TUTORIAL: VW Golf Mk5, Jetta, Rabbit center console removal in 12 simple steps

In this VIDEO TUTORIAL we are going to show you how to remove center console on VW Golf Mk5, Jetta, Rabbit 2004 – 2008. This article will guide you through the 12 simple steps process. Be careful with trim pieces as you do not want to break them.

Necessary tools:

– a T20 Torx

– a ratchet

– a pry tool


1.    Use 2 or 4 fingers to pull the shift gaitor boot leather out

Lift the leather boot up over the knob to expose the two T20 Torx screws

2.   Remove those two screws using a T20 Torx and a ratchet

3.   Lift the front ashtray up and disconnect the wiring harnesses

4.   Use a cutter to release the cables

5.  Remove all four screws with a T20 Torx

6. Remove the plastic cap and remove the T20 screw (you also have to remove the one on the right side)

7.  Remove the plastic from below. There are some hoos along the side so wiggle it while pulling it down (this is the same procedure on the right side)

8. Remove the two T20 screws from both sides

9. Use a trim tool to pry off the plastic piece

10.  Underneath it there ar two T20 screws per side and you have to remove them

11. Take off the rubber and remove the T20 screw

12. Remove the center console.

WARNING: This video is only for informative purposes! We do not take any responsibility and we are not liable for any damage as a result of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. Thank you!

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