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Old 03-31-2012, 08:42 PM
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Unhappy Center Console Upholstry

Has anyone had any problems with the vinyl or whatever type upholstry on the center console cracking and splitting? I have an 05 with the black cloth interior and it has the fake leather type console lid. The material has split and exposing the stuffing underneath. If anyone else has ran into this, how did you fix it? Did you use just a cover, or do you know any places online that makes good covers? Any tips, suggestions, ideas would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to spend 300 dollars to get an entire new console.
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Never had any problems with the vinyl splitting, but it could be caused by using products like armorall on the vinyl since they're silicone based and dry out the vinyl causing it to be brittle.

As for a solution, your best bet would to try getting a new cover from a junk yard OR you can upgrade the interior using something like katzkin or get a Mopar seat cover set.
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Mine split and cracked too. Took it to the upholster and 50.00 later fixed like new! They had the same material as OEM. The match was perfect.
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Awesome - My '05 cracked too, right where my elbow sits....was the person you took it to a furniture ulpolsterer? Or a tailor?
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Awesome - My '05 cracked too, right where my elbow sits....was the person you took it to a furniture ulpolsterer? Or a tailor?

The shop did everything, but do shop around. I had quotes as much as 150.00!!!
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very common problem they will get the elbow imprint in them and split open. I think i new lid is stupid money check with your local salvage yards maybe you can find one cheap
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mine is fine on my truck but my buddies 05 ram is all cracked up because he is constantly leaning his elbow on it.
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other person i have a brand new vinyl/leather same dodge charcoal interior center console cover id sell you for dirt cheap. i bought a set off leather seats a few years ago and it came with one and the rear head rests. i never used it.
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I would be letting my fingers do the walking & find a Auto Upholstery shop that works on Classic Cars, Hot Rods, & Convertibles
You know that you would be using a good shop, because Hot Rodders love their vehicles
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Dont even bother driving out to an upholstry shop and then have to drive back to pick it up. Just order an entire new center lid on ebay. I saw a few on ebay go for about 60 or 70 shipped if my memory serves me correctly. I actually wanted two center lids one normal one and one that I can swap to that has a plank of wood custom cut screwed to the top that holds a laptop mounted at an angle.
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