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post #1 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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How do you remove the overhead console?

I let a good friend borrow the Jeep for a weekend and it came back with a broken sunglass holder. I suspect his little kid got curious. Anyway, not a big deal but I can't use it and it sits ajar and I can't get it working again. I can't seem to be able to find a way of removing the console from the headliner and I can't figure out why the holder isn't shutting properly.



Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 9 Old 10-15-2010, 03:29 PM
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Search is your friend.... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/h...onsole-436212/

just pull and wiggle. no screws

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-30-2010, 04:31 PM
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Just curious what did it take to fix the door???? My wife's jeep did the same in fact your pic could be my wife's jeep. Wondering your kid took a ride in our jeep?????

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I went ahead and fixed the problem but didn't take any pictures. I decided to pull it back down and take some shots and when I did my bodge job jerry-rig fix popped out and disappeared somewhere in the Jeep. So, I had to bodge up another fix...

(Sorry for the cheap phone pictures)

As you can see below, the plastic "loop" that holds the plastic rod had snapped off.



The trick here is finding something to wedge in there to keep the rod in place, yet allow it to rotate freely with little interference. Initially I used a plastic cable clip that fit the dimensions perfectly. (Found in my toolbox) It worked just fine till removing the console and escaping somewhere.

My second attempt:

(A chip bag clip found in the kitchen)





You've got to trim it so the console with slide back into the hole with no interference and be careful to not push the plastic bodge piece too far into the gap as that will cause it to strike the door on it's sweep down and keep it from opening fully.



It's not pretty, elegant or even remotely appropriate but it works for some stupid reason.

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Thanks for info. It helps alot just sorry you had to fix it again after taking the pics. Another thing added to my weekend honey dew list....:~)

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Thanks for info. It helps alot just sorry you had to fix it again after taking the pics. Another thing added to my weekend honey dew list....:~)
No worries. It took about 10 minutes to do the second time and I really should have taken photos previously.

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post #7 of 9 Old 09-29-2013, 11:32 AM
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Just fixed this myself, your post helped! I found that the end of a zip tie for wiring jobs fit perfect in there. I used some plastic epoxy to hold it in well and put a bit of grease on those metal clips so if I ever have to remove the console again I don't feel like I'm gonna break something LOL.....
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Can't Get the Spring back in place

Hey guys, I'm having similar problems. The plastic rod that holds the right side in broke. I've already taken off the console and was able to glue it back on, but my problem is with how the spring goes back on. Both ends of the spring don't face the same perpendicular way, one faces in. Also, where does the little black piece of swingable plastic come into play that's also on the inside near the spring location?
Can one of you put up a picture of what the inside (where the glasses go) is supposed to look like, completely assembled. I've been looking online for a while to no avail, only pictures of the exterior of the console. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Changing our Console to repair eye glass holder

The sunglass holder in my overhead console broke. I found a replacement on ebay actually from an 06 Charger. There are details in this link telling you how to pull it out. I am adding info on how to disconnect it and get your garage door opener to operate. There are 3 cables that you have to disconnect. The one with the white plug depress the tab. The one on the side pull off. The one in the center is challenging. I removed the remote transmitter. Then you can push the tab to remove the center cable. I put my old transmitter back onto the over head console. Attached all cables then pressed it back into the overhead. I added pictures. Hope this helps.
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