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    As in the title, want to strip out the walnut trim from my M3 cab and replace with black. Anyone got any pics to help me in removing the centre console. Also how do the gearknob and wooden handbrake sleeve come off?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Kevin.
     
     

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    I will do a write up for you tonight mate....
    Unfortunatly no pics, but ill explain the best I can....
     
     

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    Steve,
    Thanks mate much appreciated!
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    Right, this is all from memory so I apologise if I miss anything...

    The handbrake sleeves, i have never worked out how they come off. When I added my wood, I replaced the whole lever assembly as all the console was out anyway and its 2 bolts and the adjusters to remove it...
    The gearlever should just pull off with a good tug...

    1st thing to do is pull out the gearshift gaiter from the console. Then reach under and push the hazard switch out of the console.
    Then remove the front and rear ashtrays, IIRC there are 2 phillips screws in each ashtray holding them in. Then pull the handbrake gaiter up and out of the console, these are usually secured to the handbrake lever itself with a cable tie. Cut the tie and remove the handbrake gaiter completly...
    Then you remove the glovebox assembly, there are 8 screws holding it in, 2 of the screws at the top are accessed through the air vents at the top of the glove box. Remove 8 screws and pull the glovebox out towards you and unplug the torch and light connectors.
    Then remove the trim panel underneath the steering wheel, this is usually held in with 3 screws and it pulls out towards the seats..
    Now go back to the handbrake console, there should be a phillips screw holding the rear in underneath where the rear ashtray is, there is a phillips holding the front in which is accessed through the hole where the hazard switch is.
    Now you should be able to pull out that handbrake surround..
    Next you will have to remove the OBC or clock from its surround, these just gently unclip out of the way and pull forward. You can now pull out the centre trim with the lighter socket. Just gently pull this out of the way and disconnect the fag lighter...
    Just behind the hole where the hazard switch, where the handbrake console used to be, you will see a plastic 10mm nut. Unscrew this...
    Next push out all the window switches, you can push these from underneath. Disconnect these and remove them.
    Next you will see 2 phillips screws at the top where the OBC used to sit. Undo these. there will also be a screw on the left at the top, where the glovebox used to sit, and another on the drivers side.
    When all these are out you can lift thew centre console out over the gearlever. The wood panel is help onto the centre console with 4 phillips screws.

    Now my fingers hurt....
    Any more questions please ask......
     
     

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    Steve,
    Thanks, this is fantastic, I will have a go at the weekend and post my results.

    Final question - how to get the dear knob and wooden handbrake sleeve off?

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    dooohhh RTFM!!!!
    Sorry mate.........

    Thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by asbi View Post
    dooohhh RTFM!!!!
    Sorry mate.........

    Thanks again,
    Kevin.
    If you need any more advice mate, let me know....
    I will try and do a full write up with pics when I get chance...
     
     

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