Tuesday, 1 March 2016

VW Golf MK4 Centre Console Removal and Replacement

When I bought my MK4 VW Golf part of the centre console was broken so one of the items on my list was to replace it. I managed to source a suitable part from a local breakers yard which also gave me useful insight in to how to remove it from my car. It's a useful tip - if you need to remove a part it often pays to do the work on a scrap car so you can work out the best procedure.

I found that the easiest way to remove the front section was with the rear centre console also removed as it gave much better access. In order to remove the rear console I also needed to remove the centre armrest which fortunately was something I had planned to do anyway as I find it gets in the way when I'm driving.

There are 4 Torx T20 screws that hold the rear centre console in place. Once these are removed the section can be lifted out over the handbrake, taking care to unplug the fuel flap button.

The front section of the centre console has 4 screws holding it in place but 2 of these are shared with the rear section and go through both, so only 2 more need removing to take the front section out.

Once those screws are out, unclip the gearstick gaiter, remove ashtray and the centre console will slide out.

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