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ive been trying to figure out how to dismantle the center console to re-mount the cup holder cover. i have an 04 and have found out that this is fairly laborious. can someone lend me a hand and give me a few hints or tips on where to find seperable joints.<p>thanks, been getting fed up with the missing lid, looks pretty ugly.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>TIA
 

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Re: need some help interior (Elmoworld)

Can't help - but I'm interested in knowing as well. I want to cover that flip lid with a leather wrap.
 

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Re: need some help interior (Elmoworld)

It comes right off, just wiggle and pull a bit<br>I've modified two of these, I make the lid a removable lid thus making the cupholders actually work as cupholders without that stupid lid in the way
 

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Re: need some help interior (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It comes right off, just wiggle and pull a bit<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wiggled and pulled with all my might (well, as much force as I thought the plastic could take) and the two larger sliding pins would not let go. I stupidly hit my cupholder door with my attache a couple of months ago and the door has been "floppy" ever since. I believe there <I>was</I> a spring involved in the mechanism that has dropped into the deep abyss that is the center console... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Like Barry, I look forward to hearing how your removal goes...<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: need some help interior (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... and the door has been "floppy" ever since...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are two guide pins that are loaded by some tension springs There's a little star clip that secures the springs to their mounting points. Very little chance they broke loose and are lost.<p>You could probably remove the assembly (requires center console dissassembly) and reseat the spring(s) behind the guide pins.
 

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Re: need some help interior (Elmoworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Elmoworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">can someone lend me a hand and give me a few hints or tips on where to find seperable joints.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think your best bet is to remove the two long side panels that rest against the carpet. You'll find a plastic screw on each panel hidden between the seats and the center console. If you can get this screw out (hopefully without needing to remove the seats) the panels should slide back and out easily. I am hopeful that you would then be able to see how the other pieces fit together. Be careful when removing these two panels as there is an L-shaped tab holding the middle of the panel tightly against the console.<p>Please note I am no expert when it comes to this console. I only know about these two panels because my dealer mangled several pieces while addressing a shifter rattle a few months ago, one of them being the long panel on the passenger side of the console. The L-shaped tab is now bent and the panel is nice and loose. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>A writeup (or photo essay) detailing out your experience would be a great addition to the archives...<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: need some help interior (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You could probably remove the assembly (requires center console dissassembly) and reseat the spring(s) behind the guide pins.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>(gulp) Maybe the floppy door isn't so bad.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>(gulp) Maybe the floppy door isn't so bad.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not too bad of a job removing the center console:<p>1) Remove pen holder by prying up with bone tool.<br>2) Remove 2 long side panels by twisting screw 1/4 turn with a coin, pulling the back edge out and pulling whole panel back. <br>3) Remove the gearshift selector cover by releasing the two forward catches visible underneath the pen holder. Lift front edge up to release, lift whole panel up. Don't forget to put the shifter in a "rear" gear.<br>4) Remove the coin holder by pulling straight up.<br>5) Remove the CD holder by releasing the catch at the front edge and pulling straight up.<br>6) Remove the parking brake boot by opening the cup holder cover and storage area cover and releasing the catches on the edge of the plastic panel. Thread the boot over the parking brake lever. <br>7) Remove the panel at the rear of the console facing the back seat with bone tool.<br>8) There are 4 screws to be removed. Two under the front edge of where the shifter panel was, and two in the bottom of the storage area behind the cup holders. Remove<br>9) Carefully lift the front edge of the console up.<br>10) Lift the rear edge and move backwards. <br>11) Thread up over parking brake.<p>Voila. Easy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: need some help interior (needsdecaf)

well, thanks for the help everyone, i will hopefully get to work on this tonight. the lid was already floppy, but it has been like that ever since i owned the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i'll be sure to update with pics of the new lid and shift surround as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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