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This coming monday night I am dropping my 1.9l and automatice tranny to begin getting ready for my 2.5l 5spd beast. There is only one problem: How in the hell do you get the shifter console off. I don't see any screws and I can't seem to pry it loose, I don't want to tear it up . Any suggestions? Thanks
 

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From the FSM

"1. Unscrew console from floor panel, on small console remove three (3) attaching screws and on large console remove four (4) screws. The fourth screw is accessible after removal of the ash tray. See Figure 74-69"

Two PK type screws at the front of the console; one to the right of the hand brake lever and the other back between the seats ......

You do have a Factory Service Manual ... don't you!
 

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The stick shift console on a GT has 4 clips that hold it in place and there are two screws that anchor the ashtray. The very front of the console is wedged under the gauge panel along the bottom edge. I'm not sure with the automatic console, it has the shifter mounted on top of it and might have some attachments to secure it to the console. I posted some pics to show the stick shift console, it might be of help.
 

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I have a 70 gt, both the seats are out, e-brake console is out, all the carpeting is out. everthing except the dash and shifter console. the auto shifter mounts under the console,
 

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i had a gt with a/c and an automatci and the auto shifter console didnt screw in or any of the regular stuff it clipped in and i thought i was gonna snap it if i pried on it but was priein away and popped right off was jus held in by some clips, do u have any pics of the console area that may help to figure out were its stuck.
 

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Bear, like every one else says, the front console is held in by 4 clips and the 2 screws that hold the ashtray pan in the front part of the console and by the front of the console lip under the instrument panel. To remove the console, first pull the ash tray pan completely out of the console, then gingerly pry up under the back edge of the console. The two rear clips should pop out and then the intermediate clips should follow by lifting up higher with the rear of the console. Then slide to console panel out from under the instrument panel. HTH.
 

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Its not too tricky, but then again, when I did it I had already taken the dash and everything so it wasnt too tricky. If I remeber right (this was two years ago when i did this) there should be a couple screws (I believe hidden under the carpeted area) and then when the screws are out, just pull it up. Its glued down, so just carfully pry it up. Good luck!
 
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