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Icon14 the fix for the ever problemed center console cracking

here are the instructions i used and not much to add but a couple of hick ups lol



part# arm100 from rockauto.com



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removed the old pin and trash the old composite unit

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one of two issues i did have was the bolts where not long enough to reach the nylon threads but a easy fix with some 1/2 inch longer bolts i had laying around

2nd issue was the back needed a few light taps with a hammer to form up to the armrest again no big deal

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a couple of screws and installed

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unit is as solid and tight as can be and only took a 1/2 hour to do

thanks to Fx4wannabe01 and dadstruck off rps for helping me find this thing

one more note is i ordered this thing Friday and was waiting for me on Monday cant argue fast shipping
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Nice, I need one!

So the original back piece of the armrest doesn't fit back on?
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Nice, I need one!

So the original back piece of the armrest doesn't fit back on?

nope it becomes as useful as a tornado intake lol
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Thanks alot!! I'll be getting one soon FOR SURE. Best unknown interior replacement piece since like the beginning of time!
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How much was it?

Mine has been craked since I bought it.
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Thanks alot!! I'll be getting one soon FOR SURE. Best unknown interior replacement piece since like the beginning of time!
now thats the truth lol


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How much was it?

Mine has been craked since I bought it.
cost was 52 bucks to the door ..... a little hefty but well worth it
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so ordering that after christmas!
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Are you able to use the factory black screws to secure the pad to the metal? Or...? If not, I'll just paint the screw heads black with some model paint. lol.


Really appreciate the good pics. I've had my two armrests here taken apart comparing to pics and such figuring out exactly how this replacement is. Before these pics, I was a little skeptical because it looked like the padded lid is what actually contacts that raised base thing(right where the cracks start). But now, I see it's about an inch of metal that overlaps the plastic raised base thing. lol. I think I may miss having my flashlight mount under it being countersunk, but no biggie. Again, thank you. And this thread is stuck!
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i see model paint and a drill bit for the flashlight mount in your future

dame i should pick lottery numbers tomorrow lol

the factory screws did not work as well as ones provided but i wont see them unless i swing it up
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This is great!! cant wait till mine gets here. Good find!!
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put mine in today. huge difference, and really easy. Should have been that way from the factory. 2004 Ranger Edge.
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I may need to do this myself..thanks!
Mine squeeks from here to next week..its ridiculous!
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put mine in today. huge difference, and really easy. Should have been that way from the factory. 2004 Ranger Edge.
well worth the money thats for sure and great shipping too though they screwed up and sent me two and only billed me for one lol..i sent it back though

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I may need to do this myself..thanks!
Mine squeeks from here to next week..its ridiculous!
that squeak will only be a memory after the new one
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Do I hear a group buy starting up… , maybe a discount ?
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little late now lol

pretty much every one all ready fixed them
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thats pretty sweet. will fo that when mine snaps off
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I bought one a few weeks ago. It's pretty sweet.
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I just broke down and read the post, decided I should get one, since I will be getting the console shortly and thought there has to be others in my spot so I posted.

I wonder how many there are that still need this mod to the console ?
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I need to fix mine. The arm rest is all lumpy because it's broken on the inside.
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got mine today =]
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I wish I would have seen this when I bought my $100 arm rest from Ford.
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I wonder how many there are that still need this mod to the console ?
we are trimming down the list lol so far three other forums have picked up the repair as well


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I wish I would have seen this when I bought my $100 arm rest from Ford.
the sad thing is the new unit will probably do the same thing
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So there is two of us.

How about this, anyone that really wants to but this Cntr Console upgrade let me know.
E-Mail: [email protected]
I will make a list and once we get 5 or so, maybe 10 I will contact RackAuto and see what they will do.

Any takers ?
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Gonna have to get my Grandma one for her 99 Exploder. Armrest has been gone for years. Never put another one in because it would just end up breaking too.
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I have a bench center console and I have the same problem
is there any easy fixes for the 06?? if not should I just try to get one from the junk yard?
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