Gear box panel removal

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Gear box panel removal

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Dear team,
Yesterday, I accidentally dropped my OBD scanner through the hole below the OBD scanner port. It landed near the gearbox lever which I can see. I tried to put my hand inside but I can't pass through. Please advise me what to remove to take it back?? I removed some of the parts from the gear panel. still, I'm not sure what else to remove?? attached pics for your reference.
Is it possible to remove side panel ie. hook has attached??
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Re: Gear box panel removal

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Here you go, this is how to remove the central console.

Make sure you disconnect the battery following the guide: (BSI Reset / Battery Disconnect / Reconnect Procedure)

Move the front seats back as far as you can.
308 console A.PNG
308 console B.PNG
Remove the lining from the bottom of the oddments tray (1).Unclip the gear lever gaiter (2) (at "a") using trim tools.
Disengage the gear lever (2) gaiter .
308 console C.PNG
308 console D.PNG
Remove the bolts (4).
Unclip: The trim (3) of the centre console (at "b") using trim tools.
Remove: The trim (3) of the centre console
(In the direction of the arrow - By pulling towards you).
Unclip: The handbrake gaiter (5) ( as "c") using trim tools.
Remove: The handbrake gaiter (5).
308 console E.PNG
308 console F.PNG
Unclip: The bezel (6) (at "d") using trim tools.
Detach: The bezel (6) (At "e").
Disconnect the connectors.
Remove: The bezel (6).
(8) Central console.
Remove the bolts (7).
308 console G.PNG
308 console H.PNG
Open the central armrest (according to equipment).
Unclip: The centre console unit (9) (at "f")
(according to equipment) using trim tools.
Remove: The centre console unit (9).
Remove the bolts (10).
308 console I.PNG
Pull the handbrake up.
Remove: The centre console (8) (At "g", "h").

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Re: Gear box panel removal

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Thanks... waiting for you reply..

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Re: Gear box panel removal

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Thanks for the description. It helped me a lot

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Re: Gear box panel removal

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You're welcome. :)

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Re: Gear box panel removal

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Might I suggest that (if there is a suitable hole in the casing) you thread through a decent length of nylon cord? I can almost guarantee you will drop it again, and the cord should make it possible to retrieve it.