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Explorer 2nd row console install

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by Azazell64, April 11, 2013.

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    1. TerryVanpool

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      Billy I just installed a rear console in my 2014 Sport and I ordered the "AA" Charcoal/Pebble. It is a perfect match to the original interior.
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      Hi all! I am waiting on delivery on my Explorer after doing months and months of research. We got the 2nd row bucket seats on ours but no console (wasn't in stock with all the other extras we wanted - 302a+white exterior+ACC). We will see how we like it, but I can't shake the feeling the console somehow "completes" the interior so I've been looking at the option of getting one and installing it myself later on.

      This thread had a lot of useful information, but I have one more for any Explorer owners with the Light Stone interior: which of the consoles matches the rest of the interior? It seems all of the options are a combination of black and something else. Is there a Light Stone option or is black all they come in (I haven't actually seen what a 2nd row console looks like in a Light Stone Explorer).

      Thanks!

      EDIT: Just realized the Black one would probably look fine seeing as the front console and floor liner are dark anyway, carry on...
       
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    4. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the Forum aardhaart. :wavey:
      I was just going to mention that but you beat me to it with your 'edit'.
      Hope you enjoy your Limited as much as I did my 2011.
      Happy motoring.:):thumbsup:

      Peter
       
    5. BigBadExplorer

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      I believe the charcoal/pebble is all black with light-colored stitching...check above for the part numbers I researched.
       
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      Thanks, new member, did the rear console.

      Hello ALL,

      We started looking at the 2014 / 2015 Explore back in July. Once we decided to buy I found a web site that showed all of the inventories on the lot in Texas where I live. Looking for hours I could NOT find a vehicle in stock that met all of my needs and desires. It seemed that if you wanted a Black one with rear bucket seats and tow package you got no console. If you bought with all the goodies and paid $50 k then the console was in about 1/3 of them. Interior color seemed to make it even harder since Black was desired.

      Before buying I landed here and saw this thread about the rear console for the Explorer. That made it much easier to find the Explorer I wanted since the console was now NOT an issue. We bought the 2015 for my wife.

      I got my local dealer to come close to the online pricing noted here. With shipping and sales tax there was only $20 difference between online and my dealer. Kept the cash local. HAhaaa.

      Anyway, as others have noted, the install was a snap! Took me 10 minutes to get my tools together. Took all of 8 minutes to install. Placed the console in with the 2 rear screws, located and tapped down through the carpet with a very long #2 Phillips screw driver and then used the ole Dewalt Drill with the front screw stuffed in the socket and drove the screws in and tightend all 4 by hand just snug. Literally took less time than me typing this.

      Thanks all who posted about this subject. Made it real easy. Now onto why the heck my roof antenna is loose!!!!!

      BDRAG
       
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      I just installed a DB5Z-78045A36-AA in my 2014 Explorer Sport. I ordered it from a site listed in this thread. The install took less than 20 minutes with just two holes in the carpet. It is much more comfortable with the center armrest. I thank you for all your comments, and my daughter will be thanking you the next time she rides back there.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum mfinta.:wavey:
      It's always nice to hear that members have been able to help.:thumbsup:

      Peter
       
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      I wish I had got our ex with bucket seats :(
       
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      You and me both! Looks so much nicer. Classy touch.
       
    11. peterk9

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      Well you actually do have one Bucket seat. The 40 part of the bench seat is it.;)

      Peter
       
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      I remember awhile back someone was investigating swapping the seats from bench to split. Any more info on that?
       
    13. cwescapexlt4x4

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      OK so here's the deal, I have it 85% done (FedEx "lost" it for a while and delayed my time to get it "mostly" installed")

      The front mounts seem to the tough spot, could be the bottom hangs down just a little and could be trimmed with a Drimel tool or I just need more time to finish along with a LONGER socket extension. But it's in and really stable with the rear only secured.

