Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus and Breeze

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the mounting screws securing the rear of the floor console assembly to the floor bracket.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disengage the clips securing the PRNDL plate from the console and remove the plate.
  6.  
  7. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the shifter boot and knob as follows:
    1. Pull down the shift boot enough to expose the shifter roll pin.
    2.  
    3. Using a flat blade tool, pry open the legs of the shift knob away from the roll pin and remove the knob from the shift lever.
    4.  
    5. Squeeze the shift boot at its base and pull up to remove.
    6.  

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  9. Remove the 2 front floor console mounting screws. Raise the parking brake lever as high as it will go to allow for removal clearance.
  10.  
  11. Remove the floor console from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Floor console and forward console component assembly-Cirrus, Stratus and Breeze

To install:
  1. With the parking brake lever in the fully applied position, install the floor console into the vehicle. Install the front and rear floor console mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the PRNDL plate onto the console and secure it into place by engaging the mounting clips.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with a manual transaxle, install the shift boot and knob as follows:
    1. Slide the rubber boot down over the shift lever and squeeze at the base of the boot to engage it into position on the console.
    2.  
    3. Install the shift knob onto the shift lever and bend the legs of the shift knob tightly on the shift lever over the roll pin.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

Sebring Convertible

See Figure 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Using a 2mm Allen wrench, remove the setscrew securing the shifter knob to the shift lever. Remove the shifter knob by pulling it up off the shift lever.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 3 mounting screws securing the rear of the console to the console bracket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screw hole garnish cap and the PRNDL bezel from the console.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 mounting screws attaching the console to the shifter. Raise the parking brake lever to a 45 degree angle to allow for removal clearance of the console.
  10.  
  11. Raise the rear of the console high enough to access the console wiring harness connector. Disconnect the 8-way wiring harness connector.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Transaxle range indicator bezel removal

  1. Remove the console from the vehicle.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Raise the parking brake lever to approximately a 45 degree angle to provide proper clearance for console installation.
  2.  
  3. Install the floor console into the vehicle. Engage the center console wiring harness connector to the vehicle wiring harness. Install the front and rear floor console mounting screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the PRNDL bezel onto the console and screw hole garnish cap.
  6.  
  7. Install the shifter knob down onto the shift lever. Install and securely tighten the shifter knob setscrew.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figure 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


CAUTION
The air bag control unit is mounted beneath the center console. Use care when working with the center console assembly not to impact or shock the control unit.

  1. Remove the center floor console assembly as follows:
  2.  
  3. Remove the shifter knob on models equipped with a manual transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shifter trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center instrument panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the panel box from the console assembly.
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  11. Remove the two screws from the center of the console.
  12.  
  13. Remove the four side panel screws and remove the console from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Floor console component assembly-Sebring coupe and Avenger

To install:
  1. Place the center console into position in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the two screws to the center of the console.
  4.  
  5. Install the panel box to the console assembly.
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  7. Install the center instrument panel.
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  9. Install the shifter trim panel.
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  11. Install the shifter knob on models equipped with a manual transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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