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Removing Center Cupholder Thing

I'm trying to fit in a CB for the truck and there not really any place to put it except where those cupholders are under the radio. Does anyone know hot to remove them?
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under the inserts in the cupholders I believe Don't quote me that there are some screws. Here is what I did. Just make sure you bolt it in good. Those screws that come with the mounts aren't enough.

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i can't find what your talkin about
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dont take it out i did and there is a metal, thing not completely sure what it is but its under there....we believe its somtheing for the 4 wheel drive but it looks bad being able to see it
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inside the cupholder part, take out the little rubber insert parts, under those will be two things that you will need to insert a flathead screwdriver in and twist, the pull it out, under that will be a bracket
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inside the cupholder part, take out the little rubber insert parts, under those will be two things that you will need to insert a flathead screwdriver in and twist, the pull it out, under that will be a bracket
Yep, Ryan learned how to do this yesterday! haha
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probably the easiest part of the day
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yeh i got it. one of the rubber inserts was missing so that through me off i didnt even know that was down there, thought there was only one of screw things

thanks for the help
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dont take it out i did and there is a metal, thing not completely sure what it is but its under there....we believe its somtheing for the 4 wheel drive but it looks bad being able to see it
The metal plate thats under the cupholders is a cover for the hole where the shifter in a manual transmission would be. You could probably pull it out and hit it with black or grey spray paint depending on your carpeting color. I dont think it would look to bad and it would make a very sturdy mount for your CB.
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its not a metal plate its like a box with wires coming off of it
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What cb are you putting in? i see you have a shorty console, some have installed in under the armrest.
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its not a metal plate its like a box with wires coming off of it
oh thats towards the back of the cup holder, the front part is a 8"x8"ish metal cover plate. When I put in my full console I used that plate to run wires through it.
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The metal plat on mine is for the ABS, but mine is 2WD so I am sure it is different in your trucks. Post pics of the new install.
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what car did you get the hvac from and was it a direct plug in?
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what car did you get the hvac from and was it a direct plug in?
1995 Ford Explorer and up
Not a direct swap

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I'm trying to fit in a CB for the truck and there not really any place to put it except where those cupholders are under the radio. Does anyone know hot to remove them?
if u want to sell it......im here

the ones i have suck...theyre attached to the middle seat

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After a while of doin' nothing, just got it installed

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nice S&W knife i have the same one
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i put mine under the driver seat and put the mic holder on my radio besel and called it good
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under the inserts in the cupholders I believe Don't quote me that there are some screws. Here is what I did. Just make sure you bolt it in good. Those screws that come with the mounts aren't enough.

what did you do with the airbag switch?
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