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Trouble removing center console


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#1 Martinjmpr

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 03:32 AM

Okay, I'm trying my radio swap (removing the old AM/FM/WB/Cassette and 6-cd changer in favor of an in-dash AM/FM/WB/CD.) Anyway, I got the old radio out (and hope I didn't pull any wires out when I removed it!), but I dropped several screws down in the area under the forward part of the console (the area immediately underneath the radio and behind the ashtray.) I could probably get them if I could remove the forward part of the console, but I can't figure out how to do that. I've removed the rear console cover (the area right in front of the console storage box) but the area forward of that, that is, the area where the AT shifter is, doesn't seem to have any screws I can see to remove.

Do I need to remove the AT shift lever first?

Second question, does anyone know how to remove the 6-disc CD changer from under the passenger seat? I haven't examined it closely, but I can't see any screws or bolts holding it to the floor. I've already disconnected all the electrical connections, so all I have to do now is physically remove the unit from under the seat.

Final question, does anyone know of a place (besides a Subaru dealer) where I can get the little "pocket" that sits underneath the factory radio? Now that I have only the radio/CD head unit, I'm going to have an ugly gap under the radio.

Thanks for any help. If I'm still having problems tomorrow, I'll post some digital pics so people will know what I'm talking about.

BTW, the AM/FM/WB/Cassette, 6-CD changer and Changer control will be for sale as soon as I figure out how to get the changer out. Radio, cassette and changer work fine, except there is no backlight behind the display on the radio.

Thanks in advance for any help.

#2 Martinjmpr

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 12:34 PM

Disregard my last. I figured it out (the manual shows that the forward portion of the console just "pops" out.

Okay, radio works, now I just have to get it re-installed, and hope I can get all those little screws back in!




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