Removing center (arm rest) console

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Pat, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

    1996 Volvo 960 station wagon

    I need to remove the center arm rest console but cannot find any way to
    get the rear half to come up.

    I've removed the inspection plate from the center - directly beneath
    the emergency brake hand grip and removed those 2 screws.

    I've also taken out (perhaps needlessly) the 2 screws below the front
    ash tray.

    I've removed the rear ash tray but there is nothing there to remove or

    I've taken the 2 screws out of the hinge for the armrest but they held
    only the armrest

    The sides of the console have no apparent opening for rmoving any

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Pat, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. Now remove the small (hidden) cover in the floor of the compartment behind
    the h/b lever. You should expose two screwheads. Remove these two and the
    centre arm rest console should lift away easily. You will probably find two
    covers the smaller one is the one to remove, the other one is for the OBD
    diagnostics connector (if not fitted to front of console or behind small
    panel on dash).

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Nov 14, 2005
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  3. Pat


    Nov 10, 2017
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    For a 1995 960 Sedan: There is a very hidden 1x3" panel at the bottom of the deep center storage bin about 2/3 toward the rear. If you can't find it, pop it up from below by removing the rear ashtray, then remove the surrounding trim panel by prying up two plastic tabs near the floor and sliding it toward the rear. Look at the underside of the storage bin, and press a black tab at the rear bottom of the bin to release the hidden panel from below. You won't believe the panel was ever there, as it's hidden so well. Under the hidden panel there are two screws holding the center console.

    If you want to remove the entire center console there are two screws at the front edge covered by the knee trim panel, Remove the driver's knee area cover by removing two long screws under the steering wheel, then pulling down and rearward on the knee panel. This will expose a screw at the front lower corner of the center console. Repeat on the passenger side, but if you're lucky, you can pull on the lower corner of the trim panel to gain access to the screw on that side. You may need to remove the radio surround which pops off once you've removed the radio.
    MarcLuxe, Nov 10, 2017
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