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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by CDO, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. CDO

    CDO Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    i am looking for a guide to remove the middle console of my seat leon FR.
    Can Anyone can help me with this?
     
  2. perkman1969

    perkman1969 Active Member

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  3. CDO

    CDO Active Member

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    I mean the center where the cup holder located it's for removing my handbrake.
    i found the bolts but i don't think i got all of them.. i found 3 bolts at each side of the center en 2 in the back.
    But i think it's somewhere else it's still stuck but don't know where..
     
  4. Speed-FReek

    Speed-FReek Active Member

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    Is it item #17 in the exploded diagram below that you're trying to remove?

    If so then do you have an arm rest and rear air vent in your centre console, or is it one without an arm rest and no rear air vent (i.e. just a storage compartment at the rear of the centre console)?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. CDO

    CDO Active Member

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    Yeah it's #17 and with the arm rest & rear air vent.
     
  6. Speed-FReek

    Speed-FReek Active Member

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    OK, here are the complete instructions for removing the centre console on a Leon Mk3 5F...


    1. Lever out the gearstick gaitor and trim panel in the direction of the arrow.

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    2. Open cover #1 and lever the storage tray #2 out of its mountings in the dash panel.

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    3. Using a hook, unclip the air conditioning controller panel #1 at the points indicated by the arrows and then remove the controller panel.

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    4. Unplug the connectors #1, #2 & #3 on the back of the contoller panel by sliding the locking element #4 upwards in the direction of the arrow and pressing catch #5 inwards.

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    5. Remove the left footwell side cover on the centre console by unscrewing bolt #2 and pulling the cover #1 downwards out of catches in the directoon of the arrow.

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    6. Remove the right footwell side cover using the same procedure as in the step 5.

    7. Remove bolts #2, #3, #4 & #5 from the centre console front cover.

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    8. Unclip the front cover #1 from the centre console at the front securing clip #3, then at the rear securing clips #2, then lift it out and remove it.

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    9. For vehicles with a rear air vent, go onto the step 10, otherwise move the front seats as far forward as they will go and remove the storage compartment #1 from the centre console #2 in the direction of the arrow.

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    10. For vehicles without a rear air vent, go onto step 12, otherwise move the front seats as far forward as they will go and remove the cover #1 from the centre console in the direction of the arrow.

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    11. Detach the air duct #1 to the rear in the direction of the arrow.

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    12. Make sure some blocks are under the wheels to stop the car rolling away and then lower the handbrake lever into its down most position before levering out the handbrake lever trim #1 and pushing it forward until it can be completely detached from the handbrake lever.

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    13. Remove bolts #2 from the centre console #3. Then lift the centre console #3, and using the handbrake lever #1, remove upwards in the direction of the arrow.

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    14. For versions with a cigarette lighter/socket, unplug electrical connector.

    15. The centre console can now be completely removed.

    Fitting is the reverse of removal :)
     
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  7. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    Great information.

    Andy
     
  8. CDO

    CDO Active Member

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    allright big thanks!!
     
  9. J500ANT

    J500ANT Active Member

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    Speed-FReek, I don't suppose you've information on how to remove the auto gear lever surround to do this stripdown? I have tugged away at it, and tried using a credit card as a wedge but nothing wanted to shift.
     
  10. perkman1969

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    I did this to wrap the plain plastic bits and have pictures somewhere of the underside of the different bits it breaks down into. I'll dig them out for you tomorrow if Speed-FReek doesn't offer a quicker solution.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. Speed-FReek

    Speed-FReek Active Member

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    Here you go :) This is how to remove the gearstick gaitor / boot on a DSG Mk3 Leon:-


    1. Move the gear selector to position "D". The push button indicated by the arrow does not need to be pulled out by hand. The push button will end up in the unpressed installation position when the handle is pulled off.

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    2. Open the lid of the storage compartment in front of the gear selector. Grasp below the cover with one hand and pull it upwards to unclip it. Unplug the electrical connectors attached to the underside of the gaitor assembly.

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    3. Lift the gaitor up over the gear selector knob to reveal a clamp indicated by the arrow. Release the clamp and pull the gear knob off the gear lever without pressing the push button.

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    Re-installation is the reverse of removal. Installation must be performed with the button on the gear selector knob unpressed.

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    If you accidentally managed to press the gear selector knob button in, you will need to release it before installation by doing the following:-

    1. Carefully unclip the button trim (A) of the gear selector knob upwards.

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    2. Using a screwdriver or another similar tool, press the small lever (1) for the pull rod into the groove (2). This action presses the push button (3) back into the installation position. Picture (I) shows the position of the lever when the push button is in the pressed position, and picture (II) shows the position of the lever when the push button is in the unpressed installation position.

      [​IMG]
     
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  12. J500ANT

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    Thanks Speed-FReek! Couldn't quite do it though, however managed to achieve the desired result of a cable out the back of the cubby, as the storage box has vent holes in it (now hacked about)
     
    #12 J500ANT, Sep 11, 2017
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