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Those Damn White Plugs In The Centre Console.


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this is something silly that has always bothered me;

you know how you get the centre console pieces out; and theres the white plugs in the back of the components; and you have to unplug them to get the vents out of the way for example?

I can't do it! both due to age of 12 years being there; and awkward positioning im unsure on how to do it properly.

Im there leaning across the handbrake; one hand holding the vents to stop them from scratching things; and with the other hand with a flatblade pushing it into those grooves/tabs on the plug... there seem to be three. one on the side and one top/bottom. do you have to relase all three at once?

i've wedged the driver in there good trying to force it but that's probably not a good idea.

guidance please! ill stick up a photo in a sec.

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here's the pics.

I feel supremely stupid for asking how to unplug a plug.

But the truth is i've always struggled with these damned things. i got one out last year but practically destroyed it...

Just need to know the technique. its tricky then you are trying not to damage your car.



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in the second photo you can see the little push pin, push the connector tight together, push on the little pin in the middle with a small flat screwdriver to get it past the plastic bar, while pulling the plug apart , sounds funny like you need three hands. but with a little practice you can do it without seeing the plug at all.

and don't poke a hole in your hand with the screw driver..lol it should be fairly easy or your doing it wrong.

hope that helps

the pin is white

the bar stopping it is black

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Yeah it should just be that tab in the second picture.

If you have some picks or a really tiny flat head you can push it slightly under the black part from underneath which should hold down the white clip, the grab the plug with both hands and it should come apart easily.

Its kinda hard to explain but once you get it you should never have a problem, unless the plug is to brittle and breaks

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thanks for the replies gents.

i found the biggest part was like was said; push them harder together; then lever then they came apart. it was still a tricky awkward unpleasant experience; but

managed to get the job done... i still had to lever the top and bottom on the damn thing additionally to get it out.

sapphire thanks for your help once again; you'd be pleased to know after taking apart the entire centre dash i finished what i was doing and put it all back together; and have done so without making a single mark or scratch anywhere. Seems i could teach a thing or two to some of the "specialists" out there...

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not a probelm.

troy and I have been pulling cars apart for more than 20 yrs.

understand your specialists comment well. I have a wholesale business that supplies them. RTFM doesn't seem to apply to some of them and care doesn't apply to the rest of them.

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