Cup Holder Comes Out Of Slot When I Use It?
Posted 06 July 2004 - 05:15 AM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 04:20 AM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 12:02 AM
I fixed it mine by hand bending two wire form pieces and epoxying them into place. After trying several materials, the flat stock I used just happened to be the wiper blade retainer. If you're "fabricatably" inclined, you might try it.
I'd send you a picture, but it was such a tight fit, it will never come out.
Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:24 PM
Yes, I have the same problem as Kino... my cup holder pops all the way out. There must be a clever and simple solution, surely?!
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:47 AM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 11:10 AM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 12:43 PM
Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:29 AM
Basically, I made a flat wire form to replace these tabs that broke off.
As I mentioned earlier, after many trials, the eventual material that worked was the flat metal piece that holds the rubber wiper blades in place (which I'd just replaced).
I'll try to describe the part feature by feature.
At one end is a triangular bend (like a numeral "4" laying flat) that serves as the locking tab. It's critical that the locking surface is the correct length and height.
Then the part has a 90 degree twist with a slight offset. I made this feature by putting the part in a soft jaw vise and carefully twisting it with a crescent wrench.
Then there is flat section that goes between a plastic screw boss and the side of the tray. Finally, there is a loop that wraps around the screw boss. I made this feature by wrapping the stock around a screwdriver shaft.
Finally, the pieces were epoxied in place. Make sure you know how the pieces go back together, so you don't create an interference. One of the bosses has a spring on it so you have to avoid that one.
Although the two sides are similar, the parts are still fairly different (e.g length, offset, etc.).
It cracks me up that we're going through all this for a lousy cupholder. Maybe someone will help me with a fix like this for my side window trim that's starting to separate. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:12 PM
Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:45 PM
MY question is this, is there any way to take apart the arm rest so i can just put my cupholder in there instead of sliding it in there.
I'm afraid that if i try to slide it in there, those plastic prongs will snap in a weaker spot. That sucker is jb welded on there strong!!