Instructions for the ST model:
1. Remove the interior light and the genuine plastic roof assembly.
2. In most cases the mounting bracket for the genuine
roof assembly can remain in position. If the radio to
be fitted in the front of the console is 190mm wide or
less, leave this bracket in position. The two screw holes
at the front of this bracket are utilised to hold the
front of the roof console in place. Remove the two front
screws in preparation for mounting the roof console.
|If the radio
is wider than 190mm, remove the bracket to allow the radio to fit into the roof
space. This bracket can be removed without removing the hoodlining. The two rear
mounting screws can be accessed through the hole in the hoodlining. These two
screws can be removed by using a 10mm socket with a ratchet handle. After removing
the bracket place a piece of foam rubber (or similar) between the hoodlining and
the turret to hold the hoodlining in place.|
3. Hold the console in position to check the fit.
Make sure you have received the correct console, in good
order, before cutting any holes in the console.
4. Remove the mounting bracket attached to the front
of the console. Remove from this bracket the two console
mounting screws that are held in position with masking
tape (leave the masking tape intact). Remove the spectacle
holder from the genuine roof assembly. Using the screws
supplied with the console, mount the spectacle holder
into the hole at the front of the console. Re-fit the
console mounting bracket back onto the console. To allow
screw driver access to the two front console mounting
screws, two holes must now be drilled into the inner casing
of the plastic spectacle holder. Using a 10mm diameter
drill bit, drill two holes through the back of
the spectacle holder in line with the two screw holes
in the console's front mounting bracket. Replace the front
console mounting screws back into position, ensure that
they are held firmly by the masking tape.
5. Fit your radio(s) and accessories into the console
- see the "instructions on installing a radio into
a console" and the "radio fitting kit"
supplied with the console. The radio mounted at the front
of the console should be sitting at a 90 degree angle
to the console's facia panel. In most cases the back of
this radio will sit above the console.
6. Prepare the roof console to accept the genuine interior light. The interior light is earthed by one of the screws that hold the light onto the body of the vehicle. When this light is fitted ontot he console it needs to be earthed. Remoce the interior light from the vehicle. Open the 'console fitting kit' and remove the earth wire and pop rivet. Attached the earth wire to the top of the interior light by pop riveting the earth wire terminal onto the interior light earth terminal (i.e. the pop rivet fits into one of the screw holes). Drill two holes into the pastic base of the interior light so that the light can be screwed onto the console. The earth wire can be attached to the body of the vehicle by utilising one of the 30mm screws that hold the back of the console to the vehicle. Using the two 15mm screws supplied, attach the interior light to the console. Remove the interior light from the console to allow access to the consoles rear mounting screw holes. It is now a simple procedure to re-mount the interior light after the console is fitted.
7. Install the wiring and aerial lead(s) before fitting
the console. Removal of the genuine roof assembly reveals
an opening in the hoodlining. Remove the passengers side
sunvisor (the passengers side is easier to work on, if
the aerial is mounted on the driver's side you may prefer
to follow the same procedure on the driver's side). Remove
the grab handle and the plastic trim on the "A"
pillar (the pillar between the windscreen and the front
door). Pull down a section of the pinchweld (the rubber
door seal) next to the "A" pillar. You now have
access to run the wiring from the centre of the roof to
under the dashboard. Pull your wiring across the roof
above the hoodlining from the centre of the roof to the
passenger's door. Be sure to leave enough spare wire to
reach down to the seat. This will make it easier to connect
your wiring to the radio(s) before fitting the console.
The excess wire can be coiled up inside the console.
8. Place the console on the seat. Connect the wiring
and check that the radio(s) and accessories are operational
before installing the console.
9. Make sure the interior light wire is long enough
to reach past the base of the console. A gentle pull will
free up some extra length of this wire. In most cases
it will be necessary to extend this wire.
10. Coil up any excess wire while lifting the console
into position. Thread the interior light wire down through
the hole in the console for the interior light. Press
the console firmly onto the hoodlining. Ensure that all
four mounting points line up with the screw holes in the
vehicle. If the console does not fit neatly onto the hoodlining,
the front radio may be touching part of the mounting bracket
for the genuine roof assembly. Part of this bracket is
a small steel tab with a captive nut attached. Move this
tab out of the way by bending it forward.
11. Using the screws provided, attach the front of
the console in position. Do not tighten the screws yet,
this will allow the back of the console to move enough
to line up the rear mounting screw holes.
12. Using the two 30mm x 12 gauge self tapping screws
and the two washers supplied in the "console fitting
kit", screw the back of the console to the original
interior light mounting screw holes. The interior light
earth wire supplied with the "console fitting kit"
should be attached between the washer and the head of
one of these two mounting screws. You will need a no.2
phillips head screw driver with a shaft at least 200mm
long for a deep profile roof console or at least 150mm
long for a low profile roof console (the longer the screw
driver the easier it will be to fit the console).
13. Connect the interior light wiring plug. Re-mount
the interior light onto the base of the console. Position
the wiring so it won't be affected by the heat generated
from the interior light globe.
14. Tighten up the front mounting screws.