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Center console conversion (just console for now)

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BIGED1975, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    BIGED1975

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    Level kit WHeels/Tires Exhaust center console conversion
    Took out center seat and put console main reason .....the cup holders on the old center seat sucked they did away with pull out cup holders like i had on my 2nd gen was driving me nuts 1202181724_HDR.jpg

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  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    That looks good. Just weird not seeing the shifter there.
    But a great spot for switches.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    charliebison

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    I’ve been thinking about doing this. Where did you get the parts? Do you have a list of the part numbers you could share?
     
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  4. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    just ordered center console from lkq cleaned it up and put in after i removed seat 4 bolts 2 under hidden storage compartment two on back sides of seat made a filler panel for shifter paid 170.00 for console just make sure you get proper center console with/ without vents
     
  5. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    i made filler panel from the first console they sent me it came in destroyed from ups i cut a piece off the junked one so matches rest of console perfectly
     
  6. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    took 30 mins to pull seat and install console
     
  7. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    whoa. did not know that could be done. why move back to shifter on collar?? just aesthetics?
     
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  8. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    its still column shift.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    but.....the full conversion to center shift is doable
     
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  10. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Whoa. My biggest gripe with my truck is the center console. I wonder if my DIY skills are up to par enough to do this. Would love to get the Center console and get rid of the bench middle
     
  11. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    Just ordered a console from LKQ! Conversion here I come!
     
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  12. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Do you know how? I’d be willing to entertain the idea.
     
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  13. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Nice job. I actually prefer a column shift, just feels more utility/truck-like to me. But I didn't want to do without the console, but to me, you have the best of both worlds now!
     
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  14. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    The LKQ you guys are referring to, is that lkqcorp.com ? Sorry, I’m a newb to the truck world
     
  15. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    I think I recall a few people on here wanting to swap the other way, guys with Crew Max cabs (no front bench seat option) that want to convert to a front bench seat. If any of you knows/ finds a reasonable way to relocate the shifters, you'd probably find members on here willing to swap front seat configurations with you....

    @Eclipsed & Floating ....
     
  16. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    I really like this! I might have to look into doing this. I hate the cup holders on the center seat as well. And it would be a great spot to put a switch panel.
     
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    No, this is the link: https://www.lkqonline.com/
     
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    You can also find them at:

    car-part.com
     
  20. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    its an easy mod.....
     
  21. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    main reason for the mod was the cup holders....agree with prefer the column shift same reason
     
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    but regarding full conversion as i stated before looks easy enough the shifter cable runs thru the floor to same location under console/ all that would be needed is shift assembly(floor shifter) the shorter cable and couple elect mods and either leave column or replace with one without shifter
     
  23. Dec 13, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    Do you have a link to the one you bought, I either dont see one, or I am looking for the wrong part. Thanks in advance
     
  24. Dec 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Use the drop down option boxes on the left hand side. Also, be careful, they did not package mine well at all! They only used one layer of bubble wrap and the all the pieces were scratched beyond use and the tabs to connect the pieces were all broken. I’m trying to get a refund right now.
     
  25. Dec 13, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    The original center console I ordered was mangled also I called them and they told me to junk that one and they sent a another one from another location...also the original one they sent was incomplete call lkq they will make it right...second one was almost perfect for a used part...and was shipped much better
     
  26. Jan 3, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    New member here, been reading everyone posts for awhile. I have a center console and in process of swapping everything over to column shifter and jump seat. Only about $100 in on a steering column w/o tow haul so far and been pricing seats from eBay and junk yards hopefully one with ac vents. Still having trouble finding a shift cable that’s not too pricy. There over $200 new and can’t find a used one yet. I joined just for any advice on this project and hope to find it. Im a mechanic so not afraid to tear into her and can’t be as bad as my last truck(f250 6.0)! Haveing a 4th child has pushed for this project and no way I will come out clean trading trucks.
     
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    Good luck with the conversion! If you need to sell your center console, I’d be more than happy to buy it, as I am trying to do the opposite as you.
     
  28. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    What color is your center seat? I need a grey with black plastic trim
     
  29. Jan 4, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    That’s what I have but I plan on keeping it.
     
  30. Jan 4, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Question for the guys doing conversion. Why did you guys get a 6 seater? For me I need the 6 seat but looks like ppl doing the change don’t even need it?
     
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