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Old 05-12-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hi All,

First, awesome forum!!

Second, I need advice removing my center console to get the carpet out (clogged AC drain).

I've removed the front seats, 4 mounting screws on either side of the console, and removed the shifter handle. The back of the console lifts up but it'* still attached at the front where it meets the cigarette lighter/AC/radio etc.

I'm sure unhooking the front part is straight forward but I don't want to snap anything.

Could someone help explain what I need to unhook? I searched the forum but could only find basic help like "...after you remove the console..".

Many thanks!
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lift the rear up slightly and pull back it will come right off
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awesome. i'll give that a go. thanks!
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There are 4 bolts around the HVAC controlls and the radio, dont forget those or you could easily break the mounting tabs
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There are 4 bolts around the HVAC controlls and the radio, dont forget those or you could easily break the mounting tabs
i remember seeing mounting tabs behind the facia which covers radio/AC/ignition/ etc. and a bolt head. are they the tabs/boltsyou mean? do i need to remove the facia?

thanks for your help!
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if i remember correctly those do not need to be removed to get the console out. but to make sure pull gently and see if it is hanging up first
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You guys rock! I've been driving around with half my interior and passenger seat missing all week. Pulled up to work this morning, had a few mins to spare, and was able to undo everything holding the console down. Thought I'd share for anyone else who needs to do this;

- Remove passenger seat (Torx #50 socket )
- Remove driver seat (Torx #50 socket )
- Remove 4 visible console bolts where the seats were (10mm socket)
- Remove trim around doors
- Remove trim around AC/Radio/Steering wheel (put shifter in Drive for more space)
- The plastic circle around the ignition may pop off too. Thats ok.
- Remove trim around Cigarette lighter (unplug it)
- Put shifter back in Park
- Remove Shifter handle - pull canvas down, there is a clip hidden in the neck (screwdriver)
- Remove 4 bolts from the AC/Radio area (10mm socket + extension)

Sliding the console out;

- Lift the console from the rear, about 4 inches off the floor
- Pull the console towards the back seat while angling towards the drivers side.
- Basically it doesnt slide in a straight line. You need to angle toward the drivers side.

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Glad ya got it.
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Yeah, I'm glad too because once the carpet is up I get to tackle all the electrical problems which have plagued me for 2 years - power windows, central locking, power mirrors, dancing dash board lights, security, beeping etc.

Nice car to drive but a complete pain in the arse regarding the electricals
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Yeah, I'm glad too because once the carpet is up I get to tackle all the electrical problems which have plagued me for 2 years - power windows, central locking, power mirrors, dancing dash board lights, security, beeping etc.

Nice car to drive but a complete pain in the arse regarding the electricals
I have the dealer service manuals, so If you need some diagrams just let me know and I can get some copies posted up for ya
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