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Old 06-21-2020, 10:24 AM
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Floor Center console

The cupholder broke off n fell into the console. I can't get it out and even if I could I can't replace it because a small piece of plastic from the console that the screw goes in broke off With it. I'm wondering if I could use 3M Automotive expanding foam to spray IN the center floor console to raise it back up n hold it in place. I've also considered bubble wrap lol. I know the parts n labor 4 this would be very costly. Please help.
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no pic

your picture will not upload for me anyways... maybe try again.
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I feel your pain

Tink, I don't think your expanding foam idea will work very well. Can you break the plastic cupholder piece into smaller pieces and then remove them? Once that's done, you could fabricate a small 'tray' to fit into the hole, and then install cupholders or whatever you like.
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Don't know why the pics wont load
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The console is not terrible hard to remove on most models as they locate the neutral safety switch, some lighting, and lighter etc on the console.

Usually you are talking hand tools and a standard bit or sometimes a torx bit.

A simple search of the year, make, model, and trim level may show you a expanded view diagram(image) showing the screw locations to remove the console. This may also be found in generic auto repair manuals for your model or on a model specific forum.

If you want to repair it by plastic welding you will have a better outcome with the console out of the car.

This may be something that you can easily find online, at your local junk yard, or with someone parting out one locally.

I part out a couple cars from time to time as a way to get "free" parts like a engine, tires, etc once the rest sells.
Consoles are big and are a pain to ship. I sell them locally CHEAP and fast if they are in good condition. If they are damaged like this one I break them down to the basic easy to ship pieces then attempt to break down/recycle the rest before paying to have the pieces sent to a dump.


Judging by the shiftier this looks like a car you should be able to still find parts for easily. Spend a couple hours searching you may find someone parting one out locally making replacing this a weekend job.
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I agree w/ the suggestions of BillPac, & Cerial; to allow more folks to help you, what is the year, make, & model of the vehicle that you're struggling with? There may be a console replacement available from a member, or a nearby source, knowing the specifics.
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