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Center Console Swap Success!!

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by TacomaBuzz, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that the 6-Speed Manual center console is a direct swap into our 5-speed manual base tacoma's. All the holes for the brackets are under the carpet . The only minor issue is the passenger side carpet has a few visible notches where the old center console was.Aside from removing the old console, i removed the parking brake protective shroud and trimmed back the carpet below the new center console. It compliments the bucket swap nicely!
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  2. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Looks nice. I once purchased some carpet from Pepboys or wal-mart that was a pretty close match to the carpet in our Tacoma's. Just a thought for covering up this spots if it concerns you or others.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    I have some oem carpet i can use from when i trimmed it for the new console. The original bench seat center console was much wider and had two metal brackets in those notches.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Looks really good! Nice job.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    just cut some carpet out from under the seats or somewhere you wont see it missing
     
  6. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Haha, so true, a 5 lugger can dream though.............:pout:
     
  7. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    I'm sorry, really. I'm trying to "spot the differences" between the two pictures, but I don't see it.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    *Fixed, i accidentally pasted the same pic twice, Lol
     
  9. Nov 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    bench to buckets and a console, nice!
     
  10. Nov 11, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    Looks awesome dude!

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  11. Nov 11, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    LOL!!! THANK YOU! I thought I was going crazy :)
     
  12. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    I'm thinking about painting the silver cupholder insert black to match the radio and climate controls. What does everyone think?
     
  13. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    That plus black armrests (leather, neoprene, etc.) would look great.

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  14. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    I was considering the armrest cover too! Thanks for the feedback:)
     
  15. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Definitely post up some pics when you're done!

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  16. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    For sure!
     
  17. Nov 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    *Update, i stripped the oem silver paint off the cup holder assy down to the base black using Dot-3 brake fluid and steel wool. I was going to paint it black, but the base color underneath looks pretty decent . What do you think?
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  18. Nov 12, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    None of the plugs match up. I reused the bench seat seatbelt buckles and I had to bypass the side curtain airbags with some resistors. the sensors can be bypassed. Check out the seat swap write-up in my sig. And if you have any other questions, feel free to pm me:)
     
  19. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Looks pretty good, but if it were me, I'd probably still throw a coat of paint on it as you can kind of see the scuff marks where you used the steel wool.

    Just my opinion though.

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  20. Nov 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I actually kept the black cupholders out of the 05 base AC when trading it in on the 08 RC sr5. Same thing, wanted more black. Nice job on the seat/console swap.
     
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