07-10-2005, 09:19 AM
Anyone have any good ideas on removing the center console on an '03 sedan? I removed the "arm" piece cause it was getting in the way when I put in a short shifter, but I'd like to grind down the base of the console between the seats. Only problem is it will be real ugly if I dont have a decent idea of how to close that off afterwards.
07-10-2005, 12:35 PM
glass it off after you cut it...or.....go buy u a console that doesnt use the arm rest.
07-10-2005, 01:39 PM
If you take off the console, that base that the armrest sat on unbolts, so you don't have to cut it.
The console come off with 3 screws, under the 2 front cupholders and under that tiny plastic circle in the rear cupholder. Then the armrest tower has 2 more bolts holding it to the car's floor, 8 or 10 mm.
07-10-2005, 01:40 PM
the base doesnt come all the way off tho there is still the peice that comes upwards to hold the armrest and allow its pivot
07-10-2005, 01:40 PM
the best bet is to take out ur old console and find you one that doesnt have an armrest capabilty at all such as this one....
5speed console (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7986017026&category=33695&sspagename=WDVW)
07-10-2005, 01:50 PM
Focus, what do you mean the piece that come upwards, the big old tower looking thing that the armrest/storage piece screws onto? Because that thing does come off, I've done it.
Because if it didn't come out then he couldn't just swap a non-armrest console into the space... I agree that's the way to go, 'glassing the hole where the tower used to come through would work too, but sounds much more labor-intensive. You could also try to find someone without an armrest that wants one, and trade.
07-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Thanks you two- Yes the current console will come all the way out. I was just unaware that there was a console without the arm rest.
I will contact that seller about his.
07-11-2005, 03:23 AM
on my console the the rear of it went upwards and made kind of like a backwards "c" shape to hold the armrest/storage area and allow its pivot point and the only part that came off was that armrest/storage area leaving this ugly tower. i ended up glassing it with a scull as an armrest with led's coming out of his eyes and the cup holders are now gauges, but that will also be forsale on here soon as i finish the last of the sanding( too lazy)
07-12-2005, 09:57 PM
This thing right?
It's held on with 3 screws:
The skull idea sure is creative though, damn.
07-14-2005, 06:57 AM
Yep. That's the beast! I ordered a console from ebay that doesnt have the "tower." Should arrive in a day or so.
07-14-2005, 07:07 AM
I'll give you a tip on messing with the console : PLAN AHEAD!!!!
I didn't like the armrest, it was in the way when it was down, and in the way when it was up. So first I ordered an SVT console and installed that. But the SVT console has a power point that I hadn't ordered, so I ordered all the parts and when they came took the console back out to install them. Then I ordered the Steeda STS and took the console out to install that. Then I ordered the leather SVT parking brake and took the console out to install that. Needless to say I am now an expert at removing and installing the console <g>