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Recently I have been thinking of adding a over head console ( like the on in the pic), but I really would like to know what it would take to mount it and run wires to the map lights. If anyone has had experience with this, feel free to share any info you have.

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You have to cut a small square hole in your headliner at the back of the console. There are a couple of slots in the roof that two tabs on the back of the console fit into. You may also need to cut a small hole at the front of the console in order to clear the back of the map lights. Slip the console into the slots at the back, push the front up into position and install the one screw that holds it in from the front.

If the wires are there then just plug and play. If not, run your wires under the headliner and down the a-pillar to the fuse box. Find a "hot" source and tap in.

I am pretty certain for a reg cab there is a brace that goes under the headliner for the overhead console. The Extended cabs already have this.
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You have to cut a small square hole in your headliner at the back of the console. There are a couple of slots in the roof that two tabs on the back of the console fit into. You may also need to cut a small hole at the front of the console in order to clear the back of the map lights. Slip the console into the slots at the back, push the front up into position and install the one screw that holds it in from the front.

If the wires are there then just plug and play. If not, run your wires under the headliner and down the a-pillar to the fuse box. Find a "hot" source and tap in.

I am pretty certain for a reg cab there is a brace that goes under the headliner for the overhead console. The Extended cabs already have this.
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Thanks, jebx

Also, I have a off set in the center of the cab that come's down about a 1/2" and is around 8" to 10" wide. Does this mean I have the brace I need? Thanks again for all the information.

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i'll take mine apart for you tomorrow and take some pics for you. it should be a pretty easy thing, but it'll give you a guide to show how they did it from the factory.
 

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i'll take mine apart for you tomorrow and take some pics for you. it should be a pretty easy thing, but it'll give you a guide to show how they did it from the factory.

As far as I know all reg. cabs need that brace. It's kind of a tinny looking thing. I have the same low spot in the headliner too, but no brace.
 

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Here is a pic with it out. You can almost see the indentation that the console makes, so you know about how big the hole is compared to the console. There are two clips on the console that clip to the roof at the back of the console, and a screw that holds up the front. glad i could help.

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I am planning on doing this as well in my GMC. I was wondering what is the best way to find the clip holes? Should i just take down the whole headliner?

2002 GMC Sierra 2500 non HD Crew Cab
 

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Sorry to bump an old thread but I am about to do the same thing. Any thing to be aware of? I am a little leery of cutting a hole in my headliner and then messing something up.
 

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it was a 04 base not an ls. what i did is cut hole 1st to inspect. then once i saw i didnt have shit was trim the opening on open to clear the console. i put a anchor in the little slot since the oem screw thing wasnt there. then i wired up a ground to beam up front and ran a wire to the fuse box to a hot source. and for the back i cut the clips off the console and drilled a screw through the back. i put a small piece of mdf in the back above the headliner prior so i would have something to screw into. other than the one screw in the back it looks and works fine.
 

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it was a 04 base not an ls. what i did is cut hole 1st to inspect. then once i saw i didnt have shit was trim the opening on open to clear the console. i put a anchor in the little slot since the oem screw thing wasnt there. then i wired up a ground to beam up front and ran a wire to the fuse box to a hot source. and for the back i cut the clips off the console and drilled a screw through the back. i put a small piece of mdf in the back above the headliner prior so i would have something to screw into. other than the one screw in the back it looks and works fine.
what kinda anchor did you put in?i have a console and already ordered the brace that you have to epoxy/glue to the roof
 

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it was a drywall anchor a plastic one that i could bend up in the slot then tighten up they look like a t or arrow head kinda. you can buy that fitting for that slot though at the dealer.
 

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That would be awesome. Its probably a bit of work to show what you did under the headliner but im a little curious. I have a truck that didnt come with an overhead and im thinking im gonna have to fab something up.
 
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