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Post by ard126k » Fri May 31, 2019 9:15 pm

Can I just ask how you got the centre dash out without moving the tunnel cover? I'm pretty sure mine has a couple of screws at the bottom so the tunnel cover has to come off.
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Post by Oxymoron » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:17 pm

ard126k wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:15 pm
Can I just ask how you got the centre dash out without moving the tunnel cover? I'm pretty sure mine has a couple of screws at the bottom so the tunnel cover has to come off.
Thanks
Alex.
Hi
I was lucky as the base of the dash centre hadn't been screwed in, apart from one loose screw, which fell out when the panel was wiggled about!
I just took the screws out of the centre console, so that I could lift it up enough to free the panel off.

It's gone back the same as it was before!

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Post by ard126k » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:09 pm

Drat I thought you'd found a brilliant way to get in there without taking the handbrake cable off :cry:


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Post by Oxymoron » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 pm

ard126k wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Drat I thought you'd found a brilliant way to get in there without taking the handbrake cable off :cry:
My previous Scimitar had a very slack handbrake and I managed to lift the console over it!


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Post by TrevorG » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 pm

I managed to remove and replace without touching the handbrake. I found that if you unscrew it, lift up a bit, you can then disconnect the lighter cables and unclip the gear lever leather cover. Rear seat needs lifting a bit and front seats folded flat then lift console to clear seats, turn through about ninety degrees and it pulls off.



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Post by Oxymoron » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:29 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 pm
I managed to remove and replace without touching the handbrake. I found that if you unscrew it, lift up a bit, you can then disconnect the lighter cables and unclip the gear lever leather cover. Rear seat needs lifting a bit and front seats folded flat then lift console to clear seats, turn through about ninety degrees and it pulls off.
It is easier on a manual, as you don't have the auto gear lever in the way.


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:40 pm

Good point! It was also easy taking it off as I had removed the seats first. Typically forgot and put seats in place before the centre console and had to work out the moves as I was determined not to have to take the seats out again as putting them in on my own was a pain.



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