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Old 07-12-2013, 02:20 PM
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center console fix?

I did a quick search and couldnt come up with anything, maybe yall can help me out!

I have the 40/20/40 seat with the center console. The console likes to get stuck in the up position. I moved the plastic cover piece and was looking at it. Inside the driver side hinge there is a little arm that falls backwards to allow it fold back down. The problem is it doesnt fall back like it should. I sprayed a little wd40 on it to see if that would help it fall. It worked 20 times in a row after that.... but not the next day!

Is there any fix for this?
Is there supposed to be a helper spring on it?
Hell idk!

I can take a small flat head screw driver and barely push it to fold it down, but thats annoying to do everytime.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:58 AM
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same problem man.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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I posted the same problem a couple of weeks ago and no replies. I thought I was just butt stupid and it was so obvious that no one replied out of the goodness of their hearts.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:37 PM
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If I can find some free time this weekend I might take a closer look and see what I can come up with for a fix.

Glad Im not the only one with this dang problem!
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:26 PM
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Yeah I wish I could help you guys out but mine has 02 seats in it
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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Here was my fix:
I stuffed a towel under and around the hinge, sprayed a bunch of simple green/ hot water into the hinge housing and took my air hose and blew it dry, did that about 4-5 different times, then I just sprayed some wd40 on it and called it good. It has been going back down without locking up perfectly for about 6 days now.

Im taking a shot in the dark, but I think it just gets alot of dust/dirt built up inside there which causes the locking arm to not fall backwards freely. So just clean the damn thing and hopefully it works for you as it did for me.

best thing about this, is the fact it only took a few minutes and cost me nothin!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:35 AM
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sounds like a plan. I will try that. I took the cover off to expose the hinges and I now know that the previous owner had a white dog. LOL
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:51 PM
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sounds like a plan. I will try that. I took the cover off to expose the hinges and I now know that the previous owner had a white dog. LOL
I found a french fry lol

Kinda sucks that we cant take the housing of the hinge off to get inside of it.
Mine looked to re riveted or pressed together.

Im having good luck so far with just cleaning it.

Dont forget the towel to catch all the drips!
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