- 1/4″ ratchet
- Extensions (optional but very helpful)
- 8mm socket
- 10mm socket
- Magnetic pickup
- Wood block
- Hand sledge (or big hammer)
Step 1 – Remove tissue box-coin holder.
Step 2 – Remove the cubbyhole compartment by pulling up and toward you.
Step 3 – Remove cup holder piece.
Step 4 – Remove (2) 8mm bolts. Loosen the 10mm connector retaining bolt. Disconnect this connector and route up under the heater controls to move it out of the way temporarily.
Step 5 – Remove (2) 8mm bolts in the console. These are threaded into the transmission hump.
The 1995-1996 console has a little light in the cup-holder section of the console that you will need to release to get it out (its just a little tab).
Step 6 – Use a wood block against the metal bracket, and hit hard with a hammer toward rear until the console moves back about 2-inches. Note how the rear legs (or feet) go under metal tabs in the hump for reassembly.
To help a stubborn one get out, look real close at the bottom edge of the console. Toward the rear is a small raised edge area with a cut out. You can get a screwdriver up in there and press upwards on the release tabs, and then push the console back toward rear of the truck.
Installation is reverse of removal.