Refurb Centre Console or replace?

Moderators: theelanman, dapinky, Nige, Elanlover, Sy V, muley, Enright, algirdas, nitroman, GeoffSmith, clemo, Dave Eds, Specky, DaveT

Refurb Centre Console or replace?

Postby Vaughnc » Sat 10.07.2021, 23:29

Had to remove the centre console today in order to replace the radio aerial coax. Its now my chance to clean it up and resolve some issues. Mostly this means fixing multiple cracks in the centre console plastic. It seems that the remote sensor module for the central locking was fixed under the centre console awkwardly. Therefore there was inadequate support for the console plastic so it would bend and crack as it pivoted over the module.

Does anyone have ideas on how best to fix these cracks?
Or does anyone have a spare centre console in good conditon (i.e. without cracks) that I could buy?

This is for my S2 BTW, so a different centre console design to the main run of Elans.

Kind regards, Vaughn
S2 #750 Calypso Red, SAAB 9-5 2.8l XWD, SAAB 93 Aero Convertible; Previously a series of SAABs and a TVR V8S (an even more temperamental fibre glass car!)
User avatar
Vaughnc
Newbie
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon 30.04.2018, 12:52
Location: Maidenhead

Re: Refurb Centre Console or replace?

Postby Rambo » Sun 11.07.2021, 06:44

If you've got a spare £75 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183895879224

Mind you, margaret_65 says it's made of fibreglass but I doubt that very much. Unless she has made a copy of the plastic OEM part ?
Rambo
Don't push me
 
Posts: 8562
Joined: Wed 24.12.2003, 00:37
Location: Heriot

Re: Refurb Centre Console or replace?

Postby Vaughnc » Sun 11.07.2021, 12:46

Thanks for your reply. I've seen the ebay ad, and I think its been available for a long time.
What I can't understand is how it can be used and yet the switchgear holes are all filled in and still need to be cut out. I might contact the seller to ask.
Of course I could try plastic welding my console cracks but I fear it will look worse and be just as weak as before.
S2 #750 Calypso Red, SAAB 9-5 2.8l XWD, SAAB 93 Aero Convertible; Previously a series of SAABs and a TVR V8S (an even more temperamental fibre glass car!)
User avatar
Vaughnc
Newbie
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon 30.04.2018, 12:52
Location: Maidenhead

Re: Refurb Centre Console or replace?

Postby esprit888 » Mon 12.07.2021, 01:53

The Ebay console has had the vinyl overwrap removed and the opening filled (no idea why!) You could repair your plastic section and re-wrap it in either a material that compliments your car or in leather, these have been for sale for a while, no idea if they are any good:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232363045586 ... %3A2047675
User avatar
esprit888
God
 
Posts: 889
Joined: Fri 31.10.2008, 18:56
Location: Lotus Land-Canada


Return to Interior

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests