Dash Designs® manufactures custom dash covers in a variety of fabrics and colors which allow you to choose the dash cover that will look best in your vehicle. In most cases it is best to match the color of your dashboard, or if you prefer, the color of your seat upholstery.
Carpet dash covers come with a lifetime warranty and Velour, Suede, Camo and DashTex fabrics have a 5-year warranty against manufacturers defects.
A light sensor is a device that measures the brightness or intensity of light and turns on your ride’s headlights when necessary. So, if your headlights come on automatically at night, you have a light sensor. Don’t confuse your headlights with DRLs that turn on every time your ride starts. A small opening for your light sensor can be made on your dashboard cover by a manufacturer or you can make a cut-out in your cover by yourself.
A climate control sensor helps determine the cabin temperature. If you have climate control, the AC/Heating control knob will have numbers (temperature settings) and the AC or heater will come on automatically to maintain the selected temperature. The sensor is usually located on top of the dashboard and near the windshield. A small opening will be made in your dash cover to allow the sensor to function.
Many vehicles now come from the manufacturer with a built in navigation system (usually an option) which is typically a small monitor on the dashboard to display maps and other information. The question of Navigation refers to original equipment, not after-market. If you have had an aftermarket system installed on your dash, you will have to remove it and reinstall after installing your dash cover.
A heads-up display is a device that projects important vehicle data, such as speed, gear selection, fuel level, temperature, etc., directly in front of the driver's eyes. The data can be displayed onto the windshield, combiner glass, or projector screen. The main function of the HUD is to enhance your safety by keeping your eyes on the road. Heads-up displays are usually found in performance cars. If you have such a device, your new dash cover should have a hole that allows the HUD to project the information.
A small opening for your HUD can be made in your dashboard cover by a manufacturer or you can make a cut-out in your cover by yourself.
An alarm sentry is a flashing light or sensor for remote control for your alarm or to indicate that your alarm is on.
A row of indicator lights are located on top of the dash to show how close objects are to your bumper.
For vehicle owners that have visible airbag panels, they offer dash covers that have flaps over these panels. However, many modern vehicles don’t have visible airbag panels on dashboards. For such dashboards they offer the covers without cut-outs, but you shouldn’t worry about your safety, since these covers are designed in such a way that they won’t inhibit the smooth deployment of your airbag.
A collision warning system is a vehicle safety system designed to give a warning sound or show a warning message on the instrument panel when there’s a risk of collision. To prevent a possible accident, the collision warning system can function automatically without any driver input by braking or steering a ride. Vehicles with collision warning systems have holes in their dashes, and these holes shouldn’t be covered, since in the other case the systems won’t perform properly. They offer dash covers with already cut-out openings for collision warning system indicators, but if you wish you can make a little hole in your new cover on your own.
No, all dash covers are constructed from porous fabrics that allow sound to transmit freely through the material.
The Velcro provided will not initially adhere to a dashboard that is too hot, dirty, dusty, or has a vinyl protectant or polish applied. Make sure you are working with a cool, clean surface and clean accordingly.
Make sure your dash cover is aligned with the defroster vents for proper centering. Your Dash Designs® cover may need to be tucked further back between the windshield and the front of the dashboard. A putty knife may be helpful pushing from underneath the dash cover.
Create tension on both sides of ripples by pulling on dash cover while installing Velcro® tabs.
Be sure to pre-shape your cover to accieve a good fit. Give your new Dash Designs® cover a few days to conform to your dashboard. The colder the outside temperature, the longer it may take for your dash cover to conform to the contours of your dashboard.
Storage compartments with lids on top of the dash are covered with a flap which allows the lid to be opened... Trays without lids on the dash may or may not be covered.
Dash Designs measure the windshield height on the right hand side of the vehicle to determine the ideal length of your Shade so it can safely be pulled across your dashboard without obstruction.
When the Shade™ is pulled across the windshield; it is pulled around the rear view mirror so that the mirror is between the Shade™ and the windshield. Your visors can then be put in the down position for maximum sun protection.
All Shades are covered by a 2-Year warranty.
This can happen for several reasons but typically when the handle falls out of your grasp. Carefully manipulate the fabric to reshape the pleats and retract The Shade™ back into its casing. The pleats will return to shape. If they are bunched up a lot, you may need to lift The Shade™ off its brackets to reshape the pleats and then replace The ShadeTM back on its brackets.
Shade brackets cannot be re-used. The adhesive is good for only one application. New brackets can be ordered from Dash Designs®. Brackets stick to the windshield using a very aggressive adhesive. If your brackets come off, it is possible that during installation you did not clean your windshield with the alcohol swab, you did not press the brackets into place, or you did not wait 24 hours before using your Shade.
You may be able to reinstall your brackets. Pull the brackets off your Shade. Clean with a rubbing alcohol or other cleaner and then try pressing back on the tape on the windshield. Wait 24 hours and then try using your Shade again. If this does not work, you can order new ones from Dash Designs®.
To remove the brackets from your windshield use a putty knife to carefully pry the brackets off the windshield.