      Here ya go!
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      Unboxed:
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      Seats flipped (front all the way FWD to ensure most room)
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      Removed OEM cover
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      Initial test fit
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      Cutting the carpet (scary on new vehicle)
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      -------------- From Amazon feedback about the fit

      Link: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00TRFCSPY
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    14. Spyker

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      I have a 2016 sport with black leather and red stitch. really wished i ordered the 2nd row centre console, did not because used to own an gmc acadia and we would walk up the center and the 2nd row had folding arm rest. without the console in the explorer, you have now where to rest your arm and the seat are much easier to operate to get into the back. I have determined these part numbers below but no mention of black w/red color stitch schema. Does anyone know the proper part number for the black w/red?

      "AA" - charcoal/pebble
      "AB" - charcoal/sienna
      "AC" - charcoal/pecan
      "AD" - charcoal/black
       
    15. peterk9

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      Why not call one of our vendors. Benny at Levittown Ford Super Store may be able to answer your question. Send him a PM at http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=196402

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      Thx, I have messaged them.

      I am from Toronto area, Canada so I was just looking for a part number so I can go to my local dealer and get a price. If I have a part number there is less room for error. Murphy's Law follows me. Concept Ford in Georgetown has been great to me so far with my new purchase and keeping in touch, I would like to keep the business with them, it is only fair.
       
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      No problem. I do 99% of my vehicle business with my dealer. I missed that you were from T.O. Must have been asleep.;) Good luck.

      Peter
       
    18. mbushnell

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      I ordered my 2016 Explorer Sport's console from Levittown Ford. Here is the Part Number & Part Name that they sent me:

      GB5Z-78045A36-AB
      PANEL ASY - CONSOLE

      It is the correct Black with Red Stitching for the Sport model.
      I put it in last Sunday. I found that the front screws were too short to reach the floorboard & fasten securely, so I got some stainless steel 1/4" x 1-1/2" long self tapping screws & washers for the front attachment points @ the local hardware store. The screws that are included are the nearest metric equivalent to 1/4" inch x 1-1/4" long.


      Everything is good now.

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      Thx so much. Going to dealership now to see on ordering!
       
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      Hi folks,

      My first post on here, other than an introduction at the new members forum.

      We picked up our 2016 Platinum off the dealers lot about a month ago. Great car, but I would love to add a rear console. Could anybody confirm beyond a shadow of doubt that these parts referenced in this thread will fit a 2016? And that the holes for the front bolts are already pre-drilled/pre-tapped?

      I see that there are couple of references to 2016s but I'm asking because all of the sources for the consoles do not show them as applicable to the 2016s, and the official accessory site for Ford does not list them for the 16s.

      Thanks!

      Ram
       
    21. peterk9

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      Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:
      I suggest sending a PM to Benny at LevittownFordSuperCenter, one of our Forum vendors with your question and get a price as well. You can use this link; http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=196402
      You can also contact your dealer's parts department to see if they can help.
      Also, please add the trim level (Platinum) to your profile so it appears in the margin when you post. It could help at times when members reply to future posts. Thanks.

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      I have a middle console complete with the refrigeration. It came out of a 2012 Ford Flex that was totaled. I paid $300 for it. The Flex and the Explorer share the exact same 2nd row center console except for the Flex had the added option of refridgeration. I used this in my 2013 Explorer Sport but the lease ended last month so I pulled it out before turning the Explorer back into Ford. It's just sitting in my garage.

      It is Charcoal black with white stitching. Good condition. I never bothered to run the power wire to to the fuse panel so I can't personally vouch for the refridgeration functionality but the Flex had low miles on it when it was totaled so I think it had minimal use.
       
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      I installed mine...what is the longer tube on the bottom toward the front? It seems to prevent it from seating flush to the floor in the front on the "hump". Seems like a removable "plate" under the bottom.
       
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    24. peterk9

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      Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:

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      Welcome and looks great silvo1966! Nice pics on install, should add to DIY section.
       
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      Those weren't mine. I was trying to ask the person who installed them. Do you know what I was talking about my question?
       

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