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Old 03-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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Location: Orange County, NY
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Vehicle: 2012 R/T
Trim Level: R/T
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Default Conversion: Center Console to Column Shift

Most people convert the other way but I actually prefer having the additional seat and a shifter on the column. So here is a detailed list of the parts required to convert my 2012 Dodge Ram regular cab and some pictures and observations as well. Please note that the parts listed below are the black/slate grey coloring.

Parts Required:
  • Radio Bezel (w/115v outlet)- 1KZ311SDAC
  • Radio Bezel (w/o 115v outlet)- 1EB041SDAC
  • Cupholder- 1EA971DVAI
  • Right Side Panel (w/12v outlet)- 1HR95XDVAB
  • Left Side Panel (w/12v outlet)- 1HR94XDVAB
  • Closeout Panel- 1EB14XDVAA
  • Shift Cable- 68092061AB
  • Cable Bracket- 68042294AA
  • Lever- 68092747AA
  • Shifter Assembly- 5057536AD
  • Column Shroud- 1GD32XDVAB
  • Retractable Center Seatbelt Assembly-
  • Center Seat- **Find one on EBay or CL as these are mad expensive new**

The key here is that everything is a very easy switchover. Here are the steps:

  • Remove Center Console
  • Unplug and Detach Shifter Assembly
  • Remove Radio Bezel
  • Remove Plastic Column Shroud (behind steering wheel)
  • Remove Shifter Jump Harness (extension wire from main wiring harness)
  • Remove Shift Cable and Mounting
  • Remove All Switches from Radio Bezel
  • Remove Rear Cab Panel

  • Install Switches to New Radio Bezel
  • Install New Radio Bezel
  • Install Cupholder
  • Install Side Panels
  • Install Bottom Closeout Panel
  • Install Column Shift Assembly
  • Install New Shift Cable and Bracketry
  • Install Seat Belt Assembly
  • Install Rear Cab Panel
  • Install Center Seat (make sure you get it with the two brackets that mount to the passenger seat, bolts/nuts and the two seat belt buckles)

After this my friends, you are done! The carpeting is the same so no need for any customization whatsoever. The center seat mounts right up, the rear cab panel has all the mount provisions for the seatbelt assembly and is ready to go as well. You do NOT need a new steering column either as some have noted. All in, this seems complex but can be done in a day easy. The hard part was tracking down all of the correct parts to do this properly! That being said, I want to give a HUGE shoutout to Benny at MOPARPARTSONLINE!
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Last edited by ironchef2011; 03-09-2013 at 08:19 PM.
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