2015 Center Console Swap DIY

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  1. hankRam2015

    hankRam2015 Senior Member

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    Ok guys I am going to swap the jump seat I have now for a center console. As of this week I have started ordering parts based on list I put together with Benny's help. Next post will be the parts I ordered. Goal is to swap everything out then follow up with Katzkin leather. According to my vin my interior is diesel grey but I'm considering a black armrest as it will match up good with black leather...over next month I will update this thread accordingly. Could use forums feedback on black vs diesel gray armrest?

    My parts list is
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    And final product will look like this with either diesel grey or black arm rest ImageUploadedByTapatalk1455921592.535874.jpg
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    As far as install goes all I know is I'm winging it. Remove driver seat then take from there. Any feedback from members that have performed this mod would be appreciated ...
     
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    Today I removed old bezel (remove two t20 screws) and pry away. Then removed 4 screws holding bottom on existing console off. Once screws out I snapped off and unplugged the usb and cig lighter.
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    Next I took all transferable parts out of old bezel and moved to new bezel
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    Next I reinstalled new bezel
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    Tomorrow I will install console. It looking like mounting bracket may be a pain. I'll have o try and find some nuts and washers to hold this on [​IMG]
    Then I move to balance of parts [​IMG]

    This am I tightened four bolts that hold console then snapped end caps on and now I'm done. Everything works 100%
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    This one doesn't have Ac vents. I have been watching eBay for a while it haven't found exactly what I'm looking for
     
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    Yes I did with bezel it was around $700 more....those prices are list not what I paid ...after looking for a while and not finding a used exactly way i wanted I went with new console..
     
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    Good point. Purpose of his thread isn't to tell anyone how to buy it but how to install. I appreciate the feedback !


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    I've seen eBay sellers selling complete conversion kits lately for $700-$1000. Everything you need.

    You can then turn around and recoup some or all of your cosy's by selling the jumpsuit and bezels.

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    That's going to be quite the project! Best of luck, sir!

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    Thanks bud. Excited!
     
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    I swapped a console into my 3rd gen which was pretty simple. On the 4th gen I had to find one that came from the factory with it. They look so good.


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