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Old 08-14-2015, 02:48 PM
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All right, I'm stuck on how to remove my center console. I can't seem to figure how to get the head unit for the MMI and the Climate control out. The instructions give me these two pictures.






They say to use a screw driver to push in the clip and the unit is supposed to pop out. Having nearly no visibility on what I'm doing, I can't figure out what I'm not getting right. I don't want to break anything trying to do this.

I need to remove this and the climate control module to access the two remaining screws holding in the center console.
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All right, I'm stuck on how to remove my center console. I can't seem to figure how to get the head unit for the MMI and the Climate control out. The instructions give me these two pictures.






They say to use a screw driver to push in the clip and the unit is supposed to pop out. Having nearly no visibility on what I'm doing, I can't figure out what I'm not getting right. I don't want to break anything trying to do this.

I need to remove this and the climate control module to access the two remaining screws holding in the center console.
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How you solved this?
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Just had to do this, it's rather awkward.

Below the MMI unit is a horseshoe shaped piece of plastic on a hinge (1st picture), When you push in on the plastic clip next to the cup holder, it forces this horseshoe up and presses out the MMI unit.

2nd picture is how you place your screwdriver in - it's angled back about 10 degrees. You're aiming for a small indention in the black plastic (other end of horseshoe) at the point closest to rear of car - and you're pressing straight down towards the transmission. When you press on the screwdriver, you'll hear the horseshoe pressing on the back of the MMI. Mine didn't just press out with hand force, I had to give the screwdriver a few whacks with the side of a hammer. 3rd picture is close up of hole to insert screwdriver in.

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Default Looking for any pearls of wisdom on this....

This is very helpful, only I am having significant difficulty with getting that portion out. I am trying to remove this to assist with and rsnav install on my 2015 S8. I can see the tab from the horseshoe part through the cupholder access and have inserted a screwdriver to press on it, but no luck. Advanced to using a rubber mallet to hit the screwdriver with, but still no luck. Did you do any wedging on the periphery of the unit? I'm hoping to get this all figured out and document the install of the RS Nav unit that allows CarPlay on a D4. Just need to get that portion out so I can snake a USB extension into the armrest.

Any advice would be much appreciated and thanks for the helpful photos you have already included.

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All right, I'm stuck on how to remove my center console. I can't seem to figure how to get the head unit for the MMI and the Climate control out. The instructions give me these two pictures.






They say to use a screw driver to push in the clip and the unit is supposed to pop out. Having nearly no visibility on what I'm doing, I can't figure out what I'm not getting right. I don't want to break anything trying to do this.

I need to remove this and the climate control module to access the two remaining screws holding in the center console.
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It does not come out easily. I was hitting the screwdriver pretty hard with the hammer to force the unit to come up.
Once it starts moving, you can grab the head unit and wiggle it a little to help. But banging the screwdriver is the key. The good news is that it's very easy to put back in
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