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Centre console removal

Postby Blue ass fly » Fri 10.04.2020, 18:02

Since owning the car ive noticed that the console where it meets the selector surround is raised
Can anyone tell me how to remove the console so i can see whats needed to rectify it
Lockdown boredom is kicking in and things ive ignored are now irritating me
Any help appreciated
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Portugal_lotus » Fri 10.04.2020, 22:18

Hi Friend ,
You need to remove the 2 small screws in the small box ( the one we put the cd cases ),
In there should be 2 Phillips screws on each side ( in the center you can find the cables ,
After this you need to remove the 2 windows switch in there will be another 2 phillips screws and after this remove the mirror switch and remove the gearknob , after this all you should almost remove the center console ,
But you need some patience :) you should need to push the handle brake and find the better position
To remove the console , I hope I could helped you .

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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 10.04.2020, 22:57

Yep, those directions are accurate.

You might want to look for some answers yourself using the Lotus manuals available via the link here or at the bottom of my signature below.
Lotus Manuals
Sometimes answers can be slow to arrive and trying to be patient can be frustrating.

Pretty much all the documentation you will need are there (thanks to permission from Lotus)
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby dapinky » Sat 11.04.2020, 09:52

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Yep, those directions are accurate.



....unless you have an S2 with the later design centre console - in which case there is no flip-up armrest with storage box.......
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 11.04.2020, 13:25

Although he previously said he has an SE
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby dapinky » Sat 11.04.2020, 16:37

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Although he previously said he has an SE


Not in this thread he hasn't.......

..... and as the thread is titled "Centre console removal" it may well be that someone in the future will search for information and find this thread - so I was just keeping the information accurate as opposed to a (presumed) specific application.
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 11.04.2020, 17:43

But I knew enough to look at his earlier posts to offer the correct response.

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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Portugal_lotus » Sat 11.04.2020, 22:13

Hi friends ,
We’re in the Easter time and with all troubles In the world ,
I think This forum is a great hobbie for who are in their houses .....
The propose is to help and not to unfriendly ......
I really realized the car is a SE but if not what’s the problem ?
I’m in the forum for long time to see Brit is a very active member ,
I just have to say thanks to Brit and all of this forum members .

Take care
Love , peace , health and Elan
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Blue ass fly » Sun 12.04.2020, 09:14

Thanks to all of you for the responses - all comments are welcome
Good call on looking at the manual ,although sometimes its nice to hear from people that have actually done the job to get tips or hints of anything they came up against
From your responses it looks like the two screws under the switches are missing as i can lift that area up
Thanks again and have a good easter break
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Tommy J » Wed 29.04.2020, 14:17

Blue ass fly wrote:Since owning the car ive noticed that the console where it meets the selector surround is raised
Can anyone tell me how to remove the console so i can see whats needed to rectify it
Lockdown boredom is kicking in and things ive ignored are now irritating me
Any help appreciated
Steve

I dont know if you have done this job yet. I did it recently. One thing not mentioned by any correspondent was how to remove the gear lever knob. I had to research elsewhere to find out there is a small grub screw on the side of the gear stick just under the leather sheathing that needs to be unscrewed first. This is not mentioned here nor in the printed lotus manual I have got. I also found you have to really pull the handbrake up very hard for the consul to clear it.
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Re: Centre console removal

Postby Blue ass fly » Wed 29.04.2020, 21:53

Hi tommy - thanks for the help
I nearly pulled the entire selector out trying to get the damn gearknob off before giving up
This is why its better to ask and get info off people that have actually done the job
Luckily i am replacing both gaiters so i just nipped the stitching
Found the problem with the console was the bracket bonded under the window switches had broken off
I drilled 2 holes through the console underneath the little rubber mat and re attached it with countersunk screws
Hopefully itll fit nicely when it goes back together
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