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Old 03-24-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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any ideas on how to get this piece of to get my new cup holder piece in...
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view from the bottom...those 2 bolts need to come off...but there is NO ROOM!
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my socket set laughed at me when i tried it
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do i need to go buy open end wrenches? there is only about 1/8" room to turn it...

do i need to take out the power outlet??

any help thanks
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EVERYBODY needs a good set of box wrenches. If you're really lazy, they even have the ratcheting kind....
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or try the good ol cresent wrench
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Oooooooo..... Evil!! Tool of the devil!!! They have always demanded blood sacrifices when I've used 'em anyways....
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What a beautiful thing. Who'* the jerk that designed this?

The idea is to move the inner duct/box assembly, slide down and access the two nuts through the rear vent opening. I've only been able to do this with the console removed from the car. There are 4 7mm screws that secure the duct. You already found the two behind the access panel near the lighter plug. The other two are on the bottom of the console to the rear of the rear mounting slots. The duct assembly can then be slid downward and forward to access the two nuts.

Here are some pics. Sorry, I don't have any imaging programs on this computer so I couldn't add arrows to point out locations. Note: all of the fasteners have been removed so you will not see ant screw heads... just holes.





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[yankee twang]Ayup, GearWrench, that'* the ticket.[/yankee twang]
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try a crowbar and a BIG hammer!
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