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Center Console "Mod"

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Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:59 am

Installed a Taurus style center console in my interceptor. :twisted:

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by GhostRider » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:04 pm

Kinda looks weird with 2 shifters. I think it takes away from any coolness it would have. Get rid of the floor shifter.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:00 pm

I say just the opposite get rid of the Column shifter.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Webmaster » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:50 pm

I prefer column shifters all day long, it's such a waste of space down on the console ;) Lose the extraneous shifter that's taking up space for more useful stuff, like storing your drive-thru snacks LOL
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Domain » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:02 am

Column shift is what makes a PI a PI.

OP crossposted this on another forum, he did have big plans for the floor shift space make it more useful for other devices.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by jmr061 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:43 am

Nice Job. Ford should offer the PI console as an assembly but they don't the pricing of all the parts needed is outrageous. I know a guy that put a civilian console in a PI Utility and custom did up a plate where the console shifter went.

Looks good but agree the shift needs to go asap.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:35 am

jmr061 wrote:Nice Job. Ford should offer the PI console as an assembly but they don't the pricing of all the parts needed is outrageous. I know a guy that put a civilian console in a PI Utility and custom did up a plate where the console shifter went.

Looks good but agree the shift needs to go asap.

Thanks. Yeah that's actually what my plan was that Domain mentioned above. I'm going to (eventually) have a plate machined to a factory style fitment and install it where the shifter and it's current bezel is at. With 12v power and USB plugs installed flush within it.

...and if I get in a real creative mood, have a power inverter outlet or two mounted there instead, with the power inverter itself remotely mounted elsewhere (trunk probably).

(Example of such from the install we did on my Land Rover a while back, with a 3,200watt max inverter remotely mounted elsewhere)

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by GhostRider » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:15 pm

Webmaster wrote:I prefer column shifters all day long
Me too! I came from having a CVPI. I miss my column shifter. Because I have a power adjustable column, I cant even mod it.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by NotACop » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:13 pm

I found out today that there is an option when you buy an interceptor to choose a police version of the standard taurus console. It's part of the interior upgrade package that includes carpets and floor mats.

It's essentially the console you have here with different center inserts instead of the shiny black ones. Ford makes a part to replace the center shifter plate, part #: <045A76.

Here's what it looks like with the police version of the standard console:
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Celticwolf » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:28 am

That is the car I bought yesterday, I recognize the dealer photo :D

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by jmr061 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:17 pm

And for those who want to put civilian consoles in you can order the blank plate and the 12V outlet panel to make it look like the official police console (get rid of the floor shifter). You loose the compartment to the right of the shifter however. The parts run like $200 if I recall correctly.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Celticwolf » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:22 am

The cup holders are kind of awkward. You need T-Rex arms to use them.

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Celticwolf » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:22 am

Inside the console it has cut outs for more power outlets, that are not installed. I would like to add these, does anyone know how to do this?

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:15 pm

Bit of an update, did some refinement.

End result of today's work. Police console plate modded to work with SHO style civilian console, console shifter removed with a block off plate fabricated to go in it's place, and the factory lighting hooked up.

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Celticwolf » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:41 am

Nice. Did you buy the console or find one in a junked car?

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:48 am

I grabbed it for about $100 off Ebay. It's from a SHO.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Stemac » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:44 am

Do you have pictures of the electronic connectors? I got a console for my interceptor and the connectors are different!

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:07 pm

Stemac wrote:Do you have pictures of the electronic connectors? I got a console for my interceptor and the connectors are different!
Electronic connectors to what exactly? The only thing electronically to hook up is the 12V (cigarette lighter) style ports. All of the factory wiring harness that came inside of your console can be stripped out.
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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by thall136 » Mon May 16, 2016 6:13 pm

where can i find the explorer model console for my interceptor

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Re: Center Console "Mod"

Post by Steele » Fri May 20, 2016 2:49 pm

thall136 wrote:where can i find the explorer model console for my interceptor
Dealer, junkyard, ebay.... etc..
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