Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide




See Figures 1 and 2

Consoles are usually removed by loosening the mounting screws and disengaging the retaining clips. Many of these screws are concealed by plastic covers which may be popped off with a small prybar or similar tool. The console can be lifted over the shifter handle and removed from the car. Be very careful not to lose any small parts between the floor pan and carpet while the console is out.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Most consoles are secured by several mounting screws and clips

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Fig. Fig. 2: Some screws may be hidden

Once the console is removed, take an extra moment to clean it thoroughly and apply a vinyl protectant. You can now get all the crevices that have been blocked by the seats and hidden by the carpet. When the console is reinstalled, make sure that any wires in the area are not pinched by the console or pierced by the mounting screws.