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Old 01-12-2010, 04:43 PM
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Default How To: Explorer Center Console

How To: Explorer Center Console

Tools needed.

Explorer console
Drill
T55 troxes head
Hammer
Self tapping screws
Time.

Start out by getting the old console and seats out.


Remove the airbag and ash tray.

Grab the small front bracket for the explorer console. I folded the bottom to the top for it to fit.

Bolt it to the bar that the air bag and ash tray were. The red circles are where the studs of the bracket go.


Next get the big bracket and lay it on the floor to see where you need to drill at.


As you can see I didnt drill in the right place the first time. lol

Next drill two holes for the front bracket and use self taping screws to bolt it down.


Take the shell of the console and lay it on the large bracket.


Now grab the rear temp controll and mount that to the shell.



In red is where the bolts go.

Grab the black plastic that goes inside the arm rest, Not the cd holder one. Bolt this down circled in red.

Screw the 6 screws on the top of the sides of the cubble holder.


Next screw the last two bolts in the the back trim, and ac controlls.


Take the cd holder and put it in the cubby and bolt down the 4 screws.


Mount the arm rest with two screws.

their the bottom two of the pic ^^

Bolt the two screws for the font down.


last step put the cup holders and the top cubby in and enjoy all the work youve done.:biggthump

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:17 PM
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Wow preety swwweeet looking. wonder what year that truck is?
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:44 AM
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Wow preety swwweeet looking. wonder what year that truck is?
It's a 2001-2003

this instructions will be the same for rangers 98+ older years will be pretty sinilar except for the front mounting will differ
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for the clarification STL
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:29 PM
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i also found it is alot easier if you get self taping screws for the rear of the mount also
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:40 AM
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Wow, I really want to do this with my 95...

Unfortunately, mines a manual transmission, so I don't see how that will work. I'm sure its do-able, but more tedious
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

random question, do you simply tuck the airbag key control behind the console or is there a different spot to mount it?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:42 PM
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Ya generally just tuck it back up under the dash
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

I just did this pinched a wire and almost burnt my truck down .... what a night
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

Great write-up... just wish I had found it before I did mine.

I installed mine a while back & I modded the side of the console for the airbag switch & added a couple 12v outlets... Had to reshape the lower front part of the console so it wouldn't block my lower vents.







... also modded the back side with some 12v outlets & usb ports.


while I was in the modding mood, I covered the tissue holder hole with an ABS textured sheet & added some switches & aux horn button.

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

What if you don't already have the center console? Do you just mount the brackets with self tapping screws? Also any pics of it in a super cab with the seats in?
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

Yes clinton i had 60/40 and cut my seat and set bracket in and their where 4 spots under the floor .Pull floor back and you should see them thats what i used worked great.Sorry no pics.Just take your time.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:05 AM
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Yes clinton i had 60/40 and cut my seat and set bracket in and their where 4 spots under the floor .Pull floor back and you should see them thats what i used worked great.Sorry no pics.Just take your time.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:13 AM
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I love this console in my old ranger. I have pics somewhere and ill post them tonight. I would do it to my new ranger but its manual
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: How To: Explorer Center Console

I want to do one and put black edge buckets in too but the only problem is if the whole family went out we would lack 1 seat so I dont know what to do
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