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I reluctantly ordered my Enclave before the second row console is available. The dealer thinks that the console can be ordered and installed later (and he will do so at cost) but I have also read that the middle row captain's seats that are installed when the console is not ordered have inboard arm rests that are not compatible with the console. Does anyone know if the console can be added later? Do the current captain's seats have inboard arm rests? If so, does it appear that the armrests can be removed? Are there tracks in the center that appear to support a console?
 

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I believe you cannot add in a console later. It has to be done at the factory.
 

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What function can the center console perform? Storage and cup holder? Anything else?
 

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I believe there is also supposed to be aux power outlet in the rear console, which was one of the
reasons that the console has to be factory installed. This requires electrical for the outlet to be
run to the console, which is not there if there is no console. Also not sure if the inboard armrests
are removable, which would mean a different set of capt. chairs than would be in models without
the rear console. On the Enclave with capt. chairs I tested the other day, there did not appear to be
anything on the floor that would support mounting the rear console, so adding one looks to me to be
a fair bit of work and expense.
 

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the second row console cannot be added after the fact....
 

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MsS42 said:
the second row console cannot be added after the fact....
If you are willing to spend enough money anything is possible, but adding the second row
console would probably require pulling the entire interior apart to install the console, assuming
you can order in all the parts required. Not worth the expense, if you ask me.
 

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second row console cannot be added due to the incompatability of the arm rests on the second row. when you order console you loose the second row arm rests.... we had this discussion awhile back and we researched and found out that you cannot add second row console after the fact. regardless of the cost no one is gonna totally reconfigure a car for that including destroying the seats to remove the arm rests that makes no sense.
 

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second row console cannot be added due to the incompatability of the arm rests on the second row. when you order console you loose the second row arm rests.... we had this discussion awhile back and we researched and found out that you cannot add second row console after the fact. regardless of the cost no one is gonna totally reconfigure a car for that including destroying the seats to remove the arm rests that makes no sense.
Oh really. My former neighbor, who clearly had way more money than brains took 2005 Yukon, completely gutted
the interior and replaced just about everything inside. Cost him about $30 grand over the cost of the Yukon, all
because he didn't like the look of the 2nd row seats. Never assume that just because a normal person wouldn't
do something that something CANNOT be done. Things like this are never done because it makes sense,
they are done because people have either too much time on their hands or too much money, usually both.
 

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you have clearly missed pauls point.... but since you want to rant and rave about how money someone has than you go right ahead.... your neighbor may not have been short on money but he sure was short on a few other things.... :deadhorse: :eek:fftopic:

paul, back to your question, your dealer will not be able to add the center console later as he has told you... we were told by a gm worker that it is an option that must be ordered in your initial order. we know it is because of the captains chairs the ones that come w/the center console have no arm rests and i think as it was mentioned before that there is some electrical wiring going on w/the console also.
 

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Thanks to everyone for their replies. Disappointing that they would feature an unavailable item on their website and in their brochure. (Yeah, I know it says late availability, but after ten tears of avoiding GM I had hoped for better.)
 

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Paul said:
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Disappointing that they would feature an unavailable item on their website and in their brochure. (Yeah, I know it says late availability, but after ten tears of avoiding GM I had hoped for better.)
paul dont be disappointed, the car was pushed up more than 2 months for debut, it really wasnt due to debut until late august. had they waited until then all of the options would be ready.
 

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hey so what does the inside of his yukon look like now??
 

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On my Gallery, the Split Color Enclave had a rear Console that wasn't completely installed, and I vaguely remember wiring attached to the underside of the Console. Armrest w/o Console. No Armrest with Console.
 

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yes i know but you said you really wanted the center console and i was saying since yours hasnt starting the building process yet that perhaps you can add it b4 it hits the assembly line.
 

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hey so what does the inside of his yukon look like now??
Basically, looks like the inside of an Escalade. Why the dimwit didn't just buy an Escalade in the
first place is beyond me. I think a lot of the cost was the labor to gut the thing in the first place.
Again, more Money than Brains :eek:hno:
 

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MsS42 said:
you have clearly missed pauls point.... but since you want to rant and rave about how money someone has than you go right ahead.... your neighbor may not have been short on money but he sure was short on a few other things.... :deadhorse: :eek:fftopic:
Naw, I'm just cranky from dealing with my insurance company after my neighbors kid hit a rock with their lawnmower and shattered the passenger window on my torrent. :angryfire: I'm better now, I think.
 

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Naw, I'm just cranky from dealing with my insurance company after my neighbors kid hit a rock with their lawnmower and shattered the passenger window on my torrent. :angryfire: I'm better now, I think.
i am soooo sorry about that. its got to be irritating.
 

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yes i know but you said you really wanted the center console and i was saying since yours hasnt starting the building process yet that perhaps you can add it b4 it hits the assembly line.
Good point. I'll give it a try.
 

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Paul, You and I are in the same Boat. I ordered may 18th. I went by the Dealer today and GM had not picked up my order yet. :banghead: The Dealer said they have to pick up the Order first, then he can tell them that I want to include the Console. But until they pick up the order, just sit back and wait. :banghead:
 

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