How to remove this panel/cover?

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How to remove this panel/cover?

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I would like to remove the panel/cover shown in the picture attached. my attempts so far, yield nothing. there must be some "trick" to remove it. hope that you can help. it is at the back of the center console, under the rear cigarette lighter socket.
Thanx.
Avi
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Re: How to remove this panel/cover?

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It doesn't come off on its own Avi - you have to remove the whole central console as a symmetrical operation. I'll dig out a guide shortly.

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Re: How to remove this panel/cover?

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Instructions for Central Console Removal C5 X7 (Automatic Gearbox Only)

Move the front seats as far back as possible.
Console A.PNG
Console B.PNG
Unclip: The assembly (10) ( as "n" ); Using Trim Removal Tools.
Disengage the assembly (10).
Disconnect the connector ( as "p" ).
Remove the assembly (10).
Console C.PNG
Console D.PNG
Remove:
The audio system
The air conditioning control ( automatic )
Unclip: The glove box (11) ( as "q" ); Using Trim Removal Tools [1].
Remove the glove box (11).
Unclip: Front panel (12) (Central console (/) ) ( as "r" ); Using Trim Removal Tools.
Detach: Front panel (12) (Central console (/) ).
Console E.PNG
Console F.PNG
Disconnect the connectors ( as "s" ).
Remove: Front panel (12) (Central console (/) ).
Remove the bolts (14) (Central console (13) ).
Console G.PNG
Console H.PNG
Slide the front seats as forward as possible.
Electric seats:
  • Reconnect the battery
  • Slide the front seats as forward as possible
  • Disconnect the battery
Unclip the blank ( 15) (Central console (13) ) ( as "t" ); Using Trim Removal Tools (Symmetrical operation).
Remove the blanking piece (15) (Central console (13) ) (Symmetrical operation ).
Remove bolts (16) (Central console (13) ) (Symmetrical operation ).
Console I.PNG
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Open the central armrest.
Unclip the diagnostic socket ( as "w" ).
Detach:
  • The diagnostic socket ; Through the central console (13)
  • The centre console (13) (Towards "u" then "v" )
  • Disconnect the 12 V socket connector ( as "x" ).
  • Remove the central console (13).
Intentionally Blank

Refitting

CAUTION: Correctly position the front seatbelt stalks to refit the centre console.
Proceed in the reverse order to removal.
Tighten:
  • The bolts (6), (14) to 0,4 ± 0,25 daN.m
  • The bolts (8), (16) to 0,5 ± 0,25 daN.m
  • Reconnect the battery.
  • Check that the electrical equipment is working correctly.

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Re: How to remove this panel/cover?

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Thanx Marc. I never thought that it's so complicated, I think that I'll pass. do you happen to know if there is a way to pull out the black compartment above this panel - the one that contain the rear cigarette lighter?
Avi

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Re: How to remove this panel/cover?

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I'll check shortly, but just in the middle of posting up the tow bar electrics fitting instructions on the other thread.

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Re: How to remove this panel/cover?

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No, nothing on that - the rear 12V socket connector is removed from inside when you have the panels off. The black part is the housing and is part of the overall structure from what I can see.