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Carpeted Cover for Removed 2nd Row Console

EAGLE932

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As grandparents, we installed two car seats in the 2nd row Captains' Chairs. It is necessary to remove (easy)the 2nd row console to gain access to the 3rd row seating when the car seats are installed. For whatever reason, Ford cut out the carpeting under the console, even though the console outline rests on the carpet. Our solution was to work with the great folks at Quality Carmats (Natalie). With a minor adjustment, they have a 2nd row floor mat with a TAB that covers the hole in the carpet. We asked them to increase the width of the TAB from their standard 12 inches to 13 inches (at no charge) to cover the hole. You will need to measure the dimensions of your carpet hole to ensure a correct fit. We also bought from Ford a cover (5F9Z-7404752-AC) for the exposed console bracket (same bracket as OEM cover for vehicles without console). We recommend Ford not cut a hole in the carpet for those owners who may want to remove the console. Until that time, give Quality Carmats a try: [email protected]
 




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Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
I'm not sure why that piece of carpet is removed since several members have ordered and installed the console on top of the carpet by simply making small incisions in the carpet for the mounting hardware. Also Ford reportedly does not read these forums.

Peter
 




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We thought the same thing and believed there would be no hole under the console. We looked at an Explorer without a console and it was fully carpeted. Our bad. Dealership parts manager was very helpful in tracing the bracket cover - can't say very much for the sales staff.
 




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......Dealership parts manager was very helpful in tracing the bracket cover - can't say very much for the sales staff.
It wouldn't be something that the sales department would deal with. They would have to go to the parts department anyway to get the answer for you.
I think it may even be safe to say that the sales department wouldn't know that carpet was missing when the console is removed.
Happy motoring.

Peter
 




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