200 SERIES (GXL AND ALTITUDE
SE MODELS) CENTRE ROOF CONSOLE
console is mounted without drilling any holes in the vehicle.
To mount the front of the console, we utilise two of the original
mounting points for the genuine spectacle holder / map light
assembly. The back of the console is held in place by a steel
bracket that hooks on top of the turret support channel. This
bracket sits inside the hole in the hood lining for the interior
light. The genuine spectacle holder / map light assembly and
the interior light are re-mounted into pre-cut holes in the
console. Removal of the genuine roof assembly reveals an opening
in the hood lining, our console has been designed to take
advantage of this opening. The radio fitted into the front
of the console can protrude past the top of the console, sitting
in the space between the hood lining and the turret. This
design allows the console to be less intrusive and allows
the radio to sit further forward making it easier to see and
Step 1. Make sure you
have received the correct console, in good order, before cutting
any holes in the console.
Step 2. Remove the
spectacle holder / map light assembly. There are two screws
under the spectacle holder and two plastic trim clips at the
back above the map lights. Remove the two screws then pull
the assembly down to release the two trim clips.
Step 3. Remove the
interior light. The interior light wiring loom must be extended
to reach past the base of the console. Remove the fuse before
cutting any wires. Extend the wiring loom as shown in Figures
1 to 5.
The interior light must be dismantled
to gain access to the wiring loom. As shown in Figures 1 and
2, remove the interior light from the hood lining then remove
the light globe housing.
As shown in Figures 3 and 4, assess
the best location to extend the wires and then cut the wiring
loom on each side. Make sure you have left enough length of
wire to attach the wiring extensions.
Extend the interior light wiring loom
as shown in Figure 5.
Step 4. Remove the
speaker grill fitted to the front of the console. Remove the
two plastic bags containing the console fitting kits.
Step 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.
Step 6. Install the
wiring and aerial lead(s) before fitting the console. 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. The wiring loom for the genuine map
lights is not long enough to reach the lights when they are
fitted into the console. The best way to lengthen this loom
is to cut and extend each individual wire. Remove the appropriate
fuse, then cut each wire separately to avoid damaging any
sensitive electrical components.
Step 7. The rear bracket
on the console hooks on top of a turret support channel. The
hole in the hood lining for the interior light allows access
to this mounting point. Two pieces of the hood lining must
be cut out to allow the console bracket to slide in place.
These cut outs will never be seen, they are covered by the
interior light if the console is removed at a later date.
Using a sharp knife, cut out the pieces of the hood lining
as indicated by the dotted line as shown in Figure 6.
Cut these two pieces out to make room
for the console bracket. These cut outs will be covered by
the interior light if the console is removed and the vehicle
is returned to standard.
Step 8. Place the console
on the seat. Connect the wiring and check that the radio(s)
and accessories are operational before installing the console.
Step 9. Coil up any
excess wire while lifting the console into position. Thread
the interior light loom and globe housing through the hole
in the wooden spacer at the back of the console then through
the interior light hole in the console. Thread the map light
loom and plug through the hole in the console for the spectacle
holder / map light assembly.
Step 10. Place the
console's rear bracket into the interior light hole in the
hood lining. Press the console firmly onto the hood lining
then slide the console forward until the bracket slides on
top of the turret support channel.
Step 11. Ensure that
the consoles two front mounting holes are lined up with the
screw holes in the vehicle, see Figure 7.