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Old 06-09-2006, 05:18 PM   #11
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LONG OVERDUE OK so I start this thread and never loaded any pictures, I wanted to make sure my mod held up. Here it is Hopefully you guys can give me some feedback on how well this worked and let me know. I would also like to know where yours broke off so I can think about another fix if someone lost their whole arm.

Here WE Go:
To start off we need some screws, I used these little guys from a computer (usually the onse that hold a drive, mother board, or even the case together). I also used a small machine washer.
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The part I left out was to use a small drill (can't remember maybe a 1/32 just make sure it is about the same size as the screws). I used a dremel because I could get it in easier than my drill motor. Where did I drill? Where the "*****" the little pegs that went into the hole originally. I basically centered my bit on those broken pegs ( I smooted it off with some sand paper to make it easier to drill) HINT(you can drill from the back where it already is smooth) I drilled both holes on the console. On the one by the cigar lighter I went all the way through ( Though in hindsite I could have drill just enough to get my screw in and been okay) ON the hole away from the cigar lighter I went all the way thorugh.

I put the one by the cigar lighter in first because it is easier to come back and play with that darned spring (assuming you still have yours)
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then I tackled the one by the cigar with the spring. There was no trick in it just a few tril and error steps to see when the lid will snap forward and back. I plan on putting some black silicone in my little bitty hole that is by my cigar lighter. Other than that just put the washer on the screw and then through the lid piece and then thread it in ( your making your own threads so apply some pressure it's only plastic) Don't screw it all the way in you wan't some slack so it can operate freely, if you feel it's too lose put some s uper glue on the ver tip and then screw it in a wait a min or so.
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Here is a picture of both sides done and how I have my spring routed
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All in all I would say this mod is a easy mod that takes less than 30 min WITH the console already out. So next time your running some wires or just bored take your console out and see if you can fix it yourself for well maybe 2 bucks. It has been installed for 2 months now and I have no problems what so ever, my little shiht-tzu even sits on it without no breakage!

Good luck and let me know if there are any questions!!!!

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Old 06-09-2006, 08:44 PM   #12
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Russellville, AR it's running about 2.149 a gal here for reg, my car has over 260,000 miles on it so it rarely gets anything higher unless it's the same price She's my daily driver and still gets about a average of 290 ~ 300 miles per tank. I drive mostly interstate to work every day so I feel up several times a week. I spend about 200 or so a month on gas here.

As long as you have your little "arms" still on your ashtray door, then I can help you fix this thing. I'll try and get some pics posted soon.
Wow, are those original miles on your car? And you get 300 miles per tank!!! I pay $2.60 for a gallon of premium, and only get 200-220 miles per tank. At any rate, thanks for the ashtray fix.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:06 PM   #13
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are you driving in highway or city? mine was mostly highway...I wo uld drive 3 miles to the on ramp then 49 miles the the next off ramp and 1 mile to my destination.....I got so confident in it I would push the car to 300 even though it was on E
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:40 PM   #14
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5.0 resto makes a kit to fix it. i used it and it worked great.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:48 PM   #15
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You guys put to much effort into that! And money! I just found a metal rod that fit into the groove furthest away from the pivot point, cut the length to fit, had some JB weld type stuff laying around. Threw it all in there, let it dry and re-painted it since it was faded anyway. Works better than before it got broken.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:17 PM   #16
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Awsome, It's all about easy fixes!
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:42 PM   #17
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Stupid ques but besides the two bolts in the front by the stick shift wut other bolts are there so that i can take off the center console?
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clean that console I almost puked!
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:33 AM   #19
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thanx for the tips.. ill check it out tomorrow.

and ya clean that console! lol

87 octane is $3.03 a gal here (Mobil)
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #20
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Please send me some pictures....ashtray lid on my is broke. I'm a old an how needs help....lol I see a new door is amour $30.00 and the fix kit is $17.00. Your way sounds better. Thanks Ron
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