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Old 07-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Explorer 2nd row console install

Really insterested in getting a 2nd row console for the sport for long trips. I don't want to drop the 1k for the limited console. I have read that certain years of Ford Flex will drop right in. I was snooping around the Flex forums and apparantley certain years of the Ford Freestyle will fit the Flex. Has anyone done a successful 2nd row console install on the 2013 Sport?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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In addition to that, the refrigerated one from the Flex would be really awesome!




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Old 07-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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So after much research I don't see a reason why a Ford Taurus X 2nd row console wouldn't fit in a 2013 EX since they will fit in a Flex. You can find these all day long on the net for $200.

http://www.fordflex.net/forums/viewt...hp?f=14&t=4768

http://www.fordflex.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6699

http://www.lombardfordaccessories.co...TOKEN=99853641
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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Can anyone confirm that the EX 2nd row console has the same install points?

http://www.justanswer.com/ford/0pnn5...d-seating.html
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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if you think about it, it really doesn't matter if the mounting points are the same...
you can always make an adapter plate to bolt down to the floor
and drill holes in the plate to adapt to whatever console you get


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Old 07-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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I got a refrigerated center console out of a totaled 2012 Flex and put it in my 2013 Explorer Sport. It fit like a glove. Everything lined up. I have yet to run the wiring to power of the fridge. Cost me $300 shipped. A center row console is a must have with 2nd row captain's chairs in my opinion.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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I got a refrigerated center console out of a totaled 2012 Flex and put it in my 2013 Explorer Sport. It fit like a glove. Everything lined up. I have yet to run the wiring to power of the fridge. Cost me $300 shipped. A center row console is a must have with 2nd row captain's chairs in my opinion.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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I'm very interested Jamers99, please let us know where you got the console from and if you just had to pop off the plastic cover and mount it. Pics would be awesome!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #9
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The plastic cover just had 2 bolts holding it down. After removing the plastic cover you use the same 2 bolts to anchor the rear of the console in the same holes. There are 2 holes predrilled in the front to anchor the front however the carpet is covering them. I had to lay the console in place and mark where the front holes should be. I carefully cut out small 1 inch holes in the carpet and the predrilled holes for the bolts were right there where they needed to be. I did have to get 2 additional properly treaded bolts from Home Depot since the console requires 4 total.

I found the rear console by searching salvage yards on car-part.com. I searched on 2010 and newer Flex and 2011 and newer Explorer for a Console. The search only brings up front consoles but if they have a front console then they may very well have a rear console if 2nd row captains chairs were included. I printed the results and called every salvage yard that had a charcoal console. I eventually found one that had a recently totaled Flex with a rear console. They e-mailed me some pics and the price was right. The search results were 4 pages and I probably called 30 shops but I found a few.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #10
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Thanks! I'm sure there are a lot of us on here that needed this info. Hopefully I have luck with my local junk yards. The Flex console even flips backwards right? Do you have any problems with people getting to the 3rd row w/ your console installed? I have a car seat installed on one of the capt's chairs so I'm guessing people are just going to have to push the remaining seat forward a tad.

Thanks again for the info!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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The Flex console is identity to the Explorer console. Adding a console would affect installation of a car seat. Access to the 3rd usually requires flipping down one of the captain's chairs how my kids often just climb over the 2nd row middle console.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #12
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Has anyone seen the new 14 Explorer Sport models? If you build one on the Ford website, it now gives you the option to add one of these for the second row.

Anyone get one of these or know where we can find one? I would love to have a center console as well in my 13 Sport, and seeing as how a Flex console will fir, I will try and find one of these as well.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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Has anyone seen the new 14 Explorer Sport models? If you build one on the Ford website, it now gives you the option to add one of these for the second row.

Anyone get one of these or know where we can find one? I would love to have a center console as well in my 13 Sport, and seeing as how a Flex console will fir, I will try and find one of these as well.
I ordered and received a 2014 Sport with the center console. It was less than $100 on xplan pricing. With the second row bucket seats that don't have arm rests, we felt the console was the way to go and provide cup holders up high for the kids, plus storage.

Maybe by now Ford Parts has them for sale as a whole part instead of pieces?
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #14
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Explorer 2nd row console install

I bought a 2014 Sport w/o the 2nd row console and after much searching found that Ford was now shipping them for $385 as a part. My problem is when the console arrived it came with instructions for a 2011 model and I can't get the console to seat properly. I now realize that a good chunk of carpet has to be removed but am hesitant until I can see some kind of diagram or spec sheet or even a photo of what it looks like with the carpet out. Can anyone help?
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #15
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I ordered mine w/o a center console and I am no regretting it, too.
I understood these consoles to be +/-$1,500.00, tho?
For $400 I would consider it and I will watch this thread.

Sorry I cannot help on the instructions.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #16
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Its $280usd

See if these guys will provide you an install guide for the 2013/14

http://www.levittownfordsupercenter....29_97_126.html




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$262.50. https://parts.autonationfordwhitebea...&siteid=214771
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Those guys are amazingly cheap.....haven't seen their prices beat yet.

I'm going to try them for OEM lugnuts and Interceptor Steel Wheel caps




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Those guys are amazingly cheap.....haven't seen their prices beat yet.

I'm going to try them for OEM lugnuts and Interceptor Steel Wheel caps
10% over cost on all parts and accessories.
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Funny though, I bought the Interceptor Steel Wheels up here for $71 each, that Auto Nation site is over $200.




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