MUD Defender Console


    Made In Yorkshire

    Designed in YorkshireMade in Yorkshire

Console Options: 1983-1998

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The MUD Centre Console solves the problem of where to mount those extra switches and gauges in the Defender dashboard without having to resort to a homemade DIY dashboard.The MUD Defender Console is supplied as a blank moulding to provide the user with the flexibility to create their own unique dash layout that best satisfies their requirements.Each MUD Console comes complete with a steel mounting frame including end-plates, all fixings required and an easy-to-follow fully illustrated step-by-step fitting guide. 

The recesses within the MUD Console will accept the standard sized 52mm auxiliary gauges and our popular Carling Technologies 'Contura II' switches and warning lamps.

Both the upper and lower central recessed mouldings are wide enough to accept up to three 52mm gauges or up to seven of the Carling switches. For a seven switch installation using the Carling interlocking mounts, use two interlocking ends and five interlocking centres.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the MUD Defender Replacement Console is moulded from tough ABS plastic and even sports a textured finish that replicates the OE finish on the Defender dashboard.

The MUD Console will fit both Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive Defenders.The two circular mouldings within the console provide a neat method of relocating the standard rear-wash wipe switch (if fitted) and the 12v cigar lighter/power socket. Our heavy-duty Marine grade 12v and USB sockets will also fit into the recess.The unique design of the MUD Centre Console allows you to mount your DIN sized CD/Tuner head unit into one of two positions within the console and still leave plenty of room for all those ancillaries while at the same time presenting a factory look and a quality finish.

Either mount the stereo in the upper position.Or in the lower position.The sides of the MUD Console are wide enough to accept a 52mm gauge or up to two of the Carling Technologies switches.The MUD Console also provides the ideal spot for mounting a CB radio. The compact Midland 98 unit illustrated below has been mounted into the console using a dedicated Midland DIN mount.

Using a DIN mount you have the choice of whether to install the CB in the upper or the lower location.

Alternatively, the unit is strong enough to hang a standard U-shaped CB mounting bracket off the lower edge of the console.

Commercial operators will also note that the MUD Defender Replacement Console provides the perfect way of mounting the latest generation of DIN sized tachograph in the Defender cabin.

Frequently asked Questions

Will the MUD Console fit my post 2002 Td5 Defender?

No! The console only fits the early Td5 vehicles upto 2002. We do now sell a Double DIN console for the Defender Td5 dashboard please click this link. 

Will the MUD Console fit my Series III?

Yes the console will fit into a Series III, please see the picture below featuring an LHD Series III.Should I fit a Single or Double DIN Multimedia system?

We can now happily recommend both single DIN and double DIN multimedia systems. See below for more information.

Single DIN

We've just added the feature packed JVC Single DIN JVC KD-X561DBT Multimedia system to our audio range. It may only be a single DIN unit but it features DAB+ radio, has a full colour reverse camera screen and is fully comptable with Apple and Android phones. A mechless design means there is plenty of room during installation. Click on the image below for more information.

Double DIN

This state of the art double DIN headunit incorporates all the latest technology including Apple Carplay, Android Auto and a DAB radio. As you can see below the JVC KW-M565DBT fits perfectly into the MUD Console thanks to its mechless design meaning there is plenty of room for an easy install. Click on the image below for more information.In regard to Double DIN headunits supplied by other manufacturers traditionally we have always advised against attempting to fit the double DIN unit into the console because there is not enough room for most double DIN units to fit behind the console without cutting more of your existing dashboard away. However with the advance of 'mechless' headunits i.e. shallow units with no CD players it is now possible to fit the majority of headunits into the MUD Console.

We know that when you shop online you want your order as soon as possible. Choose DHL shipping in the checkout and order before 2pm then you’ll get your stuff the next working day.

On smaller items we also offer a 2nd Class postage service. This normally takes 2-3 working days to show up at your door. If you’re in a rush go for the DHL option for a fully tracked service.

