what happens when the bass hits? haha
It's rock solid. No pun intended.Clean mod! How's it hold up with drinks and bass kicking?
A couple threads with other ideas and infoNice mod.
I just bought my Element. It is an LX and only has a hole where that speaker is. Can a cover be bought to add the cup holder to? I was thinking that I could add right above the hole where the speaker goes. I would not access to behind that panel. It would be a much harder install.
Can any one give me their thoughts. I have only had this for a few days but these cup holders are driving me nuts.
Yep, just did it exactly. Thanks! The cupholder still readily available on ebay, great instructions, and a quote. I was overthinking the height and my wife, the queen of large cups in cars, looked at it and said "Just do it like he did, he has it it perfect".Anyone else done this mod? I still love it.
Reference: http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=968962The only 'trick' I can think of is that the trim-plugs that hold the subwoofer cover in are wierd. You push in on the small center plug to release them. Once you have them out looking at them makes how they work clear.
Hey Marv,One of my most-appreciated mods (along with a backup camera and my non-skid doughnut tray on the dash). Holds a flip phone too It's a great mod to get started with as the instructions above by centerpunch are super clear and basically you do any drilling and fitting out of the car. I just followed them exactly with no problems at all.
I think what you are seeing are washers where the spacers meet the subwoofer. I trial fitted it a couple of times to get the spacer length and angle right so it sat level level but I'm pretty compulsive. As for spacers, any hardware store aluminum or even nylon bushings work well and are easy to cut and shape to fit the subwoofer cover. The only 'trick' I can think of is that the trim-plugs that hold the subwoofer cover in are wierd. You push in on the small center plug to release them. Once you have them out looking at them makes how they work clear.
Thanks again from me and my E to centerpunch for this,
centerpunch, thanks for the detailed info about installing the cup holder. Will definitely give this a try. But one of my first fixes to a newly purchased 2005 E is to fix and cover up the torn driver side seat cover. Can you tell me more about the "new oem driver's side seat bottom cushion cover" you found?Element newbie here- bought a mint '05 EX w/33K miles from a buddy earlier this year.
Did a few things so far ... new oem driver's side seat bottom cushion cover ...