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Old 01-10-2010, 12:21 AM
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about buying a 99 ranger supercab (that's what the dealer calls it), and the center armrest is broken and tied down by a string. I'm guessing its a spring-loaded sideways flipping lid. Anyway, how hard is it going to to get that fixed? I found a kit that fixes the other style of arm rest, but it won't work with this one. If I do decide to get the truck, are there any suuggestions besides leaving it tied down?
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:20 AM
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Buy a new one off ebay around 20-30 bucks for one
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:08 PM
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here are the instructions i used and not much to add but a couple of hick ups lol



part# arm100 from rockauto.com





removed the old pin and trash the old composite unit



one of two issues i did have was the bolts where not long enough to reach the nylon threads but a easy fix with some 1/2 inch longer bolts i had laying around

2nd issue was the back needed a few light taps with a hammer to form up to the armrest again no big deal



a couple of screws and installed







unit is as solid and tight as can be and only took a 1/2 hour to do

thanks to Fx4wannabe01 and dadstruck off rps for helping me find this thing

one more note is i ordered this thing Friday and was waiting for me on Monday cant argue fast shipping
You can find fixes on Ebay too, but the ones that have been seen have the latch that secures the armrest in the down position. The fix quoted in the thread above has no latch so it will move up and down with ease.

If you need more info, please PM me as I can help you with this as I have installed the fix listed in the thread.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:10 PM
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Hey Todd! Wern't you the one who enlightened the Ranger community on the shorty console lid fix on RPS? Thanks again! I'll be calling RockAuto on monday to see if they'll update thier page to list that shorty console lid repair kit so that it pops up when you look up 98+ Rangers because it fits.

Just to clear something up....no ranger shorty console came with rear cupholders, only explorers did and cupholder ones got the latch. I'm refering to shorty console as the console that comes in bucket equipped trucks. I think the Ranger full length consoles have the same lid/armrest too.


Unfortunately, I've never seen a fix for the 60/40 consoles of any style. Yards want a crap load of money for 'em typicially because they do break all the time, so they're sought after. Best bet is scrolling ebay for a new-to-you lid or entire console. My old 0-40 console from my 01 was different than my buddy's '98....his lid screws were exposed while mine wern't. So I had to destroy the plastic cubby lining to get to the screws. Just an FYI.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:31 PM
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Yep shane, that was me on RPS. Completely forgot about the 60/40 console lid (even though I have one in my truck,) just call it a blond moment on my part. I have yet see a fix for the split bench console fix either. And if I wasn't having a blond moment, I would know too that rangers have the cupholders on the back wall versus the console lid. (i knew this cuz I've owned 3 extended cabs and completely spaced it off.

BTW, did you ever get the fix and get it installed? I want to hear from you what you thought of the fix. Been looking for it on RPS and haven't seen your thoughts yet.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:53 PM
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BTW, did you ever get the fix and get it installed? I want to hear from you what you thought of the fix. Been looking for it on RPS and haven't seen your thoughts yet.
man..it's all good....just wanted to clear things up a little bit, you know? lol.

Yeah..installed mine a couple days before christmas and have been meaning to write a review with my modificiations to it too. Had to grind the back roll up part and I used smaller pivot bolts to let the console fit flat instead of at an angle. I''ll get into all of it in my thread/review, not here. lol. tons of pics too. haha.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:16 AM
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this seams to be the fix of the month lol
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:31 AM
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this seams to be the fix of the month lol
Yea, but my stupidity came out and I forgot to stop and think about the split bench console and I linked to your write up on RPS about the full console with the bucket seats. Like i said, huge blond moment on my part.

Tried to do a good thing and made myself look just a little stupid. Oh well.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:34 AM
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Yea, but my stupidity came out and I forgot to stop and think about the split bench console and I linked to your write up on RPS about the full console with the bucket seats. Like i said, huge blond moment on my part.

Tried to do a good thing and made myself look just a little stupid. Oh well.
it's monday morning and too much football lol
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: center armrest repair solution?

So I'm not sure if I'm an idiot or if the pin is that hard to get out????
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:57 PM
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Here's what I did...
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...-solution.html
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:26 PM
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So I'm not sure if I'm an idiot or if the pin is that hard to get out????
it's not that bad. It's easier if the stock base is so messed up that it actually comes off the pin like it was nothing. Or you can make the stock base effed up even more so that it'll just slide right off. lol. I managed to pop it out using a hammer on a "not so broken" base. lol.


Some slide right out....others are in there good.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: center armrest repair solution?

i just bought some velcro strips at the local walmart and put a ring of velcro around the lid stays down fine and lifts up for use when needed also cant see that its broken
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:36 PM
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i just bought some velcro strips at the local walmart and put a ring of velcro around the lid stays down fine and lifts up for use when needed also cant see that its broken
This thread is 'shorty' console armrests.....the center console that comes in Bucket seat trucks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: center armrest repair solution?

I've got the same problem with the broken center console. Can you tell me where you got the kit?
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