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Center Console for Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Discussion in 'Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility PIU' started by mjshaw80, November 16, 2015.

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    1. KayGee

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      I believe you can only hook up the rear HVAC controls if you already have the rear HVAC option (you will know if you have it because you will have the rear controls in the dash below the main HVAC controls). There is a PIU specific top panel with no shifter and a PIU specific rear panel with no HVAC controls. They are not super easy to find used and are pretty pricey if you buy them new.

      I got a PIU specific center console and when I installed it, I removed the partial console and trim that the vehicle came with, I replaced the input panel with the input panel from my truck - it's just plug and play. The long trim panels on the side of the console just pop off and need to be removed before you install the new console into the vehicle.

      If you have the big metal plate between your front seats, you will need to remove that. You may need one bracket to bolt the console to the floor. It's the one that goes in front of the RCM. I believe there is another bracket that goes under the dash, but I did not get that. I ended up with 2 screws holding the center console to the dash and 4 screws holding it to the floor. I sourced my mounting screws from the local hardware store for a few dollars.

      I had to extend the wiring for my rear power port (mine is under the armrest panel, not in the back panel.

      The center console and the side trim can be installed without removing the front seats, but it is a bit easier if you remove the front seats.

      Just an FYI - I believe 2016 changed from the grey/silver trim to the satin black trim, so your 2014 center console won't be an exact match in a 2016+.
       
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      Thanks for the quick replies! I'll post the outcome when I'm done in a few weeks.
       
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      I bought a aftermarket jeep console and bolted it to the factory plate, material even matches the seats.
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the Forum dalton.:wave:
      You know members are going to want to see pictures.:)

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      were you able to find the mounting brackets?
       
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      Did you get the console installed? I just got a 2015 console for my 2013 PIU and put it in today. There are a lot of connectors under the stereo that don't match the console's harness and I'm not sure what they do. I did get two cigarette lighters connected, and since the console has an auxiliary jack I'd like to hook that up too.

      [​IMG]
       
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      I'm currently installing a center console and floor shift in my 15 piu. I removed the column shifter . Curious if I need to move all the wires that plugged into the column to the floor shift. I tried matching up wire colors for them and they are not the same in the console as they are at the column. There were 2 plugs. 1 plugged into the column shifter itself has a black green white with brown and looks to be a blue with brown.. And then under the column was a 2 pin plug with a brown and yellow wire as for the rear hvac i have a spare harness and just going to ohm the wires at the plug to see where they go exactly.
       
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      Hey all, I recently was in search of a console for my 2013 PIU when I was FORTUNATE to acquire three from a local vendor! I have a quick question; My PIU does not have a black metal floor plate between the seats, is this actually required for mounting the OEM console?
      Thanks in advance!
       
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      On my Gamber Johnson console, you have to remove the black metal floor plate prior to install.
       
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      The large metal plate is not neeeded. You will need the two small u shaped mounting plates that mount to the floor (one rear and one middle). I believe there is a mounting bracket under the dash also, but I did not source one for my install.

      The ones you have will fit 13-17, but the color of the trim is specific to 16-17 models.
       
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      I see that one sold, do you have any more?
       
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      Awesome thanks! saves me some money
       
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      No problem. I saw that one on ebay yesterday and I should have bought it then
       
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      I also had my eye on them :(
       
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      If I come across more, I'll definitely post here before ebay. Fees are ridiculously high (it's been a while since I've sold on there) and shipping was more than I anticipated.
       
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      450 USD for the center console? Yea you can keep em at that price. I paid $175 Canadian for mine.

      Go to www.car-part.com enter your zip code, and your vehicle info, obviously you wont be able to choose the PIU console, but choose any other trim and it will give you a list of junkyards that will have it.

      I 3D printed a cubby hole to replace the column shifter and 3d printed a face plate to cover the missing rear AC controls.

      Looking at that "Police" version, i dont see the appeal. You only get two cup holders...with mine the AWD selector is a coin tray and i made the shifter hole into another cubby hole...can never have too many cubby holes.
       
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      Please do!, out of curiosity is that TX or AB?

      Either way I could likely split the shipping by picking it up.
       
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      Neither, its CA... Southern California to be exact
       
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      CA is also used for Canada.;)
       
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      any chance you could share the files for the 3d parts???
       
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      @Feldon, how did you 3D print a cubby hole?
       
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      sure, send me a PM with your email
       
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      I have a 3D printer....two actually.

       
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      Any interest in printing another?? And what might you charge for that in US or Canadian :)
       
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      +1...I might be interested in one also...
       

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