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 Post subject: DIY quick easy fix for ef/el cupholders
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:59 pm 
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hey all new to the site and would like to share my quick easy way of fixing those sh***y ef/el cupholders where the arms are loose as a goose and are pritty useless
after playing around with my one at home i come up with this ...

all u need is 2*28mm chipboard screws and 18-20mm thick weatherstripping or foam bout 2 inches of it should b plenty

step 1: First thing first unscrew the 2 screws holding the cupholders in at the top of the console, then unplug ur elecrtic window switches( if u have electric windows).

step 2: Next remove the 2 screws that hold the black piece onto the cupholders located underneath the cupholders. ( refer to pictures below if need be).

Once the screws are loosened the black plastic should b faily loose.

Step 3: Next put the foam or weather stripping at the back of the cupholder.( refer to pictures below if need be) ,once foam is inserted the arms should b tighter and should stay up ( note the arms on the cupholders should be just tight enough for them to stay up but also go back down) if they are then u have done it correctly now all u gotta do is screw the black piece back down

step 4: Grab ur 2 28mm screws and replace them with the original screws that you took out.
step 5: reconnect ur power window switches ( if u have power windows ) clip the front in first and then screw the two screws up at the top of the console and your done !

 

 

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File comment: diagram one remove these screws (step 2 ) and replace with 28 mm screws ( step 4)
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File comment: diagram two carefully lift the back up and slide ur foam underneath (step 3)
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 Post subject: Re: DIY quick easy fix for ef/el cupholders
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:06 pm 
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sweet as. i think you might have a tech doc on your first post there mate. welcome to the site!

 

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 Post subject: Re: DIY quick easy fix for ef/el cupholders
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:08 pm 
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fiftyone wrote:
sweet as. i think you might have a tech doc on your first post there mate. welcome to the site!


thanks man just hopes it helps alot of use out as know how annoying the darn things can be
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 Post subject: Re: DIY quick easy fix for ef/el cupholders
Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:02 am 
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Well done on the writeup. Here's a few more ideas:
ford-interior-f14/loose-cup-holder-suggestions-t24071.html

 

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