Need some help - 96 Ram cup holder broken & now won't open

General Discussion

  1. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    Hey guys. Anyone ever had to deal with a 96 dodge ram cup holder that broke & wouldn't pull back out to open?

    Also I'm in the market for a good used one.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Rapidtrans777

    Rapidtrans777 Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    426
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Location:
    Redneck Riviera
    I'm curious what you find. The one in my '97 shop truck is all busted up. Same plastic the rest of the dash is made of.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    The tabs that spring down when it's pulled out broke off inside so it's stuck in the"in" position. Same problem as you have?
     
  4. 69 300 vert

    69 300 vert Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Location:
    Taxus
    Leave it closed, buy a useful one:

    '94-'97 Dodge Ram Center Console Cup Holder

    Robert
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    I've been looking at alternative solutions actually but I really love this truck and would still like to fix the original. Just need some knowledge on a way to get the broken one out of its slide mechanism. I hope to spruce the old gal up and like original equipment and appearance.
     
  6. MoPar Maniac

    MoPar Maniac Active Member

    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    106
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Location:
    St. Charles county, MO
    Time for a new truck.....
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  7. monaco75

    monaco75 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,298
    Likes Received:
    3006
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Location:
    Middleburg, FL
    That is the absolute best aftermarket upgrade you can do to a early 2nd gen truck. You’ll wonder how you got along so long without it, once you have it.

    It is nice to have the original working for back up, when/if you have more the 2 people riding in the truck.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  8. 69 300 vert

    69 300 vert Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Location:
    Taxus
    I'm sorry I can't help, mine never broke but it was little used since mostly it was good for dumping drinks...and subsequent carpet cleanings...

    I bought the one I suggested and was happy with it. When I got my 2001 manual, those cup holders were completely useless to me so I bought the appropriate version for the 2001. Still using it. Good luck!

    Robert
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  9. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    I may just get one too. Still would like to fix the original. I really appreciate your feedback and experience! Cheers brother
     
  10. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois

    Much appreciated brother !
     
  11. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    Nope.
     
  12. thrashingcows

    thrashingcows Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,665
    Likes Received:
    1031
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Not sure how the little tabs hold the holder shut but perhaps some thin sheet metal slid in to push the tabs out of the way so you can open the cup holder?
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  13. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    That's what I was thinking or a feeler gauge maybe but still hoping someone has dealt with and can give some how to . Also considering drilling holes on outer edges to access the slide retaining screws and pull the whole unit.
     
  14. livininharrow

    livininharrow Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    320
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Location:
    harrow canada
    can you try to spray some silicone in there. might loosen her up a little. and make her open up.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  15. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    It's not stuck due to being dry it's due to release breaking but thanks :)
     
  16. 62dodge

    62dodge Active Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    191
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    I believe that i double screwdrivered it and yes if you want to take out your passengers kneecap the are an awesome design. I use a big metal cup so I purposely broke the bottom out of mine so that the cup would fit
     
  17. dart4forte

    dart4forte Active Member

    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    208
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Location:
    Mesa AZ
    I have one of these in my 07

    51BDEBCE-BF66-469E-86CD-B91053F4D91A.jpeg
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  18. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
  19. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,230
    Likes Received:
    651
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    Harewood, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
    Suggest you pm dobalovr as Graham must have seen this in trucks sold/traded to his dealerships.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  20. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,048
    Likes Received:
    2476
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Mascoutah, Illinois
    Cheers. Will do!