Suggested Installation Instructions for 2010010 Console Cushion

Tools Needed:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Scissors

Read and familiarize yourself with each step of these instructions prior to starting.

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  • Remove 4 screws which secure the lid to the console hinge; set aside, (Illustration 1).

  • Remove remaining 6 screws that secure the plastic backing plate to the lid, (Illustration 2).

NOTE: 4 hinge screws are, (Round Head), 6 back plate are, (Flat Head), (Illustration 3).

(Illustration 4) shows separate back plate, lid and corresponding screws. Set back plate and corresponding screws aside.

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  • Fit and cut tape pieces as shown between screw housings and across the front, (Illustrations 5&6). Use Alcohol wipe to remove any residue that would prevent the tape from sticking to the inside of the console lid, (Wipe down areas where tape will go, (Illustration 6). 

  • Peel back the green cover and apply as shown, (Illustrations 7&8), NOTE: LEAVE THE WHITE PAPER COVER IN PLACE FOR NOW.
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  • WITH WHITE TAPE STILL IN PLACE, press each piece firmly to underside of lid, (Illustration 9).

  • At the rear of the lid cut one side of the white paper cover off the 3 end pieces in order to get the tape down into the angled area of the lid, (Illustration 10).

  • Make sure all pieces are firmly pressed in place as shown, (Illustration 11).

  • Illustration 12 shows the lid with tapes in place and the Console Cushion in the correct position. The long piece of tape is across the FRONT of the lid; the notched part of under  band shows the FRONT of the Console Cushion.
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NOTE: If it is a warm sunny day, set the Console Cushion face down on a piece of cloth out in the sun for about 10 minutes; this warms the vinyl and will allow it to stretch over the lid easily and fit more snuggly. OPTION 2 is to use a hair dryer: with the Console Cushion face down use the hair dryer to CAREFULLY!! warm the band, moving around the band, (Keep touching the vinyl to make sure it’s not getting too warm).

DO NOT put the Console Cushion in the microwave or conventional oven to warm.

  • With the Console Cushion band nice and warm, place the Console Cushion and the lid   FACE down on a table covered with a soft cloth; slide the lid inside the Console cushion pulling the Console Cushion tight against the front of the lid, (Illustration 13), then slide your fingers inside one of the rear corners; pushing against the lid with your thumbs, stretch that corner around the back of the lid, repeat for the other rear corner.  At this point, if the vinyl has cooled down, use the hair dryer to GENTLY re-warm the back band; make sure to feel the vinyl to make sure it’s not getting too warm.

  • All of the (sewn seam salvage) needs to be stretched so it lays flat under the BACK of the lid; this may require tuning the corner inside out and pulling the salvage under the lid.

  • (Illustration 15 & 16). At this point turn face up and make sure it is centered on the lid.
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  • When you are sure it is centered then remove the WHITE PAPER backing, (Illustration 17).

  • When all of the white paper backing has been removed; if you need to touch the tape for any reason use a piece of the white paper with the shiny side to press against the tape,  (Illustration 18).

  • Starting at the front of the cushion, locate the notch in the sewn seam salvage to use as a centering aid, (Illustration 19).

  • Pull band around and stick firmly to tape, (Illustration 20).
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  • At this point it’s nice to have a second pair of hands, to hold this part in place while you fit the two front corners, (Illustration 21). A few waves are normal here, (Illustration 22).

  • Moving to the rear, make sure the seam salvage is pulled around under the lid across the back and rear corners; stick firmly to tape, (Illustrations 23 & 24).

  • Finish up by stretching the sides in place, making sure the sewn salvage is pulled around  the back of the lid, (refer to Illustration 16), and stick firmly to tape, keeping the amount pulled equal on both sides. Cushion should be snug; with no wrinkles, (Illustration 25).
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Replace the back plate; NOTE the alignment pins, (Illustration 26). If the vinyl covers   these pins or any of the screw housings, trim away with your scissors. Replace only the 6 flat head screws; CAUTION: as you put in the screws press down with your thumb and then JUST SNUG the screws; if you over tighten you could crack the back plate, (Illustration 27). Replace lid to the hinge using the 4 round head screws. (ENJOY).

CLEANING: For light cleaning; use mild soap and water, (Just a damp rag). For heavier cleaning; use a quality leather/vinyl cleaner and conditioner.