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Center Console Install Quesitons

I am gettin ready to purchase me a center console..

what years am i gunna shot for from the explorer

and what all needs to be done to install this mo..like knowing ford this thing isnt just gunna bolt up...what is there to do to make this puppy fit..
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mine is from an 01....and actually...believe it or not, it bolted right up for me. I took out the cupholders, cut my seat, etc (got everything ready) and it slipped in. There are two rivets that go into 2 holes in the dash. It works out very nicely. I took measurements for drilling from there and then I just pre-drilled my holes for the screws and screwed her in. She holds perfect...if i can get some pics I will.

I would try to get a 01-02 (i think it is) the cupholders IIRC changed around and I like the ones that I have...

heres mine anyway



i can get a pic of the rivets if you want..it will take like 5 mins
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yea if you dont mind..them rivets..got me kinda messed up in the head i cant picture what your talkin bout..haha

yea im dieing for one..i just gotta get off my behind and go junkyard diving..
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yea if you dont mind..them rivets..got me kinda messed up in the head i cant picture what your talkin bout..haha

yea im dieing for one..i just gotta get off my behind and go junkyard diving..
yea, it took a lot for me to get the right one...i'm stepping outside to take the pics in 5 seconds...i'll post em in 5 mins

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thanks man

i was doing some seachin over on GE and found this..so im kinda answerng my own question


http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3333
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just so ya get the big picture



it's the rivets..not the bolts, i stole the bolts from that computer looking thingy right under the console...i hope that wasn't bad they fit perfect with a little finesse

again, it's the ones on the outer edges (in this pic, the one on the right)













if you have any other questions, let me know. It fits perfect and it's a perfect template to drill holes and such. I was trying to get the console to come out...but i locktited the bolts...sorry man!
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nice mag light lol

yea i gotcha now..thanks man..i got it now..well junkyards here i come..i gotta find me a black and gray one..to match the inside plus my OHC..thanks once again man
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My console is from a '98 or a '99. The front of mine went in the same as Rickey's, I used screws instead of rivets. I also couldn't figure out how to mount the back part of the console so I went to Home Depot and bout some metal angles(I think they are supposed for wood), but I attached those to the bottom of the console and the side of the hump, so I have a couple of screw going throught the floor.

Did you look on eBay for a console? Thats where I got mine.
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yea i looked not many came up..

what you be typin in for the best results?
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Explorer Center Console or Explorer Console You know what is needs to look like so you won't get the wrong one. I think the years are from '98-'01.
Also I forgot to mention I where I mountd my airbag on/off switch, See picture below:
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hey man, no problem...anything i can do to help!!! B/c one day I might need it! like the maglight...it's been used before, it's pretty handy



i just tucked my airbag switch under the last peice of the console...it's there if i ever need it triggers is better though, i shoulda done it like that!
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yea i read on another thread bout zip tying that down..

thanks fellas im gunna search away and hopefully find one..

thanks again
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I just looked on eBay and didnt see any grey consoles. I was going to put my airbag switch on the side where there is a cig. lighter but the wire is about 1" to short. I zip tied it to something under the dash so if I ever need to acess it I can
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I have a console install writeup on my cardomain site. It may come in handy.
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