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Old 03-08-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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Can someone please give me some instructions on how to remove the overhead console from the headliner without breaking anything. Where are the clips? Is there anything to watch out for? I pulled some pics from ebay but I can't see from these pics how the console stays attached. The only clips show in the front and they don't look like they support the whole assembly. What am I missing?

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Try this...

Console Replacement - Overhead

It'* not very descriptive though.
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Well at least I now know there are four retaining clips. I just don't know where they are. You see my headliner is loose and so is this whole assembly, so I don't want to just pull on it because it looks like someone already did that once and f'ed it up.
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When i took mine out i simply managed to get my fingers between the headliner and the back (rear of the car) side of the console. From their i pushed forward and pulled down and the plastic flexes a little bit and you should be able to get the backside out and then just pull the entire unit down enough to unhook the 3 plugs for the homelink transmitter, sunroof switch, and overhead lights. It isn't to hard. i experimented with LED'* in my overhead lights and had to take the thing down about 5 times before ditching the idea completely.
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Thanks for the help. The reason that I was having problems is the plastic frame above the headliner that this console snaps into was broken. So when you tried to pull the console down, that section of the frame wanted to come down with it. The cut out hole in the cloth headliner was too small to allow the broken framing to come down, so the whole thing was pulling and stretching and a big mess. I finally got it, but boy my headliner took a beating. This plastic frame will have to be glued or something.
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