Entry 7 – Center Console Removal

Radio/Console

Radio/Console

Center Console & Radio

We saw sunshine again today so I got a few hours in on the Jaguar. I picked up where I left off on Saturday with more removal of nasty carpet, leather and vinyl. The first item was the removal of the console. This entailed moving the front seats all the way forward to expose two screws (one on each side) that went through the console, a clip on the rear heater distribution box, the carpet and into the transmission tunnel. Then I loosened and removed the chrome thumb screw that fastened the distribution box to the console. After removing the screws, the seats need to be pushed all the way to the rear of the track. This permits lifting the rear of the console and freeing the two locating tabs at the front of the console. Everything can then be lifted away, including the two air distribution hoses (38 1/4” long).

Console

Console

Console Front Mount

Console Front Mount

Console Heater Hoses

Console Heater Hoses

Console Rear Mount

Console Rear Mount

Console Trim, Rear

Console Trim, Rear

Console Trim

Console Trim

Air Distribution System

There are trim panels on the left and right side of the air distribution box under the dash. These panels are sheet metal with wood fastened to the bottom of the interior side of the panel. The wood is used to tack the heavy vinyl trim piping that trims the lower edge of the console. The panels are easily removed by loosening and removing the chrome thumb screw located at the top of each panel. The panel can then be pulled away. The vinyl piping pulls together under the console and is secured with three chrome screws and cup washers.

Side Casing Panels

I then removed the LH and RH front scuttle side casing assembly panels. Each panel is held in place by three chrome 7/8” trim screws and cup washers. The lower lip of the panels fits under the front edge of the aluminum tread plates.

RH Side Kick Panel

RH Side Kick Panel

LH Side Kick Panel

LH Side Kick Panel

The image below shows the three pieces of carpet (LH side) that covers the central transmission tunnel from the rear seat to the front firewall.

Propshaft Tunnel Carpet

Propshaft Tunnel Carpet

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