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Old 01-26-19, 01:33 PM
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Ok, I'm not usually one for complaining and I'm not sure that I'm really going to complain or just annoyed. The center console really bugs me that it is not tight and snug to fit. For example, naturally it's designed to rest your right (driver) Left (passenger forearm on it and relax. However, the darn thing seems really flimsy as there is play in the connection to the latches. I mean I can literally see it move up and down when I touch it. It's almost as if the latch on either side does not pull it down or lock it in tight enough. Anyone else has this experience ?
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Originally Posted by TigetJacks View Post
Ok, I'm not usually one for complaining and I'm not sure that I'm really going to complain or just annoyed. The center console really bugs me that it is not tight and snug to fit. For example, naturally it's designed to rest your right (driver) Left (passenger forearm on it and relax. However, the darn thing seems really flimsy as there is play in the connection to the latches. I mean I can literally see it move up and down when I touch it. It's almost as if the latch on either side does not pull it down or lock it in tight enough. Anyone else has this experience ?
I solved that problem for $4 at Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...9969/203661151 (These fit perfectly.)

On my car, the play was in the back of the console. It's perfectly snug now.


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I thought mine was broke at first
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If it makes you guys feel better, this isn't exclusive to the LS. We've had an S550 with the same dual-hinged lid and it did the same thing. I too added felt to the underside to get it to stop, but there were a lot of areas in that car that needed felt to stop the play & lots of creaking noises, so if that's the only spot you're finding issues like this, consider yourself lucky.
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Well I guess I will be stopping by home depot to get some.
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Man, I have to hand it to you all and a big shout out as well. It's incredible how this forum continues to deliver with good knowledge, experience and super professional LS customers who can really help. Thank you all so much - JOB WELL DONE!!!!!
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I’m not sure how I missed the sloppiness on my test drive, but the dealer fixed mine nice and virgin tight!
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So I tested mine and it doesnt move at all. So I didn't bother with getting the piece. Maybe its only a select few with that issue or maybe over time of use.
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Iím not sure how I missed the sloppiness on my test drive, but the dealer fixed mine nice and virgin tight!
hahahahahaha Ravill - I don't know if I'd go that far - LOL - but I'm gonna see the dealer this saturday and let them handle it.
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Got these a few days ago but I think I might take it to get it repaired instead. I just hate taking my car in because there's always risk of damage.
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Shop foreman said it's normal so I used dsc07's method

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Which size did you use?
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I used the largest ones in the pack. The smaller ones were too tall and the armrest wouldn't stay closed.
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I used the largest ones in the pack. The smaller ones were too tall and the armrest wouldn't stay closed.
this didnít really work for me. Noise was still happening at the front.

I stuck 2 small ones at the back of the front tray and that fixed the problme
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