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Old 10-25-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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Center Console Removal w/ pics

A few weeks ago when I did this project, I searched for this and didn't find many answers. I found enough to get by, but I also didn't find any photo's so I decided to try a quick write up.

The first thing that I did, was remove the piece of carpeted cardboard at the bottom of the console. I used a small dental pick to get around the side of it and just lifted straight up. With that out of the way, the 2 bolts that hold everything in are exposed. For the life of me, I can't remember what size they were, but any metric socket set will probably have it (10 mm maybe?).



After removing those two bolts and putting them aside, I removed the shifter knob, and the front cupholders. These came out very easy, simply grab from the rear, and pull up, be careful not to pull to hard and break something, but mine simply popped right out with minimal effort.



With the cup holder out of the way, you can now reach your fingers under the plastic trim that surrounds the shifter and push up from the front. This too is held in with plastic clips, so be carefully not to pry or pull too hard as they appear they will break very easily.



Now that the shifter trim is removed, you can access the 2 screws that hold the console to the shifter. These were just 2 phillips head screws, but they were in very tight, be extra careful with these as they just screw into plastic. I've broken enough plastic in the past to know when something is too tight.

Once you have these out, you can now lift the back of the console up a bit and slowly pull it towards the rear of the truck. There are a few clips on the front by the dash, these were the only ones that I recall, and they came out fairly gently. With that out of the way, you now have a ton of room to run wiring or do whatever you want to do. For me, I simply added a hard wired 3 way cigarette plug adapter under the dash and needed to get the console out of the way to get the drill under there.


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Old 10-25-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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what are you planning to do?
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:23 AM   #3
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FYI, You do not have to remove the factory shift knob to remove the console.
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I had been looking for this, appreciate the time you took to do this write up.

Question for you or anyone else:

Is there enough room under the console at the front of it to put a Sirius Tuner scc1 and the (toysc1 or equivalent) Both units are the same size and I was thinking of mounting them together and maybe looking at placing them there?
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I recently did this over the weekend as well. Very easy as long as you know where the bolts are and what things pop out. Takes no time at all. Great writeup
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Im getting ready to relocate my CB Radio wires so this will come in handy
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I had been looking for this, appreciate the time you took to do this write up.

Question for you or anyone else:

Is there enough room under the console at the front of it to put a Sirius Tuner scc1 and the (toysc1 or equivalent) Both units are the same size and I was thinking of mounting them together and maybe looking at placing them there?
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I had been looking for this, appreciate the time you took to do this write up.

Question for you or anyone else:

Is there enough room under the console at the front of it to put a Sirius Tuner scc1 and the (toysc1 or equivalent) Both units are the same size and I was thinking of mounting them together and maybe looking at placing them there?
Ill take some pictures of my Sirius Radio setup... I have it done a little differently
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the write up. I was on the right track but I figured that the carpeted piece was glue in as in didn't want to come out. And yes the 2 bolts inside are 10 mm.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #11
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Is that an e-brake adjuster under there?
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Very nice write up!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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what are you planning to do?
^ He is begging the question. I couldn't agree more. Curious minds want to know.
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It's in the last paragraph,

Once you have these out, you can now lift the back of the console up a bit and slowly pull it towards the rear of the truck. There are a few clips on the front by the dash, these were the only ones that I recall, and they came out fairly gently. With that out of the way, you now have a ton of room to run wiring or do whatever you want to do. For me, I simply added a hard wired 3 way cigarette plug adapter under the dash and needed to get the console out of the way to get the drill under there.
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Nice. Would a Center Console Removal for a stick shift be similar, I wonder ?
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I'm pretty sure it's just about the same except for the removal of the shift boot.
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Thanks man, awesome write up! I've been looking for this everywhere and like you said, i could only find minimal stuff and i wanted to wait for someone to do it so i didn't screw anything up. Thanks very much for your time and pictures.
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Nice. Would a Center Console Removal for a stick shift be similar, I wonder ?
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I'm pretty sure it's just about the same except for the removal of the shift boot.
Take off the shifter knob and the console lifts right out.

This thread FTW.
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I think I do this once every month or two... it helps to pull the console out to clean it. I run it under hot water in the sink to get rid of the sticky stufff wooooo wheeee
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