over several afternoons (weather permitting) and crank it periodically to see if it still runs. I have to drive it 3 miles to the shop and don't want to take it apart and not be able to drive it. Anybody try this already?

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Old 03-05-2018, 12:19 AM
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In the worst case scenario, you can just plug in the instrument cluster and zip-tie it to the wiring harness
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:52 PM
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I removed all components until I had to lower the steering column--and then I stopped. Turns out the only issue was the Montero was operating on battery power only. Once the instrument cluster was removed, the charging system no longer worked.
 
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