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Old 02-04-2010, 04:58 PM
kondori3 kondori3 is offline
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how to remove center console by gear shift

91 525i automatic tranny. I would like to know how to remove center console by the gear shifter. Could anyone help?
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:00 AM
jonathan_mccanl jonathan_mccanl is offline
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I just pulled out my heater core in a 94 540i and had to do this. Bentley manual does fairly good job explaining all this.

First pop out ashtray from back seat. Inside you will see two in bracket holding rear console down. Next loosen screw in cassette tape box in center console (mine had a small plastic cover on it). Pull up E-brake pop out dust boot around it (it just snaps out). I think there are two screws in here that need to come out then. Next pop out window and emergency light buttons and unplug wires. Remove shifter (my auto had one screw on handle that came out). You may need to pop out gear shift indicator to unplug the A/M button (not really sure what this does).

I think that is everything. If not you should be able to figure out where any other screws are bolts are at this time just by feeling where resistance is.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:47 AM
jonathan_mccanl jonathan_mccanl is offline
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oh yeah. you gotta put car in drive position to get it out too
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:48 AM
kondori3 kondori3 is offline
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thank you. I'll try.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:30 PM
ruf-porsche ruf-porsche is offline
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This is for removing the wood veneer cover that sits in the console. Get a suction cup like those found on a gps unit that are used to attach it to the window. Attach it to the front of the console and give it a yank. The front should come up and you should be able to slide it forward to unclip the back.
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