Coupe overhead console bracket fixed!

(Jason Miller 1993 XJS 4.0 convertible, 1997 XK8 coupe ) #1

I figured I would share! My 1997 xk8 coupes overhead console bracket was broken and epoxied and basically falling apart from age, causing my console to fall from time to time until I used trim tape to hold it up. I looked online, but as we know the coupe bracket has been discontinued (drrrrrrr). The one site, however, listed the convertible bracket for convertible/coupe. I thought “ok its only $10.50 Ill try. Needless to say it got here yesterday and the holes dont line up. I measured and there is basically an inch difference. I thought Id try to figure something out. I looked around and found an old metal angle bracket with holes in it. I cut off the ends about 2 1/2” in with my dremel and added two holes an inch off the center of the two predrilled holes. I found two machine screws and nuts and bolted the convertible bracket to the metal with the bolt heads on top and the metal underneath. I noticed that the one connector had to be moved, but left the plastic mount in its spot. I bolted it in, and was able to get it tight. I pushed the console up an “click click”. It looks like new! Held in very nice an tight! Figured Id share in case anyone else is have the same issue