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gristy

Rear console hinge

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Hey all,

I have just installed a new rear center console, which i am very :D with! However i can't work out how to get the lid off the lockable oddments box right at the back. The instructions say something about a hinge replacement kit for '99 and '00 models (mine is a MY00), which is all well and good but that doesn't have anything to do with the lid, does it??? Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks

Martin

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Hey all,

I have just installed a new rear center console, which i am very :D with! However i can't work out how to get the lid off the lockable oddments box right at the back. The instructions say something about a hinge replacement kit for '99 and '00 models (mine is a MY00), which is all well and good but that doesn't have anything to do with the lid, does it??? Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks

Martin

If you open the lid, you'll see about 8 or so torx head screws on the inside of the lid. Remove these, then slide the top (armrest) part of the lid (backwards or forwards - can't 100% remember) and it should come away from the lid frame.

This will expose the metal hinge pin which you'll need to tap out to one side with a pin punch. Once removed, this should leave the lid free to come off.

The hinge repair kit is needed if the plastic brackets on the centre console (into which the hinge pin fits) have cracked - it's a really poor design as the centre console plastic is quite brittle so will crack if you open the lid with too much rearward force.

The kit itself is really easy to install and leaves you with a strong metal hinge in place of the plastic one - you'll need a pop riveter and a few basic tools, and it'll take about a half hour. There's more info in one of the TSBs on this site - which takes you through the process step by step....

Good luck!

Greg

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Thanks Greg,

I found the TSB so i should be good to go. Thanks for the heads up!

Martin

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Thanks Greg,

I found the TSB so i should be good to go. Thanks for the heads up!

Martin

Can you post the TSB title? I searched for it and can't find it!

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Thanks Greg,

I found the TSB so i should be good to go. Thanks for the heads up!

Martin

Can you post the TSB title? I searched for it and can't find it!

TSB 4/99 6848 Oddments Tray Cover -- dated Apr 14, 2000

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