I know this is kind of obsesive compulsive, but I just realized the lid (fake wood) of my cup holder looks crooked. It is not alingned with the console in front. Any why to fix this?, do you have this problem?
According to the Service Manual, you can remove the cupholder by pulling it straight up. There are 2 spring clips holding it in place, one on either end. They should come out with the cupholder, and it looks like the lid comes out with the cupholder also. Once you get it out, you can probably tell why it's misaligned. It might even be that the lid is aligned OK, but the cupholder isn't.
paindoc, I feel your pain. (oh, ho ho, I just had to get that out!)
Well, I went and looked at mine and sure enough, my cupholder door is slightly misaligned, too.
The only thing I can tell you is that it took me about 9 months to realize that...and only when you brought it up. My glove box door is also slightly misaligned, but I didn't figure that out until someone mentioned it on this forum.
Bottom line is, if anything like this is like a burr under your saddle (I am from Texas so I have to use Western metaphors) you may want to do something about it.
But fair warning, the cure may be worse than the disease (oh, ho ho, I got another medical metaphor in this post). Several posts from people who tried to get their glovebox realigned made me think twice about trying it.
I chose to leave "well" enough (another medical metaphor...man, I got a million of 'em today) alone.
As for glovebox alignment, here is what I did, I opened my glovebox and put even but firm pressure on the center glovebox latch until it began to move/bend in slightly. I do not recommend this for the faint as it scared me a little. I kept moving the center latch back ever so slighty each time and closed the glovebox to check alignment. After a few attempt my glovebox closed tight with no additional effort and it is totally flush with the dash.
I too did the push therapy on my glove box door. It worked, but I was a little concerned that it might break. It looks great, and so does the wood dash kit I installed. If you are into wood trim, here is the address to the Wood Dash Factory. http://www.wooddashfactory.com
The match in color is exact, and is better then the Wood Meter Trim that was an ACURA accessory. The kit contains 15 pieces, and the price is the lowest I have seen.