Originally Posted by Pesimist
The cup holder spring on my 2003 F-150 Supercrew fell off 4-years ago, finally decided to fix it today so the darn cup holder would go in & out like it was supposed to without having to bring a coat hanger with me.
I was afraid to just pry/yank the cup holder out, so I initially removed the vent panel trim which wasn't required. I know I'm not the only mentally challenged shade tree type on here so, pictures are worth a thousand words.
Unfortunately some of the pictures that were posted years ago are no longer available on the site, so I included those for those folk's that are reluctant to tackle this easy project.
Hope this benefits someone
My local Ford dealer quoted $289.87 to repair my in-dash cupholder on my 2003, and that was yesterday (28 January)! Your photos and insights gleaned from this forum allowed me to fix it, good as new, in less than 20 minutes with two machine screws. Great advice!