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. Firstly, cut out the vinyl covering the hole in the plywood
for the interior light. The vinyl should be cut flush with the
edges of the hole to allow a clear view when screwing the console
into position. This hole is covered by the base of the light,
cutting this hole will not affect the upholstered finish. Place
the interior light on the base of the console, covering the hole,
with the light switch facing the front of the console. Ensure
that the interior light is sitting flush on the console and in
the centre of the console. Using the two 20mm, 8 gauge self tapping
screws supplied with the "console fitting kit", screw
the interior light onto the console. Do not attempt to drill any
holes through the upholstery, the self tapping screws do not need
a hole to screw into the console base. Make sure the screws
are not too close to the edges of the plywood hole. Remove
the interior light from the console to allow access to the console's
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
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
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, then run the earth
wire through the hole in the interior light. Re-mount the interior
light onto the base of the console and use one of the mounting
screws to connect the earth wire to the earth contact point on
the interior light. Position the earth wire so it won't be affected
by the heat generated from the interior light globe.
14. Tighten up the front mounting screws.