Mustang Center Console Lid Lower Trim Panel Ford Tooling 1987-1993
Ford Tooling Center Console Lid Lower Trim Panel for 1987-1993 Mustangs.
This Ford Tooling panel mounts underneath the center console armrest. It is the part that takes the most abuse each and every time you open and close the console lid. This trim panel comes with a reinforced catch to help eliminate the chances of breaking along with attached rubber bumpers.
If you have a Fox Body mustang, there are two common problems you’re going to have with your console. One is going to be the ash tray door, which in the case of our ’90, it actually still works like it’s supposed to. The other, is the console itself. Believe it or not at one point, you had to push this button for the console to open, but over the years with people slamming the console shut, the plate breaks off and the latch doesn’t work like it’s supposed to. Today, we’re going to show you how to replace this plate, so your console latches properly.
We’re going to start by removing the old piece by pulling out these four Phillips Head screws. You want to make sure that the vinyl for the pad covers this plastic as much as possible. In our case, it’s around the edge here a little bit, but just pick it up and pull it back over. The interior can be a little tight, but overall it’s not too bad. If your pads in bad shape, we do offer replacements, as well.
Here’s the new base for our lid with the proper latch still on it. Pull the vinyl plate against the lid just over the top two screws. Our installation is done. You can see now it works exactly like it’s supposed to. A replacement console lid is an easy to install option for a very common problem. The only tool going to be required is going to be a Phillips Head screw driver. Installation should take you no more than about five minutes, so you’ll be back on the road in no time.