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Old 03-05-2017, 06:05 AM
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Need to take off center console f01

I searched here and couldn't find a thread on taking off center console of my 2009 bmw 750i. I'm new to this forum so maybe I'm not searching correctly. Basically I saw a threat on running a wire for a pedal box from the accelerator upthroygj the ashtray. Also I would need to take off that side plastic molding that holds the carpet by the driver leg that connects to the center console. Any help or pics would be appreciated. The forum I tried to follow was stealth pedal box install.
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:07 AM
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That thread is where I got the idea but there was no description on how to take the center console and the side valance piece off
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:57 AM
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Need to take off center console f01

My bad on that. I did this 4 years ago and I know I used a thread in here to do the install. I thought that was it.
I'm remembering this on the fly and should be correct. Please use caution.
Remove plastic trim around the key/lock. Just grab and pull straight up.
Once that is removed, there are screws now visible that need to be removed.
Remove cup holder insert and ashtray insert.
When they are removed, you can slide the console trim plate back and up and then rotate up and over the shifter. I remember it being easy, but also remember there are electrical connections to the buttons that may not have a lot of slack.
To remove the side carpet trim, find the embedded screws. Once removed, I think the trim piece slides back and off.
I didn't do the full stealth by fishing the connector down and through the cutout near the pedal. I tucked wire high and then dropped it down behind pedal. I can only see it when I'm cleaning in the footwell. I am satisfied with the look.
Having the control in the old ashtray is well worth doing either version of the install.



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Old 03-07-2017, 04:48 AM
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Thank you for input I see the screw for the molding. Gonna wait until Saturday to do the install.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:02 PM
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Pm if you still need help.

However, get some plastic wedge tools, should be dirt cheap at a spares shop.

Simply pull/lever out the center unit where the start stop button is, and then its a couple of screws.

Remember the disassembly order of the panels, and reassemble in exactly the same way, it only goes out/comes back in in a specific order
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:47 AM
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Thank you all for input it helped tremendously. Pedal box is in and I love it. Install went well... Nothing broke so I pleased lol
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