REPLACEMENT DASH TOP ('98-'02, 2500/3500 & '98-'01, 1500)

Item #: DRD8-2-KIT
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Get our aftermarket full replacement dash top for your 2nd Gen '98-'02 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 or '98-'01 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and help make the interior of your truck look new again. This is a full replacement dash top and not a cover. It is made in the USA with ABS plastic that is designed to help keep the sun from making the dash crack like the OEM dash. The dash top is only available in black.

We recommend that the dash be painted to match and to add one more layer of UV protection and cut down on its reflection in the windshield. Left unpainted, the replacement dash is quite reflective and will typically cause a glare on the inside of the windshield on a sunny day.

We will also include a copy of issue 82 of the TDR with an article on replacing the dash in a '98-'02 Dodge Ram 2500/3500.

  • Made from heavy duty ABS plastic.
  • Reinforced mounting holes.
  • More durable than the original OEM part.
  • Molded in black so it can be painted to match interior
  • Made in the USA.

To install the replacement dashboard you will have to remove the front dash so you can slide the dashtop forward. Some minor trimming and modifications will be required to make it fit.

Because all the holes for mounting the dash are cut on a 5 axis CNC machine, we have found that if the holes that locate the airbag tabs are off, then all of the holes across the front of the dash will be off. The part of our dash description that states, "some minor trimming might be required" pertains to some potential tweaking of the cut outs to get the tabs to fully seat. We recommend using a rat tail file after inspecting with a small mirror to determine which of the air bag tabs are not wanting to seat properly. You can also go in and finesse the louvers that are cut into the plastic at an angle to get them looking more finished. The OEM louvers typically crack if you try to remove them from an OEM dash, so we chose to have the louvers cut at an angle to direct the air to the side windows. Take the rubber from around the a pillars off the original dash and adhere them to the new dash so that you get a clean finished look around the a pillar.

NOTE: This dash fits all Sport and Non-Sport model trucks.

NOTE: We recommend replacing the old heater core and A/C evaporator at the same time as dash replacement.

NOTE: A flat $50.00 shipping fee applies to the continental U.S. deliveries. Actual shipping will be applied for all other areas within the U.S. We cannot ship this part to U.S. Territories or Internationally due to the high cost to ship.

NOTE: This is a dash top only. You will receive what is pictured.


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Looks Great!
Aug 30, 2016  |  By Zach
Bought this to replace my busted dash. You have to paint to match if you are worried about it. I left it black. I don't mind the two tone as most cars have a two toned dash anyways. Installation wasn't awful just time consuming. It was easier having an extra pair of hands though! Overall I love my new dash even though I've got to replace the bezel and cup holders still.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Dash
Oct 31, 2016  |  By Keith
As with any aftermarket parts there were some difficulties. The 5 screws along the windshield were not at the correct angle going through the dash. they need to be at a lesser angle which caused the screw head to rest on the dash making it very difficult to get a socket on it. With a little coaxing it worked. All the other holes lined up. Overall a good product.

Good product
Nov 26, 2016  |  By Austin
Needed to do my heater core, dash on my 99 24 valve was falling apart. Perfect fitup. Left it black and rest of interior is tan. Doesnt look bad at all. There is a slight glossy finish on the dash so it gives a small glare but for a solid dash and working heater i can deal with it.

Full dash replacement
Nov 26, 2016  |  By Blake
This product was a tad bit misleading, it stated that it was a full replacement dash. But you had to reuse the old dash mounts and like most 2nd gen dashes they are just as brittle as the busted dash. So I was able to replace the dash but could not reuse a few of the mounts that hold the dash down due to them being broken. Overall the product was nice and fit fairly well just a little bit of trimming. But it needs a more clear description of what the product is. It is not a full replacement dash but a replace dash that mounts to factory dash mounts that most likely are broken also.
Owner Response:Thank you for taking the time to share your installation with us. We list it as a replacement dash because many customers call and ask if it is an overlay that goes over the existing broken dash. The broken components that you are referring to is the dash frame, and I am not aware of anyone that sells an aftermarket replacement but some dealers do still have them available. I will get the wording changed to a replacement dash top to help clarify the description.

