instrument panel

Also called instrument board. a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of a machine or device, as an airplane.
Automotive. dashboard ( def 1 ).

1930–35 Unabridged
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instrument panel or instrument board
1.  See also dashboard a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a car
2.  an array of instruments, gauges, etc, mounted to display the condition or performance of a machine or process
instrument board or instrument board

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Inside: a new instrument panel and revised gauges, new center stack with
  improved climate control operation.
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