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Need to remove center console to replace seat belt. After removing 12 screws, console is still firmly in place. What else has to be done?

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  1. Remove the two oval covers from the sides of the floor console. Remove the four (two on each side) retaining bolts. Lift or remove the front seat center armrest from the floor console.
  2. Remove one screw from the top rear end of the floor console (directly under the front seat center armrest.
  3. Remove four screws retaining the utility tray beverage holder to floor console. Lift or remove the utility tray beverage holder from the console.
  4. Remove two screws (directly under the utility tray beverage holder) retaining the front end of the floor console to the console panel front mounting bracket.
  5. Lift the floor console from the front and rear console panel mounting brackets.

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