Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Modern Billet Center Console Trim Kit in chrome. The kit consists of the cup holder cover with the tri-bar pony logo and Mustang lettering engraved, as well as the center console button bezel, and finally the e-brake handle cover, all of which are in chrome trim. This will all fit the 2010 to 2014 Mustang.
In this video, I'll obviously be going over the styling and appearance you can expect for your interior out of this center console trim kit, and I'll go over each piece individually, as well as the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know up front is a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Two of the three go on using 3M automotive bonding tape, which is already pre-applied to the back. The third e-brake handle will go on by screwing it on using the tool provided for you in the kit. Either way, a very simple job anybody can take care of with a couple of minutes inside the car.
The Modern Billet Center Console Trim Kit I have here today will be for any '10 to '14 Mustang owner who's looking to spice up their interior to add a little bit of detail to make that interior pop by adding a little bit of chrome trim in the center console.
First things first, we're obviously going to talk about the appearance and styling of each piece in the center console trim kit from Modern Billet, but I do want to touch on the fact that, of course, center console trims like this, and chrome pieces in general, won't be for everybody. Some of you guys may think this is a little tacky and over-the-top. Other guys out there might be interested in adding the chrome pieces to their interior just to stylize it a little bit more in contrast to the dark interior upholstery.
So, if you are interested in picking up the center console trim kit, you get three different pieces here to spice up everything in between the driver and passenger side seats for the center console. First up, and the most noticeable, is definitely going to be the cup holder cover, somewhat of a lid design. You get the mirror-like shine, and of course, the running pony logo with the tri-bar, as well as the Mustang lettering, officially licensed by Ford, engraved right into the materials.
Next up, we've got the e-brake handle cover, which will screw on using the tool included in the kit. It will screw on right over top of the factory e-brake handle. This thing, obviously, gives it a little bit more of a detail and has a harder feel to it instead of that softer leather, if that's what you have for your upholstery. So, this one definitely gives it a detail, as well.
After that, you get the bezel for the center console buttons right next to the shifter here. This one is a very thin and small piece, but it can definitely make a huge difference when paired up with these other two items here.
Overall, if you're interested in center console trims and interior chrome pieces, these are definitely a very good starting point. If you already have stuff installed, this is a great addition.
Just to further elaborate on what exactly you're getting here, the cup holder cover is very self-explanatory. It's attaching right over top of the factory cover. Now, the center console button bezel is going to go right around your hazard light buttons, trunk latch buttons, and your traction control, and will 3M tape directly over that, as well. Now, as far as the e-brake handle cover, this one, another self-explanatory product here. It'll attach onto your factory e-brake, however, it is offered for the '10 to '14 rubber options if you have that installed in your interior, or if you've got the '10 to '12 leather package. You want to be sure you're checking out the right package if you're picking this one up to fit your specific interior trim.
As far as materials and construction is concerned, these are all manufactured out of the same materials, a 6061 T6 billet aluminum, a very, very durable material for these products, and a recurring one at that. Modern Billet typically uses the same 6061 T6 billet aluminum for all of their products, something that has lasted the lifetime, won't crack or fade, and on top of that, has a triple-plated chrome finish to give it that mirror-like shine.
The only downside and nitpick I have with this product is it does fingerprint very, very much. There's a lot of smudges on here, simply just from me holding it, showing you guys, so you're definitely going to want to have some kind of microfiber towel in the car just to give it a good cleaning once over if you do plan on having this in your car for the long haul.
As far as the price goes, if you're interested in picking up everything you see here as the Modern Billet Center Console Kit, expect to be spending about $150 for everything here put together. With that said, if you're not interested in all three of these pieces, you can get them individually on the americanmuscle.com site. If you're interested in the cup holder cover, you can get that for about $60, the e-brake for about $70, and the center console button cover for about $25. In my personal opinion, these are a little bit high pricing for them individually. Put together, it doesn't sound so bad, but $25 for this little piece does, to me, sound like a little bit more money than it should be. But, getting them all together is definitely going to save you just a little bit more money.
Now, as far as the installation goes, these are extremely simple to install, something almost anybody can take care of with just a couple of minutes sitting inside the car. With that said, the alcohol prep pads are included in the kit, as you can see here. This will make it a little bit easier and more proper to install the right way and make sure they stay on there as long as you want them. You won't need any other tools other than what's supplied for you in the kit, so just keep that in mind going forward. Everything here gets the one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
First thing we're going to start off with is the cup holder cover. As you can see, on the back here, there is 3M automotive tape already pre-applied to the back of this. All you'll have to do is use the alcohol prep pad to clean the factory cup holder cover. Clean it off, freeing it of all dirt and dust, peel off the backing of all the 3M tape, and apply it directly over the factory cover.
On top of that, you'll be doing the exact same thing for the center console button trim. Clean the area with the alcohol prep pad, peel off the 3M tape on the back, and stick it around the button trim.
The e-brake handle cover will go on a little bit differently. It does not use 3M automotive bonding tape at all for this application. You'll use an Allen wrench that is supplied for you in the kit by tightening the bolts that are already set into the materials here. This will grip the factory e-brake handle enough so where when you're ripping the e-brake, this will not come flying off.
Overall, everything you see here, about 15 minutes total on the install, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Wrapping things up here, if you're the owner of a '10 to '14 Mustang and you're looking to pick up some interior chrome dress-up pieces, you might want to check out the Modern Billet Center Console Trim Kit in chrome to pick up the chrome cup holder cover, the center console button bezel, and the e-brake handle, all in chrome, which are all available right here at americanmuscle.com.