Big Stuff! Unfortunately, our Side Panels, Bulkhead Bars and longer lengths of Cargo Tracking are too big for DHL to handle. We generally use UPS or Fed-Ex but that’s on an ad-hoc basic so you need to order before 12 to get a next day service.

We charge the same rate to any UK address, which includes Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland. We do this because we think its unfair to charge more just because you live remotely, lets be honest if we could, we’d live there too. In exchange please be patient if your parcel takes more than one day to arrive.

European Shipping

We use DHL to ship to all our European customers, this can range from a 1-5 working day service. The good news is most parcels arrive within 3 days of shipping. If you’re lucky enough to live in France, Germany or Belgium you might even get your parcel the next day.

Once you’ve ordered DHL will be in touch by email with tracking details. If you’ve chosen Royal Mail shipping then you should receive your parcel in around 10 working days (note this can be up to 28 working days).

VAT Numbers: If you have a VAT & EORI number please contact us before you check out.


Important information for customers within the European Union

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union there have been changes to import and export practices. Customers within the EU will no longer pay UK Tax. 

When the parcel arrives within your country you may be liable to pay both local VAT, import duty and admin charges. Please do not ask us to estimate the cost of any additional costs once the parcel has the left the UK. These charges are levied locally, they will vary from country to country.

As the buyer you are responsible for paying these charges, which must be paid before your goods are delivered. If you decline to pay the charges then the goods will be returned to us. Goods returned as a result of payment failure will be refunded. Please note we can only refund the cost of your original order. Delivery costs will not be refunded. Refused parcels may also levy re-entry fees into the UK, they will also be deducted from your refund. If you are thinking of rejecting a parcel due to customs charges, we strongly recommend you contact us first before you reject the parcel. 

If you require further information, we recommend contacting your local tax office.

Please Note: If you live in The Alps or somewhere equally beautiful and hard to get to, we might have to use DPD or TNT to deliver. They should be just as quick.

USA & Canada Shipping

American & Canadian customers can expect a 2-3 working day service with DHL, depending on whether your East or West Coast.  DHL will be in touch via email with all the info you need once you’ve placed your order.

Rest of the World Shipping

The good news is we ship to pretty much everywhere (we don’t ship to Russia, sorry!).

The best service to choose is DHL, most parcels are delivered within 4 working days. This service is fully tracked and DHL will email you with all the details as soon as they’ve collected your ‘stuff’

If your parcel is light enough, you’ll be offered Royal Mail shipping in the checkout process. This will be delivered locally by your nearest post office. We’ve found that some countries have better postal systems than others. It can take up to 20 working days for post to arrive, so if you are in a rush please choose DHL in the checkout.

Customs & Duties

All packages imported to your country may be subject to customs, taxes or other fees. You are responsible for all applicable customs, duties, taxes and fees charged by your government.

We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties.

If you’re worried about possible charges please contact your country's customs office prior to purchasing for respective charges and rates on packages coming from outside of your country.

If you decline parcels locally due to customs duty/tax charges then the goods will be returned to ourselves. Note this will incur further charges which we will debit from your refund, this can often be more than the original customs charges so we would advise you not to do this. If you have made a mistake with your order/ cannot pay the import duty charges then please get in contact with us and we will try to work out the best way forward for you.

Note: Please don’t ask us to declare your goods as a gift, or to value your items at less than they are worth. We’d love to be able to help you out, but we don’t want to end up in jail!

Returns & Exchanges

You can return items that you are not happy with within 28 days from purchase. If you’d like to return something or you believe you have a faulty item please contact us via email and we we’ll do our best to resolve the issue with as little fuss as possible.

Once we receive your returned parcel, we will process everything accordingly and keep you updated via email. We aim to refund customers the same day that an item is returned. If you originally paid by PayPal then you should receive the refund instantly. However, if you paid by sage pay using a credit or debit card it can sometimes take a few days for refunds to be credited.

If you believe you have received something in error or a part is missing from your delivery please contact us immediately. Packing errors can only be rectified if we have been informed of the error within 28 days of the parcel being received.

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