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Center Console Mod Questions

I have a few questions that I was unable to find answers to using the search feature.

I suppose I should start by telling you what kind of Ranger I drive. It is a 1996 XLT 4.0L V6 2wd.

My first question...Is it possible for me to put a center console from an explorer in my truck? I would like to do the bucket seat mod and then install an explorer console inbetween the two bucket seats. I know that the center console mod can be done to rangers, I'm just not sure if having a 2wd makes any difference. Any ideas? The following picture shows my current center console, even though it is difficult to tell.



Second, I do not have a passenger-side airbag and instead of having switch to turn a passenger airbag on/off I have a cigarette lighter-type electrical outlet(I can't think of the technical name for it at the moment). Would it be possible for me to rewire and install this somewhere in the center console? Picture below.



Thanks in advance for any help! If more pictures are needed, please let me know.
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yes you can just make sure you get all the mounting brackets. and try to get one from a pre 97 itll match you interior better.
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I have a few questions that I was unable to find answers to using the search feature.

I suppose I should start by telling you what kind of Ranger I drive. It is a 1996 XLT 4.0L V6 2wd.

My first question...Is it possible for me to put a center console from an explorer in my truck? I would like to do the bucket seat mod and then install an explorer console inbetween the two bucket seats. I know that the center console mod can be done to rangers, I'm just not sure if having a 2wd makes any difference. Any ideas? The following picture shows my current center console, even though it is difficult to tell.



Second, I do not have a passenger-side airbag and instead of having switch to turn a passenger airbag on/off I have a cigarette lighter-type electrical outlet(I can't think of the technical name for it at the moment). Would it be possible for me to rewire and install this somewhere in the center console? Picture below.



Thanks in advance for any help! If more pictures are needed, please let me know.
The center console should fit right in your truck, it doesn't matter if you're 2wd or 4wd. As for the spare cigarette lighter the new explorer console should have a cigarette lighter plug in the pass. side of it. So all you'll have to do is run the wiring over to it and you'll be good to go.
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Thanks for the help! Now I just need to find myself a decent looking center console. Any ideas on where I could look aside from craigslist/amazon/ebay/junkyard?
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Junkyard hands down... can usually find them for less than $50 around here...
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are you wanting a short or full length console? My shorty Explorer console does not have a lighter plug
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are you wanting a short or full length console? My shorty Explorer console does not have a lighter plug
I want a full length console. I am willing to get one that doesn't have the lighter plug and then rig it to fit the lighter plug I currently have.
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i believe most the the full consoles have a plug in the right side, i know mine does
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Yeah I'm pretty sure all expo full consoles have that plug.
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i believe most the the full consoles have a plug in the right side, i know mine does
Is that an explorer radio bezel? or did you happen to find a silver 2wd Ranger bezel?
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Is that an explorer radio bezel? or did you happen to find a silver 2wd Ranger bezel?
lol thats how i bought the truck
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Is that an explorer radio bezel? or did you happen to find a silver 2wd Ranger bezel?
alot of the newer rangers have the silver bezels
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awesome thats the first full length console Ive seen with a stickshift
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