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Console Trim Removal question

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One of our customers is battling with his 997 rear center console. The silver trim at the base of the shifter won't come off the old console that he is removing.

This is the long trim that sits below the shifter leather and rests on top of the console at the front.

Anyone have some suggestions? I thought it pulled off from the clips, but apparently his is adhered more strongly.


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In 2007+ vehicles, this is now screwed down. You need to...

1) Get an old credit card and pry up the shifter boot from the back, it should snap off. Under the boot are four screws, remove these.

2) In each wheel well in the back the carpet 'triangles' need to be removed. They are screwed on with a large (30?) torx screws that are embedded in the carpet.

3) Once the carpet triangles are off, there is a torx screw, one per each side, that holds on the alumi-look trim. Remove these.

4) Now the rest of the B&P procedure applies.

Hope that helps your customer.


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I recently removed the center console from my 987 (basically the same as 997). To remove the console and the silver trim you need to not only remove the gear lever gaiter , but also the cubby hole or tray as it is called that sits below the switch panel for the rear deck spoiler etc. In my case this is what I did.

1. Remove gear lever gaiter pull directly upwards at the back edge (nearest side to handbrake) then the front is held by two tabs so you need to pull the giater towards the handbrake to release these front tabs

2 To remove the silver trim with the console still in place you need to remove both the center console covers.

3 The two screws that hold the center console covers in place are hidden by a small carpeted cover at the end of the console in the driver and passenger footwell. As Tom says these are held in place by a single torx screw.

4. With the carpeted covers removed you can now remove the two screws holding the side center console covers and slide gently the covers towards the rear of the car as there are two clips holding the covers at the front.

5 With the side covers removed next remove the top coloured part of the trim it just unclips.

6 Now you can get to all 4 screws (that were under the gear gaiter)and also have free space to lift and slide the silver trim up and out away from the console.

I've added a pic to help. Note the gearknob needs two hands and a very firm tug to release from the lever. If you can work round not removing it , I'd suggest leaving it on, but just unclipped.



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