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Porsche GT3 Center Console Delete - Porsche 911 Carrera
 
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Porsche GT3 Center Console Delete - Porsche 911 Carrera

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$175

Talent:

**

Tools:

Torx driver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 996 Carrera models (1999-05)
Porsche 996 Turbo, GT2, GT3 (2001-05)

Parts Required:

GT3 console and trim cover

Hot Tip:

Great upgrade for tall people

Performance Gain:

More comfortable driving

Complementary Modification:

Install short shift kit
If you're really tall, you might want to upgrade to the GT3 center console, which will give you a lot more legroom when driving. Follow the instructions below for an easy installation.
The Picture 2005: 911 Carrera can be a bit difficult to drive if you're just a bit taller than normal.
Figure 1

The Picture 2005: 911 Carrera can be a bit difficult to drive if you're just a bit taller than normal. If your legs are just a little bit too long, you can remove the not-so-useful center console bins and install the GT3 cover in its place. Unfortunately this option is not available in the 997 Carreras. The two parts that you need are Picture 552:-Picture 02:-A10 (A10 is black, many other colors are available) and Picture 552:-Picture 02:-A03 (plastic trim piece, black). At $175 for the pair, they are a bit expensive, but if it makes the car more drivable, then it's probably worth it. Begin the process by removing the two side trim panels--they simply pull off with a bit of force (green arrows). Also, pry out the plastic trim piece located under the center console tray (yellow arrow).

Next, pull away the carpet trim that is located on both sides of the console (green arrow).
Figure 2

Next, pull away the carpet trim that is located on both sides of the console (green arrow). Remove the screws that hold the center console to the chassis (red arrow and yellow arrow, two screws on each side of the console). B: With the screws disconnected, pull the console up and out of the car. You will have to shift the car into second gear or put it in drive (Tiptronic transmission shown here) in order to gain enough clearance to remove the console. C: At this point, you need to remove the bracket that holds the center console to the chassis. Remove the shift knob and remove or lift up the entire center console--see Project 42 for instructions on how to accomplish this. You don't need to completely remove the entire center console, simply give yourself enough wiggle room to remove the bracket and install the new GT3 piece. With the console removed, remove the four nuts that hold the bracket to the center tunnel. D: Install the GT3 center console cover in place using two of the studs that formerly held in the console bracket. Reinstall the center console when you're done.

Shown here is the completed installation with lots of extra legroom for you.
Figure 3

Shown here is the completed installation with lots of extra legroom for you. The final step is to snap the plastic trim piece onto the center console (blue arrow).

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Comments and Suggestions:
Dave Comments: Thanks, I actually figured out what it is. It is a phone hookup. I was worried because it was disconnected when I opened it up.
August 26, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Dave Comments: Question: In figure b and c you can see a wiring harness on top of the airbag control module. What is that? I just installed this kit and on my car this plug is disconnected.
August 23, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I can't tell from the photo. Most likely center console components. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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