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Hi guys.... Before i go hacking it apart.... Where are the screws that hold the centre console ( Plastic around the cd player/ heater dials ) etc etc 

 

 

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Down by the handbrake is a small rectangular panel that hides two screws. Then the ones on the side of the centre console itself. I think there might be a few hidden ones behind the radio and possibly the ash tray too but I can't remember 100%.

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What he said.. Deffo at least one behind that you need to expose.

I remember someone posted an extract from the service manual once showing the locations.

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Oh, and if the consoles never been out be prepared to struggle with the screws under the handbrake... :roll:

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Oh, and if the consoles never been out be prepared to struggle with the screws under the handbrake... :roll:

I had to drill them out of mine! Impact driver would have been better but I didn't have one at the time!

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Sounds fun! ill give it ago when i get a bit of spare time and its not dark!  angrymod.gif1 

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Just get a big long screw driver should be ok

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The two screws under the handbrake go right through the floor of the car so they get rusty, if you can get under the car give them a spray with wd40 before removing them, you can also use a screwdriver bit on a ratchet to get them off easier, just be careful not to strip the head or its never coming off.

Im trying to remove my centre console too so i can run wires for an amp but cant find all the screws

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Be sure to use WD40 because the two big screws securing the console to the floor are absolute pigs to remove.....I put massive torque on 'em but they only unscrewed a little and got tighter as I went....gave it up as a bad job until I can use WD40 underneath the car.

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5 hours ago, Hotrod Aha said:

The two screws under the handbrake go right through the floor of the car so they get rusty, if you can get under the car give them a spray with wd40 before removing them, you can also use a screwdriver bit on a ratchet to get them off easier, just be careful not to strip the head or its never coming off.

Im trying to remove my centre console too so i can run wires for an amp but cant find all the screws

That's how I did it as well.. Let's you keep the pressure on nice. 

 

Been a while since I had the console out, but there's a sneaky screw behind on of the switches or something.  Sure that there's a how to on here (will be mega old though) if not, get the workshop manual from the downloads section :)

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5 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

That's how I did it as well.. Let's you keep the pressure on nice. 

 

Been a while since I had the console out, but there's a sneaky screw behind on of the switches or something.  Sure that there's a how to on here (will be mega old though) if not, get the workshop manual from the downloads section :)

Thanks mate il have a look for that

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It's described in this post here :

 

 

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Behind the hazard / rear heated screen buttons..... And in the head unit area

 

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I'm on my phone, and the trusty book is handy. 

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When I just bought my Civic (it was used), I had to get a new center console https://www.carid.com/center-consoles/ . And to have it installed, I really spent a lot of time and effort removing those two rusty bolts, which attach the console to the floor. So finally I had to spray some WD 40 there to make these move, and only then managed to unscrew. Looks like they rust due to moisture getting onto them from underneath, so it is the best place to apply WD40.

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Best bet is to replace both those screws with bolts mate. Rover 400/45/mgzs had bolts instead of screes, much easier to get out. I put copper grease on the bolts before i put them back in so should be easy to take out again if need be ^_^

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As above, it's because they are exposed to the elements underneath the car.

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