Dash Replacement
Dec 5, 2016  |  By Cody
Fit was nice. Replaced 01 Dodge Ram 1500 without an issue.

Dec 5, 2016  |  By Marvin Wade
It was just what I had ordered, at a good price.

Dec 23, 2016  |  By Teresa Gootee
Came quickly. Nice service

Dash top replacement
Dec 25, 2016  |  By Bill Grafton
Good fit

98 Dodge dash
Dec 26, 2016  |  By Jayson
Fits like a glove and looks awesome.

Replacement dash
Dec 30, 2016  |  By Jared Rectenbaugh
Dash was easy to install!

Jan 13, 2017  |  By Izaack Best
Dash is much more of a project than I figured it would be. Might add that dash is shipped unfinished, no color. Painted mine black. Looks good though!

Dash Cover Replacement
Jan 18, 2017  |  By Daniel J Balduf
Good fit and finish, looks like new. Disappointed that it's basically the same exact harder, brittle plastic as stock that is so problematic. Harder and more brittle than comparable trucks and suvs of the same vintage from different manufacturers.
Owner Response:Thank you for the feedback. Our dashes are made out of ABS plastic with a UV coating, and even though it is hard plastic, you should not have cracking issues like the OEM dash.

I am very happy with my purchase
Jan 21, 2017  |  By Bj liddle
Quick delivery, nice product

Dash pad
Jan 25, 2017  |  By Alfred Norris
Very nice. Fit well.

Jan 28, 2017  |  By eldon swilley
great service

Jan 28, 2017  |  By Terry
Product as described, fast shipping. Great fit.

Overall very happy
Feb 1, 2017  |  By Tyler Phelps
Dash arrived in like 3 days vs waiting for over a month for one from vendor. Fitment could've been slightly better, namely the bolt holes up by the windshield and the area around the air bag. Overall good product

Ram 1500 Dash
Feb 2, 2017  |  By Curtis
The dash was very good quality material and fit perfectly. The process of ordering and delivery was very smooth.

good bye potatoe chips
Feb 5, 2017  |  By Jeff
Nice fit, easy install. Instructions need update to reflect new dash doesn't use screws at defrost outlets, less disassemble required!

Feb 6, 2017  |  By kelton gunter
Everything exactly as advertised. The fit was exact the material seems very durable

replacment dash
Feb 21, 2017  |  By don
it fit just fine, was easier than I thought it would be

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Dash
Feb 28, 2017  |  By Charlie Bowles
Dash fit great. There was some growing pains but the techs at Geno's were spot on with the issue and the dash looks great!

replacement dash top
Mar 4, 2017  |  By Bert
Installation was easy and without problems. All the holes lined up fairly easily for the screws. Only needed the smallest amount of trimming the dash top to get the glove box to close. A very nice fit for a replacement dash.

New dash top 98 Dodge Ram
Mar 10, 2017  |  By Willard Smith
I had ordered this product three times and yours was the only one that fit

great dash
Mar 11, 2017  |  By darren manick
this dash was easy to install. The installation instructions says to remove the windshield and use lifting straps to lower the lower dash and heater core, completely don't need to do that. just undo all the screws, break or cut apart the old one, and install the new one.

Replacement dash
Mar 15, 2017  |  By Barry coons
Fits great looks great just too shiny and too much glare

2001 Dodge Ram Dash Pad
Mar 21, 2017  |  By Chris
Overall good product, was able to install with little trouble, very little trimming required. May want to think when installing, that you will disturb other components that are prone to breaking when disturbed during removal and installation, get those part on order at the same time. No glue or adhesive is provided should you reuse or install OEM side window vents. This definetly reduces the amount of screws you have to reinstall so take note, you will have leftover screws.

