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On a 2005 Honda Civic I need to know how to remove the center console cover to replace a burned out bulb for the gear shift.

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Detach the clips (A, B) by pulling the center console box (C) up, and removing it from the center console (D).

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  1. Remove the screws (A, B) and clips (C), and remove the center console (D).

  2. Install the console in the reverse order of removal, and note these items

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You have to remove the entire center console to get to the light. I recommend actually having the replacement bulb prior to starting. I used a Sylvania 74 that I picked up at the local auto parts store. They are tiny bulbs. About $3.

Here is a diagram I found that was very helpful in removing the center console:


In A above, you have to work out the middle portion of the console by pulling up on it. There are tabs that hold it in place on either side of it but you can't get to them. By using my fingers and grabbing the inside of the main dish, I applied upward pressure and it came out. It did not break in the process, but I can't guarantee the result will be the same for you.

In picture B you will see that there are two screws hidden underneath the part you just removed. You need to remove those two screws plus the two tabs shown in front and the two screws located in the rear close to the floor.

You will need to put the shift into neutral or farther back to then lift out the entire console.

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