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Unread 05-28-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to remove or could point me in the right direction on how to remove the center console? I was going to try and do it this weekend?


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Unread 05-28-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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thats a good question, I haven't needed to take mine out before, but I am sure that later tonight someone else could point you in the right direction.

Good luck with it!
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Unread 05-28-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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I think the LTW shifter console piece that people buy is what he is referring to. The one that your window lights, hazard button, shifter, etc are inside.
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Auto or manual?

Hummm, when I changed my shifter arm, I almost popped that thing loose, so, I can't imagine it being that hard to just pull out.

I would ASSUME that you need to remove the boot of the shifter first, then take the sunglass older out 9Just pulls out) then OBC, then you would get a clean view of how to remove it...
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Unread 05-29-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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It is an Auto. I will take another look there are supposed to be some screw to un do to take it apart I didnt think there would be that much to it but it looks like Im wrong
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Unread 05-30-2006, 09:04 AM   #6
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Yeah there is something holding it on. I did take the center shifter out the sunglass holder out and the ODBC still not budging
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The OBC should only be held in by Velcro.
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Unread 05-30-2006, 10:54 AM   #8
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My mistake the center console is still not moving there has to be screws holding it in place. I was able to get the odbc and the sunglass holder out but i dont see anything holding the center console on. I may have to take the kick panels off?
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Unread 05-31-2006, 08:08 AM   #9
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Ok one more dumb question. To remove the kick panel i have to remove the panel below the steering wheel and it (drivers side kick panel) then should come off?
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