Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break on Jaguar XJ6

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,907 (50,000–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
45 people reported this problem
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The cup holder and cover fell apart.
The tiny plastic mounts where the spring wire fits broke off.
Latch lever broke as well.

Also the lamenated wood grain cracks and falls apart.
** Same problem !! The Cup holder will not close into console, as it should..
ALSO, the Ashtray door Cover will not Close..
Constant Electrical Problems, auto locks don't work all the time and other
Electrical issues..
ALSo, All 3 outer door handles, gave broke or
The cables broke !

** Unbelievably ridiculous what you pay for this Luxury Car,
And breaks so easily, cause its mostly Plastic !!
The arm rest cup holder is broke such that I can't close the lid. Though, I can snap whats left of the plastic connections, it is snapped.

I don't have a solution? Not unless I purchase another used center console with a working lid. But that doesn't solve the problem. It would be just a matter of time before it breaks again. We're able to still put cups in it when parked. I don't recommend driving with liquid filled cups in the holder. Especially with it already broke. It's the only item that I have a problem with. Otherwise, it's a beautiful car and well made.

I'm proud to be a Jaguar owner.
i bought my 95 xj6 3 years ago.The third day I had it after closing the center console the hinge broke.Both visor mounts broke the first year.
Same as everyone else has said. It's a flimsy cheap design and it's broken at the base and misaligned.
My cup holder broke finally as well. I was able to wedge it in, but upon taking it to a shop the second little nub attaching it broke and i had to resort to a hot glue gun to keep it in place.

Without replacing it, tilt it up verticly and use a hot glue gun to seal that careful not to touch the opening mechanism for the console.

There is also a replacement cupholder available at

Other good resourses for this car are Rockauto/parksgeek and google lol.
I've had this problem twice on two different cars. I replaced the armrest with one that has no cup holder at all. I like it much better since the other was so flimsy and could hold only a very small cup without tipping over (which happened once) so I never used it anyway.