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Old 07-10-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Question 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.


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Old 07-10-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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glass it off after you cut it...or.....go buy u a console that doesnt use the arm rest.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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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
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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....

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Old 07-10-2005, 12:50 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:36 PM   #7
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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.
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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)
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This thing right?


It's held on with 3 screws:


The skull idea sure is creative though, damn.
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Old 07-14-2005, 05:57 AM   #10
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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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