2000 dodge ram dashboard
Mar 22, 2017  |  By Omar
Very nice item i like it a lot thank you genosgarage

Dash board
Mar 22, 2017  |  By Andrzej Motyka
It's a great product I am very happy with it my truck looks like new now

Mar 27, 2017  |  By James Owens
Dash fits great! Some have said they needed to do some trimming, but it fit perfect. My only issue is it's too shiny causing a glare on the windshield when the sun is out. Its a good dash otherwise.

2001 dodge ram dashboard
Mar 28, 2017  |  By Matthew Pennington
Seems like a good fit and looks okay except for the vents for the windows. Looks like someone took a drill and just drilled the holes out for them. But other than that looks good

Apr 18, 2017  |  By Ken
I was mostly satisfied, but the fit was not as good as the original. Getting the gauge face to fit the new dash is not perfect. Also the passenger side airbag did not fit as well as the original.

Excellent Replacement Dashtop
Apr 28, 2017  |  By Garrott Nalle
Very impressed with the quality of this dash replacement. It feels much more substantial than the stock dash and should be much les prone to cracking. The dash looks great after using the mopar trim paint and covering it with the ultimat.

Replacement Dash
May 10, 2017  |  By Haden
Fit well and looks great with no imperfections

Great part overall
May 15, 2017  |  By Jesse radliff
It looks great and fits great. I only wish the defrost tubes by the door windows connected to it somehow like the stock one did

Ram 1500 Dash
May 24, 2017  |  By Scott
After looking extensively for a replacement for the common crumbling Ram 1500 dash I found Geno's Garage. Best price, received in 3 days, PERFECTLY MADE - no trimming whatsoever. Awesome instructions. This is how business should be done. The results are incredible! S. Carawan

Dash Replacement
May 26, 2017  |  By Doyle L Randall
Went in easy. Dash looks like new. Great price!

May 31, 2017  |  By Lisa Marteney
Arrived quickly, great quality, friendly customer service!

98-02 Dodge Ram dashboard
Jun 21, 2017  |  By Albert Russenberger
Great fit very little trimming

dodge 1500 dash replacement
Jul 9, 2017  |  By oscar serrano
the product was delivered promptly and in good condition. the installation was time consuming to do it right. the product quality is very good. thankssss

2nd gen Dash
Jul 23, 2017  |  By joe
Dash fit with no trimming on a 2001 dodge sport

Replacement Dash
Aug 2, 2017  |  By Kenny McMillin
Perfect fit . No trimming.

Sep 6, 2017  |  By Mike Ayres
The product came in a timely manner and was packaged very well. It fit very well with minimal adjusting.

As advertised!
Sep 25, 2017  |  By Ron U.
Dash top replacement fit perfectly, very easy to install. I recommend some flat black paint to cut the glare.

Shiny dash
Oct 5, 2017  |  By Martin
The dash seams really sturdy and made of good quality abs plastic but the side vents look very cheap and not much detail was put into it. The shine left from bare plastic is a little much but overall I'm happy with the product

Great product
Oct 5, 2017  |  By Timothy Fuhrmann
The quality of the replacement dash is top notch. The instructions recommend a pretty in depth tear down including windshield removal, but you can easily get it in without going that far. Very minor trim fit up issues that can easily be remedied with an exacto knife.

Oct 17, 2017  |  By Keith Townsend
Excellent replacement dash matched perfectly

Nov 7, 2017  |  By Chris lofton
Excellent customer service great products great shipping times

2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Replacement Dash
Dec 28, 2017  |  By Tammie McBride
I ordered this for my son. We received this item and are extremely satisfied with its fit and with the great customer service we received. The instructions were spot on and we had no issue with its install. Will look to Geno's for any future needs!!

new dash
May 23, 2018  |  By stanley souza jr
not many places ships to hawaii much aloha

2nd Gen Dash replacement
Jan 5, 2019  |  By Eddie Alfano
I finally got one of these the fit and finish was outstanding I painted mine camel tan it took the paint with no issues it did need some slight trimming here and there but not much! even more impressive is the service you get from Genos Garage! the people are phenomenal! good ole fashion great service! and sincere. I do recommend replacing the four snap in nuts! I will always come here first.

