Hate armrest, will the early console fit the ST?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by AlanBDahl, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    Bryan is spot on. Since I would no longer have the line-in and USB underneath the armrest, I would need them in the bezel near the shifter. I would also prefer the non-armrest version with the lighting.

    Steve, is it possible you could work up an invoice that would cover everything I need? From the diagrams I see there are quite a few similar parts, or it would appear so. Instrument panels 04608 RH and LH look to be interchangeable, as well as moulding 18498 which surrounds the shifter and HVAC controls. Too bad you are not any closer to work through this with me. This is the first thing I want to do with this car to make it 100 percent more comfortable.
     
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  3. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    The real questions involve the 19C149 panel and the 045A76 panel due to USB and sync options and also the 18498, there's only one option listed for the non-armest version but multiples for the car with armrest and I have no way to tell how interchangeable they are. Judging by the picture you "should" be able to reuse your old one.

    Here's what I have for options on the 045A76,

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    And the options on the 19C149,

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  4. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    I think 18498 has to do with what options are installed. So we have an ESC, Illumination, and dual seat heater buttons. I think (hope) that should work. The only problem would be if connecting points with the main console base are different.

    As for as 19C149, correct if I am wrong, but it looks like the CB version since we want black with sync. The CA version is light stone and the rest are "less SYNC."

    As for 045A76, it looks like the CB version again. I've seen it listed elsewhere as "w/o armrest, w/SYNC." But does that version include interior illumination?
     
  5. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    I grabbed this VIN from an SES for sale on autotrader: 3FADP4FJ4CM171670. Does that help narrow down the correct version of 19C149 and 045A76?
     
  6. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    045A76 is described as so, "
    Floor Console Insert
    Black/Black, With Sync, Aesthetic Lighting-Interior Pack 1, Ebony/Red No.2, Black/Cashmere, Black/Oxford White, Black/Blue, Ebony/Red; (-B*), (-C*), (-N*), (-R*), (-U*), (-Y*)"
     
  7. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    I also have a problem with my arm rest since I like my seat as low as possible, but this means the arm rest hits my elbow. I think a custom mod to lower and lengthen the arm rest, by trimming the existing console will be a better option, than the Fiesta arm rest replacement. I did this with my 1990 mustang. In the meantime, take off the arm rest, or do what I do, keep the arm rest open when driving.
     
  8. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    Taking off the armrest is difficult since to get it off one has to take the whole console apart. The hinge is actually mounted to the interior back of the console. The frame still hits my arm as well. I am 6 4, and like to have my seat low as well. Pretty much no way around interference.
     
  9. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    Outofdemo, try getting a shift lever entension either from Deadhook, or ebay (check out my build, Westcoast performance blue build, for the eBay one) I also have the Mountune short shift Trans adapter. And Bomba short shift lever.
     
  10. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    The armrest still interferes when I am at rest. I am tall and long-limbed so there is always to interference.
     
  11. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    Sounds like the Fiesta console without arm rest is your best choice. I would check out salvage yards for the pieces you need.
     
  12. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    That is a possibility as well. Right now I am working with Steve from Tasca Ford to see if I can find some new parts to use.
     
  13. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    As long as the options from that car match what you need the VIN will work. For the 045A76, 045A36, 19C149 and 13562 insert it's $357.00 plus shipping.

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  14. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    Thanks to Steve, parts are ordered. Hopefully everything fits together correctly. I will keep this thread updated and probably post an install "guide" when I am done.
     
  15. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Hopefully it goes smoothly. :)
     
  16. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    I think everything will "fit." It is just a matter of all of the options working the way that they are supposed to work.
     
  17. OutOfDemo

    OutOfDemo New Member

    Mission accomplished. It fits.

    Took about 4 hours as I ran into a few speed bumps. The consoles from different years use a different wiring harness than the ST, mainly because of the SD Card/USB/Line-in module in the armrest cubby. The whole wiring harness from the consoles need to be swapped. Also, there is no way to feed the line-in or USB on the older model consoles with the newer ST wiring. Therefore, I had to unwrap some of the harness from the ST to run the wiring for the SD/USB/Line module out of the bottom of the trim along the passenger side floor and reconnect the SD/USB/Line module there. I also had to swap power outlets from the old console to the new. The interior lighting is interchangeable, however you must relocate the interior lighting module to the new console. Luckily there was already a mounting spot the for the lighting module. Other than that, nothing cosmic or too difficult. The hardest part is getting all of the wiring harness out of the ST module. The connections for the interior lighting in the rear of the car are behind the back panel of the console, which is a beast to get apart. I usually follow the rule of never forcing anything when working on car interiors, but eventually it was only the brute force method that could get the back panel off.

    Driving the car now is perfect for me. The feeling of the shifter sitting to far forward or too low is completely gone now that I am not reaching over the armrest. The car feels much bigger now as well. The freedom of movement is fantastic.

    Many thanks to Steve from Tasca Auto Group for helping me pick out the correct parts. If any wants to do this in the future please contact Steve. BTW, when ordering the only parts required are 045A36 and 045A76. You will reuse 19C149 from your own car. In addition, 045A76 comes with 19C149 already installed, as well as 13562, so no need to order those two parts.
     
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  18. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Great to hear! Glad it worked out!
     
  19. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

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