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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As those of you with Gen 1's know the coffee cup holders are above the radio/HVAC controls. Gets stuff on them and are a general pain.

The Gen 2's have cup holders in the center console between the front seats.

Has anyone ever tried to swap in a Gen 2 Center console into a Gen 1?

Gen 1




Gen 2

 

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Is a very common, and very easy mod.

I've done it on an 00 and 01

You need the complete center console. The dual cup holder insert will not fit with the single cup holder console box/arm rest.
 

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Brucey
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Is a very common, and very easy mod.

I've done it on an 00 and 01

You need the complete center console. The dual cup holder insert will not fit with the single cup holder console box/arm rest.
You're talking about putting the dual cup holders from an 02-04 to a single from an 00-01.

The poster is talking about wanting to put an 02-04 console into a 96-99 which is a completely different body style.

The rear bolts up but the front doesn't. The only way is to hack it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87291...bco-daN8Hp-daNciY-daNbXU-daN7me-daNabW-daN7Jp
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks Brucey,

It's not a direct swap but requires some modding to get it to work. I guess I will pass on the change.
 

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STEP 1) remove radiator cap from gen 1 outback and take 5 steps back
Step 2) drive gen 2 outback under your arm
step 3) install radiator cap onto gen 2 outback
step 4) enjoy your new cupholders...lol
 
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