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Is there a fix for a 2001 Cup Holder

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My cupholder is broken at the hinge and i believe this is a common problem. I searched for a bit but I didnt find a fix for the problem. Does anyone know of one?? I would rather not have to buy a new cup holder and Im not a fan of aftermarket cupholders in my truck either.
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I'm getting the impression that you're similar to me and anal on certain things. The aftermarket cup holder was the tip-off...so the cable fix in the Do You Think This Will Hold A Big Gulp (paraphrase) thread just won't do.

Do you have any pictures of it? I worked in scrap/salvage/recycling/junk yards for years and they always came in broken. I think we had one that came in that wasn't and the owner had me pull it so he had a spare.

In any event...if it's just cracked at the lower hinge I've repaired a few of them (and glove boxes) with a technique I devised for plastic welding.
 

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Ya just an idea I saw. There are pics of it in the post.
RF, I wasn't saying anything bad about your suggestion, so please don't take offense to it. :box: Yes I saw it and it is a viable option, I just got the impression from his post that it wasn't for him. That's all.

But what I usually do, believe it or not, coffee stirrers. :thk: Get a stack of 'me and get it set the way you want it. Light the end of it and let it burn. when it starts to drip make sure it's where you want it and keep it going.

It'll repair it from behind and isn't noticeable.
 

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The only thing I can think of if the pieces are gone is to remove it and try to cut some out of cardboard or sturdy paper to use as a pattern. Then possibly go to a good hobby shop (RC cars, airplanes, boats, etc...) and ask them the best way to fix it.

With the cost of some of those "toys" I'd think they get damaged and they have a solution to fixing them. Since it's plastic, they very well may have a solution.

I'm interested in seeing what they might have to say.

(ramfam...I think I'd prefer a cup holder with a lower center of gravity...driving the Manual Trans and morning coffee is always an interesting en devour)
 
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