|Submitted by: D. Walker on 01/07/05
Removal of Console Cover
To remove the console the armrest and the shifter knob must come off
first. The shifter knob is held in place by an Allen set screw. Once
the screw is removed the entire shifter knob can be unscrewed from the
Watch out for the spring holding the shift knob button in
Look for 4 screws under the raised padded arm rest. Once
the pad and it's support hardware is removed,
2 screws used to secure the console cover to the floor are obvious.
Remove these screws and slide the console cover slightly towards the
back of the car. It is held in place with
a lip at the front which slides under a bracket bolted to the
floor. The console itself stays in place normally when working on
The entire console can be removed if necessary but
involves additional screws attaching the front part of the console to
the rear portion.
Watch for the wire attaching the EL shifter light to the
harness. Unplug this wire before extracting the console from the
car. If you have a clock mounted to the console you will have to
look for wires here too before you completely remove the console.
In these two cases simply lift the console cover high enough to view
connectors and disconnect the wires.