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Removal and Installation of Center Console
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removal and Installation of Center Console

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$600 to $1200

Talent:

*

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz 450SL (1975-80)

Parts Required:

Center console

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery

Performance Gain:

Improved interior

Complementary Modification:

Replace the carpet

Removing the center console is not a difficult task but it can take time.  Other components such as the ashtray, radio, shift lever cover and climate control cover will have to be removed.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses, work gloves and dispose of all fluids in a safe manner. Coolant is poisonous and should be treated as such. Animals and small children have been known to die from ingesting coolant. If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always wear eye and hand protection. Disconnect the battery before working on your car.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the console to the floorboard.
Figure 1

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the console to the floorboard.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the carpet to the floorboard.
Figure 2

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the carpet to the floorboard.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the screws located at the front of the console.
Figure 3

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the screws located at the front of the console. 

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the panels above the floorboard.
Figure 4

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that attach the panels above the floorboard.

Remove the panels.
Figure 5

Remove the panels.

Behind the radio and climate control there is a brace with two Phillips head screws.
Figure 6

Behind the radio and climate control there is a brace with two Phillips head screws. Loosen and remove the screws.

There are times when you will remove various parts of your car in order to repair or replace components.
Figure 7

There are times when you will remove various parts of your car in order to repair or replace components. Sometimes you will find various repairs from the previous owners. Here is an example. I am not sure what the previous owner was trying to achieve.

After the screws have been removed, the console can slip out and be repaired or replaced.
Figure 8

After the screws have been removed, the console can slip out and be repaired or replaced. Installation is the opposite of removal.



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