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ReggieSmith 07-10-2005 08:19 AM

Center Console removal
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.

Focus_sucoF 07-10-2005 11:35 AM

glass it off after you cut it...or.....go buy u a console that doesnt use the arm rest.

Lil PZEV 07-10-2005 12:39 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.

Focus_sucoF 07-10-2005 12:40 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

Focus_sucoF 07-10-2005 12:40 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

Lil PZEV 07-10-2005 12:50 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.

ReggieSmith 07-10-2005 01:36 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.

Focus_sucoF 07-11-2005 02:23 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)

Lil PZEV 07-12-2005 08:57 PM

This thing right?

It's held on with 3 screws:

The skull idea sure is creative though, damn.

ReggieSmith 07-14-2005 05:57 AM

Yep. That's the beast! I ordered a console from ebay that doesnt have the "tower." Should arrive in a day or so.

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