by Daniel O'Callaghan
Date Added: Saturday 08 April, 2006
Agree with general consensus that it's a bit expensive for what it is, but it does the job very nicely, replacing the odd looking flat panel (with a horizontal switch blank and another square hole, blanked off) in my UK MX-5. Was this standard when new? The cubby is a nice tight fit against the radio CD cage. I also glued a rubber door stop to the top surface of the cubby to provide additional support for the cage. This makes it much more secure and stops the CD skipping when you hit a bump!
Thanks for the tips about removing the eyeball vents to get at the fixing screws for the dash centre panel. I used two lengths of copper wire threaded through the eyeball, held together with a pliers, prayed that nothing would break and gave a sharp tug. Worked perfectly. Phew! Remember that the centre console also has to come out, to access a third fixing screw at bottom left. The console only takes a couple of minutes to remove: five fixing screws and the gearknob need to be removed. Take care to disconnect the plug to the hazard warning light and headlamp pop-up switch. The heater controls are on a separate panel, so they stay put.
Thanks again for the great service: would have rated five stars, but for the price!
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]