Can not remove AC control and center console - please help - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A4 > A4 (B5 Platform) Discussion
Reload this Page > Can not remove AC control and center console - please help
Notices
A4 (B5 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the B5 Audi A4 produced from 1995-2001 B5 FAQ
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Can not remove AC control and center console - please help

Reply

 
 
Old 03-20-2011, 12:21 PM
  #1
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 495
Default Can not remove AC control and center console - please help

Im replacing heater core.

I can't remove AC unit control, and Center console, its look like something still holding it(please see photo blue arrows - 9 bolts removed), Is there more bolts or clips?
Please help. Thanks
Attached Images
 
1999Audi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 06:00 PM
  #2
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 18
Default

Originally Posted by 1999Audi View Post
Im replacing heater core.

I can't remove AC unit control, and Center console, its look like something still holding it(please see photo blue arrows - 9 bolts removed), Is there more bolts or clips?
Please help. Thanks
What you got there is a great start, now what you want to do is but i am not sure what model car you have, what I had to do is
1. Remove rear Center Console (3 Bolts)
2. Remove (2 Bolts) where to front shifter console connects and meets with the center console (the one with the arm rest, and cup holders) on the bottom near the seats. 8MM bolt(s)
3. The arm rest center console can stay in but the removing the bolts make it easier to install and put everything back together. Gives you the play room.
4. Now with the shifter console/radio console, follow the trim on the drivers side, near the gas pedal, there is a small oval shape rubber piece, carefully pull the console trim over the rubber piece.
5. Remove radio with DIN Keys
6. Remove radio (fake wood) trim (2 screw)
7. look for the x4, 8MM black bolts that hold in the shifter console, and remove them.
8. Now gently pull the shifter console, careful on the top part of the trim by the fake wood trim so you don't crack it.
9. After you got the console out, there will x4 8mm black bolts that hold in that whole unit and comes out as one.

Cheers.
thewayiseeit240 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 03:02 PM
  #3
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 495
Default

Originally Posted by thewayiseeit240 View Post
What you got there is a great start, now what you want to do is but i am not sure what model car you have, what I had to do is
1. Remove rear Center Console (3 Bolts)
2. Remove (2 Bolts) where to front shifter console connects and meets with the center console (the one with the arm rest, and cup holders) on the bottom near the seats. 8MM bolt(s)
3. The arm rest center console can stay in but the removing the bolts make it easier to install and put everything back together. Gives you the play room.
4. Now with the shifter console/radio console, follow the trim on the drivers side, near the gas pedal, there is a small oval shape rubber piece, carefully pull the console trim over the rubber piece.
5. Remove radio with DIN Keys
6. Remove radio (fake wood) trim (2 screw)
7. look for the x4, 8MM black bolts that hold in the shifter console, and remove them.
8. Now gently pull the shifter console, careful on the top part of the trim by the fake wood trim so you don't crack it.
9. After you got the console out, there will x4 8mm black bolts that hold in that whole unit and comes out as one.

Cheers.

Thanks a lot I got it.

...Im on the aluminum cross member now(steering wheel lowered, dash cover removed, pictures taken->just in case).... tomorrow I think, I finish it.
1999Audi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 03:52 PM
  #4
AudiWorld Member
 
weaselciuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 119
Default

same problem as mine, i tried removing the unit but its hard.

The AC unit is held in there by 4 clips:

Bottom are under the rear defrost and feet air direction button (arrow), opposite up 2 more clips. I managed using 2 screwdrivers...but its so frikin hard, there must be another way.
weaselciuy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 04:39 PM
  #5
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
mtroxel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 934
Default

Those are a real puzzle. First time I did that on a facelift B5 I kind of pryed out the sides of the center console plastic and looked at the clips with my head crammed up in the footwell. A smarter guy than I might use a mirror, but it helped me see the clips and understand them when i could see it all from behind.
mtroxel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 06:48 PM
  #6
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 495
Default

"The AC unit is held in there by 4 clips:" - I ended up removing Plastic frame with AC unit inside - this was the fast/best option for me.
And you dont need to remove AC unit alone - just take the whole plastic frame out.
1999Audi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 05:04 AM
  #7
AudiWorld Member
 
weaselciuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 119
Default

yeah i guess its easier that way but i wanted to remove the unit for other purpose to get behind it and move some cables. I didnt have to remove the whole console, thats a pain i guess :P .
weaselciuy is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LuxuryAutoKSA
RS4 (B7 Platform) Discussion
2
09-14-2015 04:32 PM
LuxuryAutoKSA
Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Coupe & Cabrio (B8)
5
09-14-2015 04:32 PM
LuxuryAutoKSA
RS 6 Discussion
2
09-14-2015 04:31 PM
LuxuryAutoKSA
A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion
2
09-14-2015 04:31 PM
LuxuryAutoKSA
A6 / S6 (C6 Platform) Discussion
5
09-14-2015 04:30 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:17 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: