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Old 08-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Center Console Removal ?

How tricky is it the remove the center console ?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Not hard at all, 101 projects book helped a lot with screw locations. Had mine hydro dipped in carbon lookName:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377226294.277198.jpg
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Didn't find it helpful
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Use the instructions from the short shift kits. Be careful when pulling out the console. I tore up the leather on the underside of the hand brake lever.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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Try these instructions for the B&M shift kit.

http://bmracing.com/wp-bnmcont/uploads/45135.pdf
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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It's not too tough if you follow a good DIY and don't rush. I had mine out a couple of years ago to do the handbrake switch, and I'll be taking it out again tomorrow to install my 997 shifter. I'll also be installing the hinge repair kit for the console lid while it is out.

Here's a good DIY:

Boxster Projects | Parking Brake Sensor Switch

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Replacing the Handbrake - Porsche Boxster (986) FAQ
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:35 AM   #7
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really easy, just take your time and remove all screws

ive took all my boxster s 2004 interior in roughly 8 hours, there is nothing hard to do on a boxster.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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What 13m said. The plastic edges are sharp and will damage leather or soft-touch plastic. Consider removing the seat to get more room. Not really necessary but makes it easier , and you might be a bit higher up the ocd scale than average so this helps it to go smoother.
By project standards it is pretty easy overall. GL
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:53 AM   #9
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Hmm... judging by the links, it looks like a 5 minute job ? First remove the shift boot, followed by a side panel and then series of screws ? Why would anyone want to remove a seat ?
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:39 AM   #10
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@JD - think more like 15-20min once you find all the hidden screws and think twice about pulling hard on the leather knee bolster panels, etc. but not difficult at all. Keep the screws separated as there are a number of different sizes used. Seat removal is definitely not necessary but would make it easier as you do have to somewhat twist the console to get it out even w/ sliding passenger seat forward and reclining back as much as possible. Use a towel to wrap the back end of console so the sharp plastic edges don't scratch your leather seats. Also, use caution removing the side panel by the e-brake as one is a clip and the other a tab. Another tip... if you are doing something like a SSK install... go for a test drive ensuring all gears are fine before you re-install console. Otherwise, you'll have to take it all back out to adjust the links.

@juicepro - your faux CF console looks great! Seems your e-brake could use a good adjustment (w/ the pulley arm under oddments tray). Should only need to be raised a few clicks.

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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Dont forget the screw under the coin holder inside the centre console and be gentle getting it over the handbrake to prevent marking it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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id say 20 the first time then after that you can do it in 5 mins. dont forget to mark what wire goes to which switch l;ol
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Seat removal is certainly NOT necessary. But as I recall, due to the tight fit and need to twist the plastic console tightly, it was almost impossible to remove and reinstall without the sharp edges touching both the seat and the brake handle.
I did it with the seats in place - then called the auto cosmetics guy to touch up the brake handle. I had protected the seat at re-install. Wish I had thought to tape the brake handle. Thought to myself that next time it would give me more room to maneuver the console and less chance to damage something just to pop the seat/s out of the way first. But not actually necessary, just be careful.
10 min is about right, took me a bit longer because was adding a few tricks along the way.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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Not hard at all, 101 projects book helped a lot with screw locations. Had mine hydro dipped in carbon lookAttachment 17728
Where in Cali are you? Where did you get your console dipped, and what did it run you?


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Old 05-05-2014, 02:55 PM   #15
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having just replaced my shifter, I would highly recommend the removal of the passenger side seat. for the time involved with removing the 4 bolts and the additional maneuver room it will provide you it is a good idea. in addition, it will provide you with the opportunity to lessen any associated expenses by retrieving spare change.
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I removed my console without a problem however, when I went to reinstall it i noticed there was a switch for the alarm that attaches to the console so when the console door is opened the alarm sounds. I can't figure out where this goes or how to attach it.

Please help.


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Try these instructions for the B&M shift kit.

http://bmracing.com/wp-bnmcont/uploads/45135.pdf
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http://www.bmracing.com/bmnew/pdf/9500725.pdf
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #18
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I have the factory equalizer. How do I delete it?

I am in desperate need to remove the center console (36" inseam) but I have the factory equalizer in the lower bin. Any instructions on how to bypass it?
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B&M instructions http://files.dpbrands.com/bm/instructions/45135.pdf
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