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Old 12-05-2012, 12:29 PM
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I went "cheap" and bought the ST model and now wish I didn't. I have a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 ST crew cab,4X4, diesel. I was wondering if there is anyway I could get the overhead console w/lights, a compass, and ect. that come standard on the SLT or better models? let me know. Thanks, Mike
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It can be done, I did this to my 2011 ST. I can understand not adding a compass or homelink module at the factory to save money on the cheap models but the overhead lights should be included on all of the models.
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I know how you feel about wishing you had not gone with the cheap model. Here is a list of most of the mods I have made so far to try to make up for being so cheap.


EVIC cluster
Steering wheel with EVIC controls and audio control buttons
Overhead console with Homelink and compass
Premium tire pressure monitoring system
Mopar remote start kit
Quad head lights with upgraded bulbs
20" chrome clad wheels
Goodyear Silent Armor tires
Drivers power seat with power lumbar
Upper glove box
Chrome billet grille
Tow hooks
Mopar fog lights
Chrome bug shield
Weather tech floor liners
Integrated trailer brake controller
Spray on bed liner
Upgraded sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors
Tri fold Tonno pro cover
Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks
Bilstein 5100 rear shocks
RBZ touch screen radio
Cabin air filter
Glove box light
Factory LSD
Coin holder that should have come with my truck to start with
Under hood light
Tuftruck rear variable rate springs
Factory chrome door handles
Chrome exhaust tip
Painted upper bumper cover

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Any pics of the overhead console install? Also, are there wire tucked up there for the lights, or did you have to tap into the center roof light?
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Same here, thought I was saving some money, then thought I had gone to far on the mods, until I saw those mods! My wife said, thought you bought a new Truck, wish I had gotten the diesel 6sp manual SLT or higher now, but, they sure were expensive! But my mods are adding up quickly.

2012 2500 ST 4x4 Crew Cab, $32,750, and it came with:
5.7L
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Keyless Entry
Spray In Bedliner
130 uConnect Bluetooth
Tow Hooks
Rubber/Plastic Floor Liner
EVIC (w/o compass)
TPMS in the EVIC
Trailer Brake Controller

Have Added:
HBS Front Leveling Kit $60
Bilstein 5100 Shocks Front and Rear $300 shockwarehouse
Mopar Fender Flares Sliver $250 ebay
Mopar 430N Radio $900 ebay
Rugged Liner Bedliner $200
Mopar Laramie Wheels $800 (5) ebay
Michelin LTX A/T2 285x70x17 had 245s $1,400 (5) COSTCO
Computer Re-Flash for tire size $100
Mopar Chrome Side Moldings $260
Mopar Chrome Bug Shield $85
Mopar Under Hood Lamp $45
Mopar Remote Start $500
WeatherTech Floor Liners $200
Cabin Air Filter $35 Geno's
Door Cup Holders $43 Moparpartz
Upper Glove Box $200 Steve White Motors

Still want to add:
Overhead Module with compass, not sure if I need change out Cluster too,
Factory Bumper with Foglights
Factory 60/40 Rear Seat
Clazzio Leather Seat Covers
Sun Visors w/ Lighted Mirrors
Fold Flat Floor
Front Winch ? I know they used to have a factory option for the gas trucks
Coin Holder!

And I am sure I left something out!

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The cluster would be needed for the compass display but not Homelink, that works with or without the display you just cant see the message "transmitting" that you would see on the EVIC.

The compass is tricky to get activated to display on the EVIC since the dealer star scan system is unable to add the sales code required to allow that. I had to find someone locally to activate the feature on my truck using a programmer on a lap top.

I am also looking to add leather seats but first I want to add the 60/40 rear seat like you and when I do that also add the load flat floor.

I am on the fence on adding the bumper since I have the mopar fog light kit.
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Any pics of the overhead console install? Also, are there wire tucked up there for the lights, or did you have to tap into the center roof light?
I do not have any pictures but I can tell you that if you are installing the console and it did not come with the wire harness you can tap into the center light.
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