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Old 08-24-2014, 06:10 PM   #1
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Overhead console removal - how?

Searched but am unable to find how to remove the overhead console on my 2014 se sedan.

Any help will be much appreciated!

- also, bonus thank you if you know how to remove the 'A' pillar trim.


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There are some screws in the sunglasses holder, then it just pulls out.

As far as I remember anyway.
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I looked up in there and do not see anything. Is there a cover I need to remove first?
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Can't believe no one has done this. Help me please!
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I found this over on ST nation. I am quoting a member from there.

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There are two plastic hooks on the front, a plastic clip on each side and two plastic clips at the rear. There is a plastic frame above the headliner that these clips hook onto sandwiching the headliner in between. There are no screws holding it in place.

The plastic clips are pretty feeble looking so don't go forcing anything or you are apt to break them.

You need to push the console forward until the two rear clips release, then push it right and left to get the side clips to release. Once the clips are released you can rock the rear of the console down and off the hooks.

If you have a sun roof open it and you can reach in and get your fingers on the frame and pull back while pushing forward on the console to make releasing the console easier.

I have done it to two Foci now to wire in a radar detector.
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Thanks, saw that before I posted. Gave it a try, no luck. Perhaps I was not trying hard enough. Will give it another try.
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Drop the sunglasses holder then look at the side away from its hinge

At the rear edge where the lip of the glasses holder was at the ends there are 2 small indents, press the end of a screwdriver into these to release the whole thing, then pull straight down as there are 4 plastic clips around the edges

Took me ages to figure it out but easy once you know where those first 2 clips are
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When you say "drop" the sun glass holder. Are you meaning to open it, so it drops down? Or are you saying to drop as in remove?

If remove, how?

Thanks for the tips, much appreciated! Will take a close look tonight.
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OK, got it down.
The sunglasses holder had nothing to do with it. In fact, I caused myself problems removing it, as there is a little spring that sprung out. Was able to find and reassemble, seems to work as intended.

Here is what I found. The first response from the ST forum was accurate in describing how it is hung, but the whole slide forward business did nothing for me. There is on clip centered on either side. Using a plastic trim removal type device, I was able to get each of these clips to give. Then the front was able to come down. Those pesky clips on the back needed gentle persuasion to free up. There was enough room, once the side and front clips were off to get to them.
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