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Hole Cut in Center Console (2014) - Why?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by PVTundra, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Aug 27, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    Hi all. New member here. Bought a 2014 Tundra 1794 4x4.

    I noticed a vinyl cover at the bottom of the center console storage area that was attached with double sided tape. Under that there is a rectangular hole cut out. I can't figure out why the original owner would do this. I've seen the threads on gun safes and wireless chargers, but none of them would necessitate cutting a hole in the console.

    Should I be worried about this? Would it cause any adverse effects with rear AC or anything else?

    I'll post some pics shortly.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    :eek2: :notsure:

    Maybe a two way radio was mounted in there and needed that hole for the antenna wire and the bolt for a ground.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    I'd check and make sure there are no leftover drugs in there.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    Does anyone know what's on the other end of that bolt? This might have been a repair that started with "First, remove the center console..." and quickly became "First, cut a hole in the center console...."
     
  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    Judging by the holes and scuff marks down the side it looks like they had something mounted in the console that was too tall, so they cut out the bottom to make it fit and close the lid.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    This is what I was afraid of!




    Seems reasonable. Maybe a weird safe?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    As long as the PO didn’t drill too far and puncture an airbag, you should be fine.
     
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    A perfect excuse to install the center console safe.;)
     
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    hahahaha oh man Joon. Miss you buddy and your humor
     
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    Not too bad to work with, I made crossover covers with them, just a knife and heat.

    IMG_1653.jpg
     

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