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      06-18-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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DIY: Center console remove with DCT

Can't find anywhere how to remove the DCT shifter to remove the center console or how to remove the center console with DCT
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      06-18-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
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it just takes a lot of finessing but it comes out with the DCT still attached.
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it just takes a lot of finessing but it comes out with the DCT still attached.
How do you remove the shifter boot and the panel with the sport button?
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Just a couple of screws and they should pop right out. I will look at it tmrw morning for you. Come on down to San Antonio and I will help you.
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Just a couple of screws and they should pop right out. I will look at it tmrw morning for you. Come on down to San Antonio and I will help you.
Let me know when you can and will try to make the trip.
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Is there an instruction thread on this removal with pics? The little plate that surrounds the Sport button is starting to peel right around the button sea, so I was thinking about pulling te plate off and painting it. I'm tired of that plasticy crap coming off of all the interior parts.
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I'd like to know how to disassemble the center console as well (I have a 135i with DCT). A DIY for it would be great!

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The DCT shifter pulls right out just like the MT one. Lift the plate that has the sport button and DCT shifter boot by using a plastic wedge around the plate, once the plate is lifted, disconnect the shifter electric harness from the right side of the shifter base, also disconnect the sport button plug and pull the DCT shifter straight up to disconnect. From there just follow the steps to remove the MT center console. To reinstalled just reverse the removal, hope this help.
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The DCT shifter pulls right out just like the MT one. Lift the plate that has the sport button and DCT shifter boot by using a plastic wedge around the plate, once the plate is lifted, disconnect the shifter electric harness from the right side of the shifter base, also disconnect the sport button plug and pull the DCT shifter straight up to disconnect. From there just follow the steps to remove the MT center console. To reinstalled just reverse the removal, hope this help.
Thanks. I will be putting in new trim once it cools off a little outside. Will give this a try. I will attempt a DIY thread if it goes good.
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