View Full Version : Center Console Cup holders tear-down?

07-20-13, 09:28 PM
Wonder if anybody has any insight on tearing down the center console, specifically the cup holder area? Every since I took delivery of my 2010 SRX in January, the button you press to release the thing that flaps up to allow for deeper cups likes to stick. I suspect the previous owner spilled something and it simply needs a good cleaning, but I need to get behind that release.

Didn't want to start prying on stuff without a general idea of the procedure.

Bonus points for pictures.

07-21-13, 09:57 AM
Maybe a certain board member could provide a service diagram? :) (Rippy?)

07-21-13, 10:29 AM
These are for 2012, I assume they are the same for 2010. Do these help?
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/adamjeeps/SRX/182822304.gif (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/adamjeeps/media/SRX/182822304.gif.html)
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http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/adamjeeps/SRX/182822306.gif (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/adamjeeps/media/SRX/182822306.gif.html)
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07-21-13, 08:57 PM
Many thanks adam! I'm sure it hasn't changed much (if any) from 2010-2012. Looks a bit more involved than I had hoped, but let me digest these diagrams for a bit and see if I can make sense of it. I'm guessing these diagrams are in no particular order?

Thanks again! I'll let you know what I come up with.

07-22-13, 09:30 PM
I decided this was way to involved if I didn't absolutely have to do it. So what I ended up doing was shooting some 'greased lightning' cleaner in the gap around the release up top, until it ran out of the 'clip' that holds the cup platform down. Did this several times while working the button. Seems to be working great now.

On a related note I noticed the rubber things that are supposed to flip out when you press the 'platform' back down in place where not flipping out anymore. Feels like they were in a bind. I could force them up, and they'd work, but then get in a bind next time I used them. So I flipped them up (and the platform down), and left it that way while the car was parked in the hot sun all day at work, and what do you know....it works now. I think they had been in a bind so long something had gotten warped from the heat in the car, and now they have warped back.

07-22-13, 11:28 PM
Which Greased Lightning cleaner did you use and where did you buy it?

I have the same problem with my cupholder because a family member spilled some coke inside the holder and it was there a couple of days before I discovered the mess.

The Greased Lightning web site shows four different products. Multi-Purpose, Super Strength, Orange Blast, and Auto & Shop are listed as available at different sales locations. http://www.greased-lightning.com/where_to_buy_GL/

07-23-13, 06:57 AM
i used the multi purpose version. yellow bottle. I've had it around a while but I think I got it at Lowes. I'd bet walmart has it too.

07-25-13, 11:06 PM
I found the Greased Lightning in the yellow bottle at Ace Hardware. It cleaned up the cup holder so it operates like it did whan new. That is a much simpler fix than taking the console apart which may not have resulted in being able to clean up the moving parts any better than soaking when in place.

07-26-13, 07:16 AM
Great to hear! Glad it worked out for you two. I've left that platform snapped down (with the rubber things popped out) in the summer heat all week, and now the whole thing operates better then it ever has!

01-30-14, 01:04 AM
I was having the same problem with my cup holder. I tried this today and it worked like a charm, the cup holder is working perfectly now. Happy Camper

01-31-14, 12:53 PM
Yay! I'm happy to report that 6 months later mine are still working perfect.

02-02-14, 11:20 PM
My cupholder is working well 6 months later as well. Greased Lightning is the magic potient.:thumbsup: