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A lot of 2004 S60R's experience the problem of a broken latch over the center console cup holders. Instead of buying a $60 replacement piece or instead of upgrading to a 2005+ center console I've decided to fix it myself. <p>Basically, the guiding bolts were broken on each side. Instead of gluing them together I drilled a hole on each side to make room for a screw, which would then serve as a guide. As you can see, the screw fits nice and tight, and it even makes the little spring operational. The cover now is 100% operational!! <p>The guiding bolt was broken. I drilled a hole right through it<br><IMG SRC="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3892/45336859.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3495/25739895.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/1636/45816634.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/222/19092310.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3838/11047829.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Then, to fix the scuffs on top of my console, I sanded it and painted it with a matching duplicolor paint. <br><IMG SRC="http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4142/39988812.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I cleaned underneath the center console while at it....<br><IMG SRC="http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/7396/56394263.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I even took out the space ball and cleaned it<br><IMG SRC="http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6690/20329800.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>A finished product<br><IMG SRC="http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1214/95034757.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>For those wanting to know what the shift knob looks like. To remove it, you turn and pull. <br><IMG SRC="http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9684/23530158.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Done<br><IMG SRC="http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7084/61288116.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The paint<br><IMG SRC="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/451/92733403.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Next weekend I'll paint the remaining pieces of the center console. <br>
 

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Great job at fixing that sucker. It seems like the console on the older models comes off a bit easier than the newer ones. <p>Gotta love the clean modern appearance of that shifter.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jexx</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great job at fixing that sucker. It seems like the console on the older models comes off a bit easier than the newer ones. <p>Gotta love the clean modern appearance of that shifter.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's held by two screws under the radio and two screws under the center arm rest.
 

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Thanks for the tutorial. I might just take mine apart and see what the heck make it rattle so much. Fact it my R has develped a bunch of rattles in the last year. Not so bad for the first five - but now it seems that everything wants to rattle - center console, glove box, a pillar etc.
 

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Re: How to fix a broken 2004 Center Console + panel refresh (tomedkaz)

Nice job! Does that color match the rest of the interior panels? My center console has a few rough spots (I would probably need to paint the whole thing).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice write-up! I just broke mine the other day trying to remove it to paint it. <p>No picture of the cup holder cover, finished? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point... I'll snap one tomorrow<p>I think I need to sand it a bit, since the surface is a bit rough....it's very durable though. <br>The paint matches the interior pieces perfectly though
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good point... I'll snap one tomorrow<p>I think I need to sand it a bit, since the surface is a bit rough....it's very durable though. <br>The paint matches the interior pieces perfectly though</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I like how it came out. I want to paint it silver though.
 

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Looks awsome, this is next weeks project, just finished my poorman diy mesh grill today
 

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Re: How to fix a broken 2004 Center Console + panel refresh (tomedkaz)

How did you separate the shifter surround (with 1-6 & R on it) from the black trim panel?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>redalrt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How did you separate the shifter surround (with 1-6 & R on it) from the black trim panel?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I didnt' I taped it with a blue painters tape. <p>The shifter surround has metal tabs that you can bend outwards but for some reason this doesnt make it come out. But taping it works the same way
 

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Re: How to fix a broken 2004 Center Console + panel refresh (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I didnt' I taped it with a blue painters tape. <p>The shifter surround has metal tabs that you can bend outwards but for some reason this doesnt make it come out. But taping it works the same way</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Very good. That works.<p>Thanks
 

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looks awesome! What did you use on the black shifter surround? Looks like it has a really cool finish and gets rid of that redundant gear guide graphic. I'll have to do mine soon. I broke one of the pins on my cupholder cover when I was installing my iMIV, and my center console has lots of "white spots".
 

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Re: How to fix a broken 2004 Center Console + panel refresh (redalrt)

I've sourced the paint. After cleaning it up with soap and water and stripping the shifter panel and cup holder lid with Goo-Gone, I'm probably going to use some plastic primer on the console before painting it
 

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Re: How to fix a broken 2004 Center Console + panel refresh (redalrt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>redalrt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've sourced the paint. After cleaning it up with soap and water and stripping the shifter panel and cup holder lid with Goo-Gone, I'm probably going to use some plastic primer on the console before painting it</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My suggestion is to paint it flat black. My whole center concole is now flat black and I really love the look (contrasts with the seats and matches the door panels nicely)<p>I'll snap a pic tonight
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice write-up! I just broke mine the other day trying to remove it to paint it. <p>No picture of the cup holder cover, finished? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point... I'll snap one tomorrow<p>I think I need to sand it a bit, since the surface is a bit rough....it's very durable though. <br>The paint matches the interior pieces perfectly though
Did you ever snap a picture of the cupholder lid? Found this thread after finding out the stinking lid assembly is $125. I want to try out this fix, but like you, have scuff marks on the lid and would like to touch that up too. Is this paint different from the dupli-color bumper coating paint someone else used to paint the console surrounding the cupholder? http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?108162-Fix-for-Worn-Center-Console-Plastic-%28Looks-Like-New!%29-*Write-Up-Inside*&id=108162&postid=1115271
 

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I did not, but I ended up painting everything flat black, that way it contrasts a bit with the radio piece, but matches the top of the dash.
 
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