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This is a discussion on 05 center console in an 04???? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have already caught a little slack for wanting this already, but I would really like to know the answer ...

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    Question 05 center console in an 04????

    I have already caught a little slack for wanting this already, but I would really like to know the answer without having to waste money and time to return pieces that don't fit. My 04 wrx has a dead panel at the back of the ebrake compartment console. In an 05 wrx, this is a cupholder (optional?) Awhile back I tried ordering the 05 cupholder and putting it in, but it was a slightly different shape and the tabs did not line up. What I want to know is how much of the center console would I have to replace in order to have a rear cupholder from the factory? Would the new console even bolt up to the dash correctly?
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    If I can remember correctly, I seem to recall a post somewhere a long time ago stating that the Forester had a cup holder back there. And I think an 04 Forester cup holder will fit in that spot. Good luck on the search, and I hope that my info was somewhat correct...

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    I will ask my local dealer if they can answer that part of it for me. Thanks for a starting point
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    Don't even think about changing a <2004 center console to >2005 parts. The parking brake position is different and unless you are into cutting and welding, the two are incompatible.

    Some of the same vintage Forester parts are compatible. Here is one place to get the cup holder:

    http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/04sti-interior.html

    It's not a color match. A few years ago you could easily get the part pre panted, but this is the first link I found on my old list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi
    Don't even think about changing a <2004 center console to >2005 parts. The parking brake position is different and unless you are into cutting and welding, the two are incompatible.

    Some of the same vintage Forester parts are compatible. Here is one place to get the cup holder:

    http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/04sti-interior.html

    It's not a color match. A few years ago you could easily get the part pre panted, but this is the first link I found on my old list.
    point is duely noted. that would be way too much effort for something so stupid. i could probably get around the color match issue with the forester piece, tho. thanks for the link
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    It's not stupid for you.

    3 year ago this was an active topic. Boy were we dumb...

    Eastwood and others have black plastic paint that will make the part look factory.

    It's my '04 in my avatar and this mod never turned my crank...
    Cones don't count at Hillclimbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi
    It's not stupid for you.

    3 year ago this was an active topic. Boy were we dumb...

    Eastwood and others have black plastic paint that will make the part look factory.

    It's my '04 in my avatar and this mod never turned my crank...
    I just want to have a place other than in front of my stereo to put a drink. I am still a cigarette smoker (for now), but don't want to damage any part of my car by going for an ashtray that I can't see AND watch the road at the same time. I have a cupholder ashtray from my last car, but it does not fit in the console cupholder and again, it is way out of my field of vision when driving in rush hour stop and go. My bottle of water is usually down there anyway. Then, when I do have passengers, they have no place for a drink because of the ashtray. So I was looking for the most oem looking solution to have my cake and eat it too. Most people I have talked to either see no need for another cupholder, or just don't care about having passengers because the backseat is always empty, which is cool, but I could really use it.
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    I understand what you are looking for better now. The add on cup holder in question is for the back seat passengers. Well out of line of sight / feel of the driver. Heck, the arm rest compartment for me is a bottomless pit while driving.

    I have never seen other good options for the driver.

    You can tell how much FHI cares about smokers. The car came with a blanking plug for the lighter socket / power plug, and said that if you EVER used it with a lighter that it was not posable to use it as a power port again.
    Cones don't count at Hillclimbs.

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    can you change the part around the radio to an 05 so you dont have cup holders there?
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    I didn't just fall off the truck from riceville. I mean how do you know the earth is round? You have a book that "SAYS" so... That doesn't mean too much.

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