240SX Center Console Cupholder

In this article we will removing the ashtray from from a 92 240SX and replacing it with a custom cupholder.

Skill Level 3 of 5

Time Required ~1Hr.

Tool and Supplies:

  • Dragonplate CF adhesive plating or preffered covering
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond, or other suitable spray adhesive
  • Small plastic container, to be used as your new cup holder
  • Cardboard
  • Electrical Tape
  • Tape Measure
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Scissors
  • Exacto Knife
  • Hole saw


1:Remove the existing ashtray and surrounding trim panels.

Note: Some modification may be required to accommodate your new cup holder a test fitting is highly recommended to ensure proper fitment.

Note: I cut out a part of the center console to accommodate the cup holder I used.

2:Test fit that the new cup holder sits flush inside.

3:After deciding if your fitment is ideal and modifying the C/H if necessary trace the top of it on the back side of the covering plate. Measure the distance and ensure that the fitment is where you want it.

Note: Once you install the cup holder you will not be able to adjust it so proper measure is critical

4:Cut a hole in the covering plate.

5:Clean both surfaces so adhesive spray bonds sufficiently.

6:Spray both the C/H and floor panel with the glue.

7:Install the C/H in the place where you want it. Press on the C/H to ensure an even bond.

Note: It might be wise to make a cardboard filler to adjust your finisher plate height.

8:Once the C/H is cured in place remove the adhesive backing from the finisher plate and install.

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