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    Center Console removal

    I need to replace the latch for the center console on my car. The latch is broken and I have ordered a replacement. Could anyone guide me or post the relevant part of the repair manual.

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    Oh, lord. Let me see if I kept any images....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    Oh, lord. Let me see if I kept any images....
    Did your prayers to the almighty work

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    I actually wrote a column about the difficulties of removing the console—how before you can do one thing, you have to do another thing. I know it starts with removing the phone-compartment tray. There is a large mass of molded foam below that; try very hard to ease it out in one piece. There's a weird stainless-steel rod connected to the latch (of the phone tray); it should snap out of its plastic holder. The back end of it is held to something—maybe the console?—by Torx screws.

    There are two brackets secured by 6-mm bolts (10-mm wrench size). Of course, the boots of the shifter and e-brake handle must be carefully eased out of their positions—many plastic breakable clips. The console trim must be removed.

    The radio assembly must be removed.

    To reach the last two Phillips screws holding the front of the console, you have to remove the vents. To remove the vents, you have to remove the instrument cluster. To remove the instrument cluster, you have to pop loose the trim on both sides.

    I'll see if I can find the relevant PDFs from the manual (not that they're all that much help) if you send me an e-mail:

    satch[AT]satch[DOT]us

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    ^^^ Good Grief!
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    Exactly.

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