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I'm pulling my entire interior out in my 72 to give it a good cleaning and I want to replace my carpeting. How does the center console get removed? I removed the top metal plate and the piece with PRND21 on it. Under those pieces there were two large scews that I removed and that seemed to loosen it up the part under the dash but its still attached. Are there screws I can access inside of the console by opening the console top? When I purchsed the car I didn't notice until later that none of the keys they gave me open the console...its locked shut. :mad:
 

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There are at least two small screws inside the console compartment that attatch to a bracket. There should be at least 3 - 4 screws that mounts the console to the shifter assembly to the trans tunnel. At the front, I believe there are at least 2 screws (one on either side of the console)
 

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Thanks for the reply. I was afraid of that. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to get a locked center console open if you don't have the key?
 

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No ideas on the console lock, but I can verify that there are two screws inside the "locked" area that have to come out before the console will come free...

I though mine was locked too, until I pushed the button!
 

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Auto...I would try drilling out the lock first, Also keep in mind that most all of the parts houses (Ground UP, NPD, etc.) sell replacement door and locks for the consoles.
 

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Well I got it open! It was never locked. It had 3 small washers jammed in the hinge area so the top would not push to the side. I fished them out with a dental pick and the door opened right up. I'm really glad I saw those washers before I did anything drastic!
 
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