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Old 02-17-2015, 06:47 AM
thgrahamjr thgrahamjr is offline
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Default Problem Installing Explorer Full Console

I'm trying to bolt the front bracket up and attach the side panels to determine where the back bracket needs to mount but with the front bracket and side panels mounted I have a 1/4" gap between the dash and the foam on the front of the console. Has anybody else had this problem and if so how did you correct it?
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:09 AM
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I installed the full console completely assembled. Bolt the front part up tight and push the console forward.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Problem Installing Explorer Full Console

You're just gonna have to bend the tabs on the metal bracket forward towards the firewall until the gap is right.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I will try that today and hopefully it works out.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Problem Installing Explorer Full Console

Well I Have it to where the foam is up against the dash but now there is a gap on the bottom front between the console and floor, is this normal?
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:02 AM
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Well I Have it to where the foam is up against the dash but now there is a gap on the bottom front between the console and floor, is this normal?
I have a gap there, with my truck having the vinyl floor I thought it was normal.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: Problem Installing Explorer Full Console

Maybe it is but I'm not sure, it's hard to see that part in pics of other installs I've seen.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:59 PM
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Well after mind numbing adjusting of the console I have finally come to the conclusion that maybe just maybe the juting under the carpet on the transmission well is thicker on an automatic versus a standard. I'm not 100% sure but that is all I can come up with, sooooo, either i'm going to leave it with the gap between the bottom front of the console and carpet, glue a piece of carpet that I removed for the rear bracket to the inside sticking down to blend it in with the floor carpet or shim under the carpet in that area to bring the carpet up to the bottom of the front of the console. Decisions, decisions...
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: Problem Installing Explorer Full Console

You can buy that same foam with adhesive on it at home depot or Lowes. I had the same problem and that was my fix.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:18 PM
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Thank you, I will have to look into that.
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