Well worth the money
May 24, 2021  |  By James
After many months of saving and buying parts I replied my dash, heater core & A/C core. I was very happy with the quality of the new piece, fits great, looks good. One of the best things to make your old truck look great again.

Couldn't be happier
Jun 9, 2021  |  By Jacob LaMunyon
Ordered a replacement dash for my truck on Monday, and got it today, (Friday) got it painted and installed, couldn't be happier. It gave some much needed life to the interior of my 2nd gen ram. Huge thanks to yalls staff there at Geno's. P.s. I love the sticker!!

Fitment issues
Sep 1, 2022  |  By Connor
Gaps in around air bag passenger side. Clips would not line up and go into place airbad sticks out from the dash now. No ammount of trimming would fix the issue. Gaps in the black bezel around the gauge cluster. Very difficult to get the clips to snap into place. Cracked black bezel whilst trying to get to clip to the new dash top.
Owner Response:Thank you for your review. We have found these same issues using OEM dashes on some trucks. Some go together easily, and others not so much. If the air bag assembly is firmly bolted down it makes this more difficult. Leaving the air bag assembly loose allows the plastic cover more movement to line up with the dash. You can also come in from behind and above the air bag assembly with a long extension to support the back of the dash. This keeps the dash from flexing allowing the plastic clips of the air bag plastic cover to pop into the dash more easily. The instrument cluster bezel can tricky, especially if some of the metal clips have been bent. A small pick used to move the metal clips of the bezel into the proper position as you gently work your way around the bezel greatly helps line everything up.

2nd Gen Dash Replacement
Jul 5, 2023  |  By Brad Benefiel
The process was a little time consuming. It was like a lot of things in life...ya ain't very good at it the first time ya do it. One thing I would do differently would be to use the old dash as a template to see what needs to be removed. I would go as far as to test fit the bezel and the air bag into the new dash before placing the new dash in the truck. I'm very pleased with the finished look of the dashboard. I cleaned some things that hadn't been cleaned for 22 years. My interior looks fantastic and I don't have pieces of the dash hitting my boots when I hit a bump in the road.

Missing lots of mounting holes
Oct 27, 2023  |  By Donnie Hall
The part looks like the old dash until you turn it over and see that all the mounts for the vents are missing and after an hour of working on it with a Dremel tool so that I could get clearance for the air bag switch and other miscellaneous mounting screws I got it to fit. If I was not in a bind needing to get it installed to get the truck back on the road, I would have sent it back. Geno's customer service was spot on helping me track it down after shipping it but I would not purchase this product again.
Owner Response:Thank you for your review. Selling this dash for over 7 years, we know that not every truck is the same, and all too often the dash frame is cracked causing some mounting points to not line up properly. This is why we suggest having a file on hand to make minor adjustments allowing our dash and the dash frame to mesh together properly. We also know that not using the defrost plenum mounting screws that face towards the rear of the truck is not an issue. The defrost plenum is mounted to the metal brackets that are used when the dash is mounted to the firewall. The drivers and passenger window defrost mounting is double sided tape, but when the dash is mounted to the dash frame, everything lines up and allows the air to exit the louvers cut into the plastic at an angle to direct the air to the windows. Once the dash is installed, all of the defrost ducting is sandwiched between the dash top and the dash frame keeping them from moving around or vibrating. Our goal when developing this replacement dashtop was to offer the easiest installation at the lowest price we could.

Install and Tech Information

Download Dash Installation Instructions.pdf (4.2mb)

Read about how to install the replacement dash online at our blog.