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Does anyone have a fitting guide for the centre console as i've just ordered1 with the armrest as mine doesn't have 1?

Hoping it's an easy swap but knowing my luck it wont be 😞

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with illuminated red led lights in cup holder.
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Mine is the MK8 - latest model (2018)

The console i've ordered is from a Titanium model as my ST-Line doesn't have an armrest as standard

This is like the 1 i've ordered

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Whenever I do things like this, I use the replacement part to work out where all the screw etc go, ie, take a look at the new part and form a plan as to how it all comes apart etc, then fitting is the reverse. Hope that makes sense.

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1 hour ago, nashdm2 said:

Whenever I do things like this, I use the replacement part to work out where all the screw etc go, ie, take a look at the new part and form a plan as to how it all comes apart etc, then fitting is the reverse. Hope that makes sense.

That's what i do - i was hoping to find out first if the front seats are in the way and have to be removed or if there's enough room if i slide them forwards/ backwards

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The Armrest fitted came out of mk8 & mine is mk7, I did not remove seats as no need.

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I’ve done this recently in my 2018 st-line, real piece of cake.

steps are:

1. Pull up shiny gear lever surround, remove gadget trap and leave the surround loose

2. Pull hard (towards gear lever), on the heater control surround to extract it from the dash.

3. Unclip the heater pane plug and remove the surround complete with heater panel, manoeuvring the gear surround through the hole in the surround.

4. Remove the 2 torx screws where the heater was just removed from.

5. In each footwell, remove the two screw covers on the console kick plate and remove the two screws.

6. Pull each chair forward and from the rear seat, remove the two screw covers at the lower sides of the console and remove screws.

7. Pull up on the leather hand brake surround and it unclips from the console. 

8. Carefully pull the console up slightly and push the unclipped handbrake surround through the console.

9. Reach in behind the eco/stopstart buttons and remove the connector.

10. Carefully remove the console by lifting it up over the handbrake and remove it from the car.

The new console fits exactly the same in reverse except find the spare connector for the ambient lighting and plug it in to the new console.

Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything!

This all takes about an hour all in.

Hope this helps!

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5 hours ago, yunii said:

The Armrest fitted came out of mk8 & mine is mk7, I did not remove seats as no need.

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The one you fitted to your mk7 came from a mk7.5

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The one you fitted to your mk7 came from a mk7.5
that's what it was advertised as mk8 .but you're probably right.
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12 hours ago, Smartd00d said:

I’ve done this recently in my 2018 st-line, real piece of cake.

steps are:

1. Pull up shiny gear lever surround, remove gadget trap and leave the surround loose

2. Pull hard (towards gear lever), on the heater control surround to extract it from the dash.

3. Unclip the heater pane plug and remove the surround complete with heater panel, manoeuvring the gear surround through the hole in the surround.

4. Remove the 2 torx screws where the heater was just removed from.

5. In each footwell, remove the two screw covers on the console kick plate and remove the two screws.

6. Pull each chair forward and from the rear seat, remove the two screw covers at the lower sides of the console and remove screws.

7. Pull up on the leather hand brake surround and it unclips from the console. 

8. Carefully pull the console up slightly and push the unclipped handbrake surround through the console.

9. Reach in behind the eco/stopstart buttons and remove the connector.

10. Carefully remove the console by lifting it up over the handbrake and remove it from the car.

The new console fits exactly the same in reverse except find the spare connector for the ambient lighting and plug it in to the new console.

Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything!

This all takes about an hour all in.

Hope this helps!

Thanks, very detailed -probably take me a day not an hour 🙂

I didn't know about the ambient lighting, so there should be a plug under the console already in place for the new console? bonus

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Yep nice blue glow for free. Brightens it up a bit. You can get footwell lamps from Ford parts too (£10 per side), and they’ll pop straight in for a nice blue glow there too. 😉

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23 minutes ago, Smartd00d said:

Yep nice blue glow for free. Brightens it up a bit. You can get footwell lamps from Ford parts too (£10 per side), and they’ll pop straight in for a nice blue glow there too. 😉

First "mod" i did was to fit the Ford footwell lights 🙂

Trying for the OEM+ theme with this car - everything will be Ford/ Mountune apart from the decals i fitted, at least this way the warranty will be ok

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On 4/22/2019 at 4:50 PM, Smartd00d said:

Yep nice blue glow for free. Brightens it up a bit. You can get footwell lamps from Ford parts too (£10 per side), and they’ll pop straight in for a nice blue glow there too. 😉

Well console arrived today (will be fitting this weekend), had a look underneath and could see 2 wires going into cupholders with wires then dissapearing into harness leading to multiplug - does the power for cupholder lights come from this plug as i couldn't see any other connectors? i assumed you meant there would be a loose connector under the console which plugged into the cupholders?

Thanks

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Well console fitted 😀 after pratting about trying to unplug everything before lifting the old console out i realised after an hour i din't need to (couldn't remove 2 of the 3 plugs on the rear USB) - only had to remove the 2 plugs on the heater, 2 plugs on the gear surround then the 2 plugs behind the lower trim which the console harness plugs into 🙄

The new console lighting is part of the old harness so there isn't a separate plug - just plug in the old connectors and the lights work

Could do the job again saving over an hour now i know

Now have the eco/ traction/ stop start buttons spare if anyone needs any, probably save the old console and swap back when i sell the car

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Nice one! Sorry must have got a bit mixed up with the 7.5 console I fitted just before I sold it and got the 8. Not a bad job really is it, you’re right though, it’ll take a fraction of the time the 2nd time round. I’m keeping the old one too for when it gets chopped in for a newie.

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I searched for the connector to the lights under the console then looked at my old 1 - that also has wires to the cupholders although i can't recall seeing them lit?

At least when it's time to trade the car in it'll only take 30 mins to swap consoles back 🙂

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