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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
How to change the interior trim....step by step..
I've finally been brave and set aside a morning to fit my new aluminium interior trim.
Here is my breakdown of how to do it, if anyone is thinking of doing the same job.
Overall time: 3 hours
Tools required: T15 hex key (I used an allen key), flat blade screw driver, phillips screwdriver, 12mm socket.
Disconnect battery, quick release on the - 12mm socket and phillips for the +
Undo the pressstud holding gaiter trim, undo the velcro side. Slide flat blade under the gear trim from the handbrake end, ease the trim up, repeat both sides, this simply unclips. Carefully remove until the cables can be seen, remove these. Slide gaiter over top of gearstick.
Remove the switch unit from the old surround and fix to the new one.
Undo the two lower screws on the centre console, these can only be seen when the gear surround is out.
Remove the stereo.
Remove the top3 airvents. I used a simple piece of metal bent into a hook to slide into the vent and pull forward with a sharp tug. Repeat this with each one.
Undo the 2 screws that can be seen though the left and right vents.
Undo the 2 screws either side of the stereo hole.
Carefully pull the console out, there are clips at the top and bottom to undo, a sharp tug brings them out.
Unclip the electrics for the air con, the start button and the key slot.
Once removed, take off the air con control and the key unit. Then unscrew the cage/bluetooth unit from the console. These then need to be attached the the new console.
Fitting is the reverse of this. Console first, then gear surround.
I will add the other trim as a reply to this, run out of picture space...
Moved over to the dark side
And loving it
Last edited by wynne71; 17-08-11 at 19:01.