Remove the centre console?

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RickyTheHat
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai - J10 (2006–2013)

Remove the centre console?

Post by RickyTheHat » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:12 am

Dear All

I've searched here and elsewhere for help with this problem, but so far drawn a blank. I wonder if someone here could help me?

I have a 2010 60-reg 2.0-litre Qashqai Tekna, I believe it's pre-facelift. I want to drill a couple of small holes in the left side of the centre console (the vertical section that would be closest to a passenger's legs, in order to attach a mounting-plate for a small amateur radio rig.

The problem is that I've no idea how to get that console section off without damaging it, and I don't know what's behind it. I've tried prising it off, and undoing the obvious bolts elsewhere in the console, but the bit I want to remove won't budge.

Anyone know the correct way to remove it? I only want that side off, not the whole console.

Grateful for your thoughts.

Rick

andy2019
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Re: Remove the centre console?

Post by andy2019 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:35 am

the side trim in the footwell will just pull off as it`s in sections it`s only clipped on

irononreverse
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Re: Remove the centre console?

Post by irononreverse » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:19 pm

You could just use 3m double sided gel tape. Clean the area thoroughly first, stick out to the plate and console and let it firm up for about 24 hours before putting the radio in.
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Qashowner
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Re: Remove the centre console?

Post by Qashowner » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:51 pm

Could also use velcro, could then easily remove the radio when leaving the car.
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RickyTheHat
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Re: Remove the centre console?

Post by RickyTheHat » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:39 pm

Thank you for your suggestions. I have already tried cleaning the area thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol, then applying some really fierce double-sided tape that I got from Gripp Fixings, then putting self-adhesive Velcro on top of that. It stayed on for about four months, but eventually gravity got the better of it and one morning I found the radio lying on the passenger floor. I'll try Andy's suggestion of tugging at the side panel. If it's only clipped on, hopefully it'll eventually come off intact.

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