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Old 05-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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I'm hoping someone who has pulled the carpet back on their Legacy can chime in. I want to mount a small plastic bracket (a
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actually) on/about the transmission tunnel to the right of the driver's footwell. See attached photo for the approximate area.

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I tried to pull back the carpet as much as I could without removing the entire console, but couldn't get a good idea if there was anything that would be inadvisable to drill through.

Any wires or other things that would be in advisable to drill through there? I'd love to see a pic if anyone has one. Thanks!!

EDIT WTF I can't attach a picture?
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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Sooo, nobody has taken their carpet out? Guess I'll just have to pull the entire console myself to see.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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i got something like that from brookstone i think. it has a glass breaker end, LED light, seatbelt cutter, maybe a compass, locator signal and blinking hazzard light. not sure on those features, but r close.

i wouldn't drill too far into the tunnel. use self tapping screws maybe...?
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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I wasn't going to drill through the whole tunnel or anything. I do have self tapping screws, but I need to make sure nothing is sitting underneath the carpet in that location.

If no one has a pic or has removed their carpet before & can tell me, I'll have to pull the console, which I can only imagine is a PITA. I don't want to put a screw through some wires or something.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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Do these have to be secured? I don't see why you couldn't just set it in the storage area inside the driver side door or something.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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If your car is overturned and your seatbelt has you locked in place, it needs to be within reach. Also, a serious crash could send this flying around the car. Besides the potential danger, locating it would be difficult.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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I wouldn't go drilling just there

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Old 05-14-2010, 12:03 AM   #8
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Thanks for the pics Dan. I actually ended up removing the center console to get a look the other day and saw that same yellow bundle of wires. Good thing too, that is right where I was going to mount

For those who want to remove the center console, it's pretty simple:

Three screws in the rear storage bin
With the lid on the storage bin open, you will see two screws holding the middle piece of trim on - remove those
Now you can pop out both the middle piece of trim and the one closest to the stereo - they just pop out, same as if you were gaining access to the head unit
There are two more screws holding the console down in front of the shifter, and the last two are under the head unit

With all these screws out, the console will be free!
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lol a real man would drive around with this in his teeth...
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lol a real man would drive around with this in his teeth...
I'm thinking some good 2 sided tape and some velcro mounted inside the driver side door might work nicely too.
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I'm thinking some good 2 sided tape and some velcro mounted inside the driver side door might work nicely too.
There certainly are easier ways to mount it, but none as secure or ideal. The base for the Lifehammer has screw holes and everything, just for this purpose.
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Just saw a commercial for some show on Discovery with Bear Grillis that puts him into some dangerous situations (what's new??). Anyhow, one situation was in a car getting submerged in water. He pulled out the headrest and used the metal posts to break the windows. Pretty much accomplishes the same task..
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Just saw a commercial for some show on Discovery with Bear Grillis that puts him into some dangerous situations (what's new??). Anyhow, one situation was in a car getting submerged in water. He pulled out the headrest and used the metal posts to break the windows. Pretty much accomplishes the same task..
Nice! Good backup option. The Lifehammer also has a blade for cutting through seatbelts.
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