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Muzzman1

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Feb 8, 2014
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Here's a very very short-cut to get it out.
I've seen quite a few posting about how to get the center console apart just to replace the decor piece.
I was shown this method by a Ranger when we were discussing the small screws for the leather slider that fall off at times. This is the east access method to that stuff.
Hope this helps anyone that needs it!!

PS, I'm swapping out my bezel that's why it's missing from the video.

 

BrettS

Active Member
Mar 28, 2017
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Orlando, FL
OK, in light of the controversy that’s been going on here, can I just say that this is a perfect example of a time when it’s perfectly appropriate and actually helpful to post a link to a YouTube video? Unlike the information that has been showing up in YouTube videos here lately, which could easily be conveyed by typing a few sentences, this information is best presented in a ‘show and tell’ manner.
 

Max*

Charging
Apr 8, 2015
6,672
3,835
NoVa
OK, in light of the controversy that’s been going on here, can I just say that this is a perfect example of a time when it’s perfectly appropriate and actually helpful to post a link to a YouTube video? Unlike the information that has been showing up in YouTube videos here lately, which could easily be conveyed by typing a few sentences, this information is best presented in a ‘show and tell’ manner.
Plus, it's 29 seconds instead of 29 minutes!
 

Max*

Charging
Apr 8, 2015
6,672
3,835
NoVa
OK, in light of the controversy that’s been going on here, can I just say that this is a perfect example of a time when it’s perfectly appropriate and actually helpful to post a link to a YouTube video? Unlike the information that has been showing up in YouTube videos here lately, which could easily be conveyed by typing a few sentences, this information is best presented in a ‘show and tell’ manner.
Plus, it's 29 seconds instead of 29 minutes!
 

MDR SEA

2015 Model S 85D, 2016 Model X 90D
Dec 29, 2016
210
140
Pac NW
I notice that the trim around the cup holders is removed.
Does this "pop out" work if the trim is still in place?
I'd like to give it a try.
Thanks
 

Muzzman1

Member
Feb 8, 2014
809
1,570
Los Angeles
I notice that the trim around the cup holders is removed.
Does this "pop out" work if the trim is still in place?
I'd like to give it a try.
Thanks
The Chrome/Metal ring around the cup holder is part of the entire bezel assembly and comes out with it as a whole unit.
 

selfbp

Member
Aug 4, 2017
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East, TN
Obviously you have a decent amount of experience with this specific trim mechanism. Let me ask you this. My driver side arm rest has a little bit of... play.. you could say. Like the passenger side one doesn’t move at all when in the ‘covered’ position, yet my driver side one has developed a little wiggle forward and back. Is this common? I would pop mine off but I don’t wanna risk wearing out any slide or clips even more to create more of an issue..
 

mbhforum

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Apr 4, 2016
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I am going to replace my figured ash with Carbon Fiber. Do I just need to take a pry tool and lift up the wood trim here? It’s not clear from this video how to actually remove the trim. Looks like I need to pop off side pieces there too?
 

Muzzman1

Member
Feb 8, 2014
809
1,570
Los Angeles
View attachment 504654 I am going to replace my figured ash with Carbon Fiber. Do I just need to take a pry tool and lift up the wood trim here? It’s not clear from this video how to actually remove the trim. Looks like I need to pop off side pieces there too?
Get the other slider off, once you do just use your fingernail in the rear edge of the trim piece, it pops right up. A plastic pry tool will work too.
 

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