Acura mini-itx project reborn

Published by Andrew Hreschak in Acura ITX Car Computer, general information, installation overview
Published on 11/18/05 @ 10:36:00 am using 3279 words, and has 58713 views

Removing the console storage bin

Removing the center consoleThe Center Console: Two quick screws and we're in business. (photo #5)

The next step is extremely simple. It requires a philips-head screwdriver and not much else. Open up the center console, and remove any accumulated junk that's been hitching a ride with you every day. Next, remove the foam padding that sits at the bottom of the console storage bin. This will reveal two philips-head screws (photo #5). You need to remove both of them, and then store them in a safe place, preferably labelled accurately so that you don't end up with spare parts once you're done.

Removing the center consoleThe Center Console: Remove both screws and set them aside. (photo #7)

Once both of those screws have been removed, look for the two screws which are circled in the photo. They sit along the top edges of the console area, and were previously concealed underneath the woodgrain trim. Remove those two screws and set them aside (photo #7). Store them in a safe place, preferably labelled accurately so that you don't end up with spare parts once you're done. (Yes, I'm going to keep saying that the whole way. You'll thank me once you're done).

Removing the center consoleThe Center Console: Disconnecting the power port block. (photo #9)

Once the remaining two screws have been removed, the center console slides freely toward the rear of the vehicle. There isn't much that can be damaged here, so slide it back about 4-5" to reveal the connector block for the power-port that's hidden in the storage bin. The connector comes apart pretty easily, and can be disconnected by hand (photo #9). Once the power block is disconnected, slide the console back the rest of the way and set it aside somewhere, probably on a carpet or cardboard to prevent it from being kicked over or damaged.

Removing the center consoleThe Center Console: Parking-brake exposed. (photo #10)

This photo shows the space that held the center console. As you can see, the parking brake is now exposed, as well as more dust/dirt that's been hiding under there the whole time (photo #10).

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