console fit nightmare !!

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console fit nightmare !!

Postby lowrider » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:27 pm

Decided to fit a new cd player at the weekend,managed to strip out half the car to do so,bloody 'ell !! anyway could'nt get the console off completely, it seemed not to come away from the point just above the middle vents. Does this clip out or what ?? Fitted it all back together but now the fitting is not flush. Can anyone tell me how to remove the cosole completely for re-fitting, as I like things to look neat and as they should be :!:
Cheers in advance,AG.
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Postby Si » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:31 pm

The two centre vents have to be removed, and the small screws behind each vent have to be undone before the console can be removed.

Best method I found for removing vents was to hook a tent peg behind - and pull, HARD. There are MANY other methods ....... decide which one you're going to be happy with.

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Postby Enjay » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:35 pm

Time for my patented wobbly video of vent removal.

http://www.zen64060.zen.co.uk/mx5/ventout.wmv

The tool wasn't a tent peg, but an allen key. The principle is just the same though. It only looks like a big jolt when the vent comes out because I was both the star of the show and the cameraman so had only 1 hand for each operation.
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Postby Markyboy » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:07 pm

Great video :D
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Postby filgreen » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:11 pm

The one thing I found when removing the vents is that the effort required to pull them out is amazingly high. They need a real good pull.
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Postby PaulDS » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:34 pm

You'd make a good dentist enjay :shock:
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Postby Enjay » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:51 pm

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I use a length of mains cable

Postby Stonehaven » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:04 pm

Best is 5 amp lighting cable - bend it back on itself, push into the vent, pull back so it catches one of the fins and then pull bothe neds of the cable - works every time and spreads the load a little, if your oulling device is to thin the fins can break from the back.
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Re: I use a length of mains cable

Postby Enjay » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:07 pm

Stonehaven wrote:bothe neds


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