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Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:38 pm 
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am thinkin or upgrading my center console in my EB to add cupholders,was wondering if anyone has attempted fitting a AU one or even researched it, i did think of putting a EF but the EF/EL cupholders suck a** and will only do it i must

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Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:56 pm 
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am thinkin or upgrading my center console in my EB to add cupholders,was wondering if anyone has attempted fitting a AU one or even researched it, i did think of putting a EF but the EF/EL cupholders suck a** and will only do it i must

any help would be nice


It is doable if the search function was accurate I would quickly post some posts up relating to it. I have seen it done in an XF and few Boxcars. In the end it sits there without no drama but the vent tubes need to be played around with (the tubes that go to the rear vents)

 

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Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:08 pm 
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I must admit I would love to see a ba center console, as they have have the cool hidey flap over the cupholders.
I was toying with the idea of modifying an ef one but couldn't fit it, due to window switches.

the other thought is have you checked out mounting them in your dash, there was a thread where someone fitted one of the slide out units like in various jap makes, they work pretty well.

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:23 am 
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I must admit I would love to see a ba center console, as they have have the cool hidey flap over the cupholders.
I was toying with the idea of modifying an ef one but couldn't fit it, due to window switches.

the other thought is have you checked out mounting them in your dash, there was a thread where someone fitted one of the slide out units like in various jap makes, they work pretty well.


yeah we had some in my missus old liberty talk about pain in the a** kept gettin in the way, and figured fitting AU console gave it more factory look

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:12 pm 
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Fitting an AU console is pretty straight forward and the easiest with minimal modification

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:36 pm 
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Hey those EL seats look like the ticket, much work to get them in?

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:58 pm 
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NZEA: I wrote a breif description on how i did it in the following post(below), if you need any help or have questions PM me so not to sabotage this post.

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Fitting an AU console is pretty straight forward and the easiest with minimal modification


did you do a write up? what mods need to be done to fit?

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:15 pm 
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No write up is neccessary as it is pretty much a straight forward swap. The only mods you have to do to the AU console is: Modify the AU console air duct to fit the output duct that comes out from under your dash as it is smaller than the AU one and You will notice when you take out the EB console there is two screws inside the console which secures it to a braket on the floor so you will have to Drill holes in AU console to line up with that floor bracket (which is on the floor between the 2 front seats). Make sure you do your duct mod first and then drill your holes in the AU console for the mounting bracket. Hope that helps

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:04 pm 
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that AU console, is that out of a standard or hi series,

do you have power windows?

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 4:20 pm 
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They moved window switches to the doors in au on.

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:59 pm 
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AU consoles never had power window switches they placed them on the drivers door arm rest. I am currently putting power windows in my car and mounting power window switches on the side of the console, just underneath the arm rest. I am using the same switches as are on the EF/EL rear doors, there is enough room to place 2 on either side (see pic) which will allow me to open and close all windows, i wont be putting the lock switch as i dont think there is need for it.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:02 pm 
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let me know how you go with all the wiring,

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing center console
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:44 pm 
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Not a problem if you want to do the mod i can write up a doco with pics if your interested.

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:50 pm 
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deff doin the mode once i can chase down a console from either a wrecker or someone in my area

 

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