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Author Topic: How to: Remove the Center Console  (Read 10829 times)
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AtlantaDave
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« on: March 21, 2005, 12:56:00 AM »

Step 1:   Unscrew the shift knob




Step 2:  Remove the driver's and passenger's console retainer screws on either side of shift knob:






Step 3:  Remove the 2 screws under the arm rest:




Step 4:  Use a wide flat tool ( I used a painter's putty knife ) to CAREFULLY pry the window switch panel out:




Step 5:  Pull out the switch assembly and unplug the connector:





Step 6:  Remove the retainer screw:




Step 7:  Release the plastic retainer clip with a pair of needle nose pliers:




Step 8:  Carefully remove the console and place it on a protected surface:




Here is the center console area exposed and ready to be worked on:



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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 04:00:53 AM »

AtlantaDave's writeup came in handy today. Thought I'd add a few thoughts on removing the power window switch:

In place of the putty knife, I used a thin smooth flat head from a pocket knife (my putty knife was too thick to get in the slot).


Apply gentle downward pressure, it'll slip in between the switch and counsel, it slides down about a 1/4".


Then tilt the flathead forward toward the gear shifter, and it'll pop up about a 1/4".


I needed to repeat the process on the side, I did it on the passenger side, this will result in a second poping up, this time it releases the whole unit.


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