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Hi all. I have searched but couldn’t find anything on this topic. I have a 2008 Tundra double cab. My truck has the short overhead console and I’d like to have more storage and replace it with the long console found in many of the SR5s and higher models. Has anyone done this? It seems like it should work, I can see the brackets that I need to support the console under the rear dome light and it looks as though the front brackets line up. I am assuming the connectors for the wire harness is the same. I would have to cut out some of the headliner, which I don’t mind doing. Just wondering if someone has tried this before and can confirm if this will work on not. Thanks in advance.


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So, I went ahead and ordered the full length console. It arrived today and only took about 25 minutes start to finish to install. I can confirm this works and the install is easy so long as you don’t mind cutting into the headliner. The connector for the lights is the same except that you will only use the front connector. I tucked the rear connector into the headliner.

The two brackets that you would put the screws into are missing from the rear brackets if you only had the short console. The seller I purchased the console from sent them along for me but if you don’t have them, you can move the middle brackets to the rear and still have plenty of support and a snug fit for the console. I tried this for the purposes of this thread and it works fine without the middle brackets.

There was a small gap between the rear of the console and where the rear lamp housing used to mount. I was able to use some fabric from the headliner portion I removed to fill in the small gap and it isn’t noticeable unless you really know to look for it.

Tip: Use a very sharp or new blade to cut the headliner. My blade was sharp but not new, it got hung up on part of the headliner and ended up tearing a small piece that is outside of the area covered by the headliner. It’s small, and nothing a headliner repair kit won’t fix, but do yourself a favour and use a new blade.

I took pics along the way and will post to this thread later.


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