What I did was this: I didn't really put in a hinge. What had happened was that the factory hinge had broken off on the right side. I put 2 small eyes in its place & then ran the rod through the remaining hinge on the left side and the eyes..................
To hold the lid open, I made the strut in the below pic..............
I bought an '01 new and an '03 new. The console lid was originally spring loaded on new cars so that the lid would stay in the open position. Both hinges cracked within a year. Oldsmobile replaced both hinge and lid assemblies under warranty. BUT, in both cases the replacement assembly was not spring loaded. Both console hinges are still intact ~15+ years later, but they will not remain in the open position unless held. This has always been a minor irritant for me.
Post by alexfinal500 on Aug 22, 2018 16:10:26 GMT -6
Will the hinge come off separate from the console? I was in a junkyard and saw a 2002 with a good hinge on it. Worst case I'll go the JB Weld route on my current hinge, It had a clean break, so it would be a pretty easy fix.
Post by alexfinal500 on Aug 23, 2018 18:58:42 GMT -6
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks Tigger for the diagram. I went back to the Aurora in the junkyard today and I could clearly see it pretty much would require a center console swap. I did however get a good latch off of it, so I guess there is a plus to it.
There are 2 screws in the heater outlet at the bottom. Remove them & then pull the back off. After you put the back on, it is not necessary to put the screws in. The piece of trim will hold in place fine by itself.