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Centre console - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Centre console - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 Pull the ashtray from the facia.

3 Pull off the gear lever (or selector lever) knob (see illustration).

30.3 Gear lever knob removal
30.3 Gear lever knob removal

4 Using a screwdriver, carefully prise out the gear lever gaiter/switch panel or selector lever panel, as applicable. When necessary, disconnect the wiring multi-plugs (see illustration).

30.4 Prising out the gear lever gaiter
30.4 Prising out the gear lever gaiter

5 Remove the adaptive damping switch, when fitted (Chapter 12).

6 Prise off the plastic caps, then unscrew the centre console mounting screws. These are located on each side, on the front top, and inside the cassette storage box. The screws with the washers go on the side of the console; the front screws are smaller than the others, and black in colour (see illustrations).

30.6A Prise off the plastic caps . . .
30.6A Prise off the plastic caps . . .

30.6B . . . and unscrew the mounting screws at the front top . . .
30.6B . . . and unscrew the mounting screws at the front top . . .

30.6C . . . at the sides . . .
30.6C . . . at the sides . . .

30.6D . . . and inside the cassette storage box
30.6D . . . and inside the cassette storage box

7 Fully apply the handbrake lever. Withdraw the centre console, at the same time passing the gaiter over the handbrake lever (see illustrations).

30.7A Withdrawing the front of the console from the facia
30.7A Withdrawing the front of the console from the facia

30.7B Passing the gaiter over the handbrake lever
30.7B Passing the gaiter over the handbrake lever

8 Disconnect the cigar lighter wiring (see illustration).

30.8 Disconnecting the cigar lighter wiring
30.8 Disconnecting the cigar lighter wiring

Refitting
9 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure.


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