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EA82 (and maybe EA81) owners... how about some CUP HOLDERS!!!
Posted 18 October 2003 - 07:45 PM
You need to use the cup holder unit out of a 1991-94 Nissan Sentra. It basically consists of a mounting sleeve that holds a sliding cup holder assembly. If you can find a car at the yard with the vent panel off, this cup holder comes off with only 2 screws. It's located below the heater/AC controls.
Before installing this in the car, you need to do a few things. The sliding mounting collar- it needs to come off and be flipped over, then slid back on. You want the sides with the mounting holes to be flush with the back of the stereo plate. You'll also need to trim some plastic off the corners of the mounting holes, so they will clear the screw posts on the stereo faceplate.
The cup holder has a couple little wire brackets on top that flip down so you can put those little Japanese soda cans in it. There won't be enough room to flip them up for American drinks once the holder is mounted. Pop those suckers off and get rid of them!
Once you have the cup holder screwed onto the back of the mounting plate, you'll have to modify the stereo brackets on the car. As you know they taper inward on the bottom, where the plastic cubby hole mounts. You need to either cut off the bottom of these brackets, or bend the bottom out of the way, as the cup holder is a good 3/4 inch wider than the cubby hole.
Then just screw the stereo plate on, and that's it!
It'll be a little hard to work the stereo controls with cups in the holder, but hey, it's worth it IMO.
Clearance is OK with an automatic, the stick may come VERY close to the holder in a manual. You may have to put a couple washers on your screws and move the holder farther back into the dash.
Posted 18 October 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:29 PM
i can set coffee on the dash of my ea82 when the axles are good.
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 02:58 AM
(your right about the cutting tho)
That's my car BTW.
I just don't think the cup holder would have enough clearance with the shifter while open - unless you bent the shifter rod backwards.
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I did know about what else he imported, actually a year ago he tried to import another yugo like car, started with a Z?
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