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PostSubject: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:44 am

Sometimes, when I go to close the cupholders, the cover doesn't just slide back when I press it in again. I have to sorta lift it up to get it to slide back after pushing it in. Is there a certain point I should be pressing, or is this a common problem? Thanks for your help!
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:24 pm

Probably common with age and use. Mine resists a bit as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:08 pm

I'd just pop it out and inspect the mechanism. The center part above the door comes out pretty easily with a firm pull (and disconnect cig lighter).

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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:35 pm

if the latch is still working right you can replace the spring. Get one from Carquest the same size but firmer. Last I checked they have 'em as 'shop parts.'

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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:02 pm

mine was covered with dried coffee when I bought my car. Works fine after a good disassembly/clean/reassembly. The cleaning part was rather disgusting.

(the little CD holders under the ashtray were in the same condition)
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:11 pm

Just to let you guys know, I have a 1995 with the factory radio where the tape deck and radio are on the top, then the ashtray, then the CD player, then the cupholder panel at the bottom. I don't feel comfortable with ripping the cover out, and don't know how to do it properly anyway. I know there are 3 or 4 different radio/dash configurations.
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:22 pm

In my 95, I have some diffuculty keeping the cup holder open. A bump in the road would release it back. It stinks sometimes when I have the iPod going. The Shuffle sits right next to the shifter and makes it way into the cupholder. When I grab for it...*snap*, my hand falls victim to the cup holder door trap. lol

I found a way to keep it open though. There's a notch where you have to rest the piece of the plastic holder on.


Now has anyone lost a CD or 2 in the dark thinking the cup holder cover housing was the CD player opening? I think I have 2 CD's just chillen in there. I'll get them eventual but I guarantee they don't work now. Burned CD's never last too long.
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:57 am

Mine's ac tually the opposite lol, when mine is back, it's sometimes a pain in the ass to get it to release.. but now when I open it to put cups in it, I just don't lock it all the way back and let it put pressure on the cup which holds it nicely. My ipod has a silicone skin on it and it just sits steady on the flat area next to the shifter so I never really open mine
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:46 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
mine was covered with dried coffee when I bought my car. Works fine after a good disassembly/clean/reassembly. The cleaning part was rather disgusting.

(the little CD holders under the ashtray were in the same condition)

I had the great experience of cleaning mine out today.. puke The carpet was stained brown from coffee or coke and underneath the foam in the 2 cup holders was thick brown resin which I imagine is 13 years of caramelized syrup from cokes that have created a gooey resin underneath the foam. I got em all goo gone clean and they look great now. Had a hell of a time with that stupid console though. The 2 metal tabs that 'pinch/hold' the screw in place were the devil's idea! headbutt

edit for photos to gross all yalls out!



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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:51 pm

^^^ Why I've never used the cup holders in mine, ever. i just couldn't trust myself not to spill it everywhere!

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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:06 am

Looks like you got the trim piece out, what happend with the stubborn screws? Also, while you have everything out, do you mind taking a pic of the underneath of the cupholder cover mechanism, you know the part that slides up and down covering the cup holders?
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:23 pm

I believe the material, or at least a lot of it, under the felt liners, is a soft rubbery non-drying sticky compound intended to hold the liners in place when you pull out a bottle/cup. I had a little soda accident with mine this summer, and removed the liners for cleaning also. There's definitely a factory-applied compound on the bottom side of the liners. Much like the rubbery stuff that holds new credit cards in place on the form letter they send them out on.
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:54 pm

BMD wrote:
Looks like you got the trim piece out, what happend with the stubborn screws? Also, while you have everything out, do you mind taking a pic of the underneath of the cupholder cover mechanism, you know the part that slides up and down covering the cup holders?
Sacrifices had to be made.. devil When I first gave up on the screw driver and then the pliers I got out the drill. I had it nice and centered and had the screw spinning but it wasn't coming up. plastic tabs lost their lives that day cold
I am going to work on the console again Friday so I will certainly get a picture or 2 for you, cyclops

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I believe the material, or at least a lot of it, under the felt liners, is a soft rubbery non-drying sticky compound intended to hold the liners in place when you pull out a bottle/cup. I had a little soda accident with mine this summer, and removed the liners for cleaning also. There's definitely a factory-applied compound on the bottom side of the liners. Much like the rubbery stuff that holds new credit cards in place on the form letter they send them out on.
I noticed the yellows glue stuff that holds them down but there was a lot more than just that sticking them into place! When I am ready to put them back in i plan on using the touch of a glue stick to achieve the same effect. Something that will keep it from coming up with a cup but not permanently holding them in place making cleaning impossible. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:47 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
BMD wrote:
Looks like you got the trim piece out, what happend with the stubborn screws? Also, while you have everything out, do you mind taking a pic of the underneath of the cupholder cover mechanism, you know the part that slides up and down covering the cup holders?
Sacrifices had to be made.. devil When I first gave up on the screw driver and then the pliers I got out the drill. I had it nice and centered and had the screw spinning but it wasn't coming up. plastic tabs lost their lives that day cold
I am going to work on the console again Friday so I will certainly get a picture or 2 for you, cyclops

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I believe the material, or at least a lot of it, under the felt liners, is a soft rubbery non-drying sticky compound intended to hold the liners in place when you pull out a bottle/cup. I had a little soda accident with mine this summer, and removed the liners for cleaning also. There's definitely a factory-applied compound on the bottom side of the liners. Much like the rubbery stuff that holds new credit cards in place on the form letter they send them out on.
I noticed the yellows glue stuff that holds them down but there was a lot more than just that sticking them into place! When I am ready to put them back in i plan on using the touch of a glue stick to achieve the same effect. Something that will keep it from coming up with a cup but not permanently holding them in place making cleaning impossible. bounce

if you look in a store that sells tapes and stuff (walmart, staples, hope depot, etc) you'll see 3M transparent 'adhesive squares' intended for posters, they are removable-reusable-re-positionable and would work for this.
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:09 am

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^^^ Why I've never used the cup holders in mine, ever. i just couldn't trust myself not to spill it everywhere!

ditto. My "cup holder" is a cell phone holder 90% of the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:32 am

I keep some quarters in there for the meter, and a small pocket knife.

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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:46 am

AA why dont you use the coin holder in the center console?
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PostSubject: Re: Cup Holder - Anyone else have this problem?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 pm

I use meters a lot, and the holder doesn't hold much change. And the cup holder is more convenient to grab.

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