· THIS CONSOLE WAS DESIGNED FOR A STOCK OEM VEHICLE, ANY MODIFICATIONS MADE MAY AFFECT THE FIT INCLUDING: CARPET REMOVAL/CHANGES, LIFT KITS, SEATS, ETC.
· FREQUENT LUBRICATION IS NECESSARY ON THE LOCKING SYSTEM - The pushbutton lock contains an “O” ring seal to protect the interior from dust and water. If this mechanism is not lubricated regularly it will become difficult to operate and it may not return to its home position preventing the key from operating the lock. If this happens simply pull up on the pushbutton to manually bring it back to its home position. Lubricate the pushbutton with a light lubricant such as silicone spray. The pushbutton may have to be periodically disassembled and cleaned.
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION.
1. IMPORTANT! Make sure the vehicle is parked on a flat surface and place stops behind the wheels to prevent it from rolling. During the installation the vehicle will need to have the emergency brake deactivated, and the 4wd transfer case, Automatic, and manual transmission placed in neutral.
2. The installation will be much easier if the passenger side and/or drivers side seat(s) are unfastened by removing the (4) mounting bolts per seat (Slide the seat forward and reverse for access to bolts). Leave the seatbelts and wiring attached but maneuver the seat to the side making more room for the console removal and installation. The wiring harness may come unplugged (Especially on the driver side); don’t forget to reattach it when refastening the seats or the Jeep will beep constantly. If choosing to complete remove one or both seats, the left and right adjuster tracks can be slid forward/backward independently and the headrest removed in order to make seat removal easier.
3. Place the 4wd transfer case shifter in 4HI or Neutral and remove the shifter knob. Removal of the knob is best achieved by gripping with both hands and pulling it straight off with moderate force. It is not screwed on, do not try to twist and be careful what is behind you because when it comes off you may fly backwards.
4. Set the parking brake by pulling up as high as it will go. Remove the OEM front console section (Illustrated #27.30.3 – Fig 1) by gripping a corner and pulling firmly up to unclip the (7) plastic trim clips. Take care not to damage the plastic clips. The OEM front console section will be re-used.
5. Remove the (4) Torx screws (#27.18 – Fig 1) securing the OEM bottom console section (Illustrated #27.30.1 – Fig 1). Save the Torx screws as they will be reused. If the console has electric window switches and/or LED courtesy lighting in the rear panel, external 115V power port, internal USB port, or internal 12V power port, follow the applicable instructions below.
If the vehicle has electric window switches mounted in the rear panel: (Illustrated #27.11 – Fig 1)
6. Vehicles with rear electric windows which have switches mounted in the rear panel (Illustrated #27.11 – Fig 1) with a wiring harness (Illustrated #27.16 – Fig 1) will need them removed. .
7. Remove the OEM console rear panel (Illustrated #27.30.10 – Fig 1) by using a plastic trim removal tool to pry the panel loose from the (6) plastic clips. Then unplug the switch harness and remove the switch body from the rear panel using a flat screwdriver or plastic trim tool.
8. Remove the support clamps which attach the wiring harness to the bottom of the original console insert (Illustrated #27.30.4 – Fig 1) by popping them out with a flat head screwdriver. (These may break when removed but they will not be reused). Feed the wiring harness down through the bottom of the OEM console.
If the vehicle has LED courtesy lighting mounted in the rear panel: (Illustrated #27.32 – Fig 1)
9. Vehicles with rear LED lighting which have lamp mounted in the rear panel (Illustrated #27.32 – Fig 1) with a wiring harness (Illustrated #27.33 – Fig 1) will need them removed. .
10. Remove the OEM console rear panel (Illustrated #27.30.10 – Fig 1) by using a plastic trim removal tool to pry the panel loose from the (6) plastic clips. Then unplug the wiring harness and remove the lamp body from the rear panel using a flat screwdriver or plastic trim tool.
11. Remove the wiring harness along with the #27.16 harness by feeding the wiring harness down through the bottom of the OEM console.
If the vehicle has 115V power port mounted in the front panel: (Illustrated #27.12 – Fig 1)
12. Vehicles which feature front external 115V power port (Illustrated 27.12 - Fig 1) will need to remove the power port.
13. Using a plastic trim removal tool, pry up on the front center trim piece (Illustrated #27.30.12 – Fig 1) to free the panel from the (3) plastic clips. Then unplug the 115V power harness and remove the 115V power port from the front panel. Save the power port for reuse.
14. Feed the wiring harness down through the bottom of the OEM console.
If the vehicle has internal USB port mounted in the OEM console insert: (Illustrated #27.14 – Fig 1)
15. Vehicles which feature a USB port (Illustrated #27.14 - Fig 1) will need to remove the USB port.
16. Unclip the USB port from the OEM console insert by releasing the clips and sliding the port towards the driver’s side of the vehicle. OEM console may need to be lifted up slightly to reach the USB port.
17. Unclip the wiring harness from the front middle of the OEM console at the front of the OEM cupholders. Feed the USB port and wiring harness down through the bottom of the OEM console. The USB port will be reused. (The USB “pigtail” cable can be unplugged and removed from the vehicle via the intermediate gray connector located between the transfer case and main shifter housings.)
If the vehicle has internal 12V power port mounted in the OEM console insert: (Illustrated #27.13 – Fig 1)
18. Vehicles which feature 12V power port (Illustrated #27.13 - Fig 1) will need to remove the 12V power port.
19. Unplug the wire harness from the 12V power port and feed the wiring harness down through the bottom of the OEM console. OEM console may need to be lifted up slightly to reach the 12V power port.
20. Remove the 12V power port from the OEM console insert by pressing it out from the rear. Using the palm of your hand, pop the power port firmly from the rear and into the console compartment. Take care not to damage the clips on the side of the power port. 12V power port will be reused.
21. With all accessories removed and all wiring harnesses loose through the bottom of the OEM console, the console (#27.30.1) should be free to be removed. Unclip the (1) metal spring clip retainer (Illustrated in Fig 1) at the front middle of the console (at the shifter housing). Lift the console up and out of the vehicle. Lift the rear up first then maneuver the front up over the emergency parking brake and shift levers.
22. With the console removed from the vehicle, remove and save the OEM front rubber cup holder insert (Illustrated #27.30.2 – Fig 1) by popping out of the retainers at the bottom. Front rubber cup holder will be reused.