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removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby 08_adaml » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi all, this may seem like an odd question, (ive tried to search but couldnt find anything) i have a spare gen 4 centre console that i want to replace in my 2.5i manual liberty wagon.

the spare console has two cup holders, rather than one cup holder and the ugly dual range selector. Is there a way to eliminate the dual range selector, either by cutting the selector and fixing it out of the way or maybe even removing it all together.

I havent really had a look how its all connected, whether its linkages or electronic switch, so im unsure of the method...

any help or advice is much appreciated..

Thanks.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Liberty Wagon » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:09 am

I am also interested to know if this retrofit is possible. I've had the console out before and know the the dual range selector is connected via linkages and is not electrical. I wouldn't want to permanently damage the selector to get rid of it but if it could be disconnected at a point a easily reconnected if I choose, I would definitely want to upgrade my centre console.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby brainy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:45 am

Any chance you can post a pic of the current console?
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Liberty Wagon » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:42 am

brainy wrote:Any chance you can post a pic of the current console?

Sorry to highjack your thread Adam but I'm assuming that you have the same console. This is the only picture I have at the moment but all it has is a single cup holder behind the selector. I can get better pictures if they are needed?

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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Mat04 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:43 pm

It's as easy as removing the shifter and tying the cable to something under the consol to stop it jumping between high and low range. I opted for the single range 5 speed box instead though.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Liberty Wagon » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:29 pm

Mat04 wrote:It's as easy as removing the shifter and tying the cable to something under the consol to stop it jumping between high and low range. I opted for the single range 5 speed box instead though.


Too easy mate, and I highly doubt that there would be anyone who would change their gearbox so they were able to fit a different center console, ha ha.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby 08_adaml » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:57 am

Liberty Wagon wrote:
brainy wrote:Any chance you can post a pic of the current console?

Sorry to highjack your thread Adam but I'm assuming that you have the same console. This is the only picture I have at the moment but all it has is a single cup holder behind the selector. I can get better pictures if they are needed?

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All good mate, i was away for the long weekend, but yeah my console is the same! i had a feeling you could just cable tie the cable out of sight. Sounds good. Once i have a bit of spare time, ill do a write up when i install the centre console and post it in here.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Liberty Wagon » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:05 pm

08_adaml wrote:
Liberty Wagon wrote:
brainy wrote:Any chance you can post a pic of the current console?

Sorry to highjack your thread Adam but I'm assuming that you have the same console. This is the only picture I have at the moment but all it has is a single cup holder behind the selector. I can get better pictures if they are needed?

20130209_171718.jpg


All good mate, i was away for the long weekend, but yeah my console is the same! i had a feeling you could just cable tie the cable out of sight. Sounds good. Once i have a bit of spare time, ill do a write up when i install the centre console and post it in here.


Sounds good mate :D
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Mat04 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:48 pm

I did the conversion on the weekend. Piece of piss. Cable tied the shifter cable to the hand brake bracket untill I swap gearboxes.

If anyone is interested I have a spare center console and black shifter surround for pre facelift models.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Mat04 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:04 pm

Walk through with out photos

Step 1: park car on flat level Ground
Step 2: disconnect battery
Step 3: remove shifter surround
Step 4: remove duel range shifter handle By taking handle apart and undoing the screw found inside
Step 5: undo 2 bolts found in center console
Step 6: UN clip hand brake cover
Step 7: gently lift center console out of the way
Step 8: remove 12mm bolts holding shifter braket
Step 9: remove cable from shifter
Step 10: pull cable firmly out so as to make sure it's in high range
Step 11: cable tie around the pin in the end of cable to the handbrake bracket
Step 12: cable tie the cable as hard as you can towards the drivers side of the tunnel so as to miss the cupholder in the new console
Step 13: reinstall everything in the order you removed.
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Re: removing dual range selector in centre console

Postby Thedadwagon » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:50 pm

How do I remove the cable from the dual range selector I just had it down to that stage and can't get the cable out
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