Nic's Centre console swap

Peatey

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cheers @Ed Webb i thought yours was but just wanted to make sure,
I've thrown the wife a curved ball with holiday plans to buy me some time so i need to get it ordered !
 

T6180

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So today I finally had the time to fit my centre console and lower dash trims.....I know I have to purchase some additional screws and speed clips, however I can't seem to get the bottle cooler section to clip in....is this what I need the speed clips for or am I missing something here....

BTW the this thread was excellent to follow and made the whole process a lot easier.
 

Pauly

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Have you trimmed the floor/tunnel to allow the base to sit fully down ?
If you are referring to fitting the bottle cooler into the centre console trim then it’s just a bit of a bitch in general, even when factory fitted you need to give the rear of the bottle cooler a good shove backwards and push the locking clips out as you press back they never seem to engage on there own
 

T6180

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Have you trimmed the floor/tunnel to allow the base to sit fully down ?
If you are referring to fitting the bottle cooler into the centre console trim then it’s just a bit of a bitch in general, even when factory fitted you need to give the rear of the bottle cooler a good shove backwards and push the locking clips out as you press back they never seem to engage on there own
Hi @Pauly yeah I trimmed it down maybe a bit to much just to be on the safe side, it seems the bottle cooler wants to pop back out and I can't seem to get it to clip in. I'm a manual if that makes any difference as the gear cables seem very close.
 

T6180

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Hi @Pauly yeah I trimmed it down maybe a bit to much just to be on the safe side, it seems the bottle cooler wants to pop back out and I can't seem to get it to clip in. I'm a manual if that makes any difference as the gear cables seem very close.
@Pauly I've done it!....I followed your instructions and gave it a good shove and it appears to of clipped in ok...………..well it's not fallen out again.....Thank you:thumbsup:
 

Evgenij Webster

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I found this to be the only part I couldn’t understand and therefore could not fit bottle cooler/holder.

Also the compartment next to the gear lever, seem to be missing a rubber lining and some form of a blanking plate or perhaps a light fitting??? Can some one please post part numbers for these two please. (Refer to 2nd photo)
 

BiTurbo

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View attachment 23947 View attachment 23948 Did I cut the wrong part of plastic?
I found this to be the only part I couldn’t understand and therefore could not fit bottle cooler/holder.

Also the compartment next to the gear lever, seem to be missing a rubber lining and some form of a blanking plate or perhaps a light fitting??? Can some one please post part numbers for these two please. (Refer to 2nd photo)
Yes you did cut the wrong part. You need to remove the trim from under the carpet and trim that down....
 

Ed Webb

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Yes you did cut the wrong part. You need to remove the trim from under the carpet and trim that down....
@Evgenij Webster you're after the thick plastic trim. Probably need something like a dremel. You're work isn't wanted I found trimming a small amount of the flooring made it easier to fit.
You'll want to remove about 3 inches from the thick plastic. Best off pulling the flexible flooring away and offering the bottle cooler up and seeing what you need. You can always remove more...
 

T6180

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View attachment 23947 View attachment 23948 Did I cut the wrong part of plastic?
I found this to be the only part I couldn’t understand and therefore could not fit bottle cooler/holder.

Also the compartment next to the gear lever, seem to be missing a rubber lining and some form of a blanking plate or perhaps a light fitting??? Can some one please post part numbers for these two please. (Refer to 2nd photo)
@Pauly do you happen to know the part number for the rubber mat for the centre console?
 

Lowlec

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Fitted my centre console today after reading @ZipcodeUK cracking write up,with good results for the floor finish.so here is an insight to aid others attempting the conversion!.......
I cut the plastic support while in situ,with a Stanley knife and an hacksaw blade as a flexible guide,once scored you can then snap the trimmed plastic off.I cut 20mm off the centre right down to 120mm in the far lower left.I then fitted the console into place,and marked any excess rubber/plastic on the inside of the console with a permanent marker pen and trimmed to suit.I put some foam under the rubber mat by the fuse box to bolster the existing floor as it was sagging a little.hope this helps......
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CALLAKN

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Complete centre console is £350
Cooling pipe/outlet is £30 if required then theres a rubber tray insert for drawer and blank cover for additional USB socket if desired for a few quid
Postage is £15
if only they were still £350 new!
 

Pauly

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yeah they have gone up a bit, reckon you could add £50 to that price now !
 

Jason Tapp

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Evening chaps, after some advice please.

Fitted mine today thanks to Pauly for supplying the parts, and this guide top class.

It’s the bottle holder causing me trouble. Trimmed the plastic tunnel part and then as the fit wasn’t still too good, trimmed some of the rubber flooring. The bottle holder clips in, mine even engage by themselves, but the holder seems to need to go back a couple of more millimetre to make the fit perfect. Opens ok, but its still to close, quite a push needed as a bit of resistance, but it does clip closed. I just can see what is preventing it from being perfect. I don’t think the plastic tunnel needs anymore trimming as seem to have already done a bit too much. The gear lever cable, being a manual is directly underneath but these, as I have two cables here just won’t move no play on them at all. Even using a trim tool and torch just can’t see underneath with the holder closes.

Thoughts most welcome.

regards jay
 
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