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How to Remove Center Console 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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  1. step : Removing the Driver and Passenger Seats (0:10)
    • If you have electric seats, wait to disconnect the battery until you have moved the seat to unbolt the seat rails
    • Disconnect the negative cable of the battery with a 10 mm socket.
    • Remove the trim piece on the end of the seat rail
    • Remove the trim piece along the side of the seat rail
    • Remove the two T50 Torx bolts at the rear of the seat rails
    • Remove the seatbelt anchor trim with a trim tool
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt securing the seatbelt to the seat anchor
    • Slide the seat back.
    • Disconnect the battery now if you have electric seats
    • Disconnect the airbag electrical connector
    • Remove the trim piece on the front of the inner seat rail
    • Rotate the seat forward from the rear, and slide the seat rearward
    • Remove the seat
    • Repeat the steps for the other seat
  2. step : Removing the Center Console (5:08)
    • Remove the two 15 mm bolts on each side securing the center console to the floor
    • Disconnect the two electrical connectors on the floor at the passenger side of the center console
    • Lift and remove the center console
  3. step : Installing the Center Console (6:22)
    • Replace the center console
    • Reconnect the two electrical connectors on floor at the passenger side of the center console
    • Replace the two 15 mm bolts on each side to secure the center console to the floor
  4. step : Installing the Driver and Passenger Seats (7:10)
    • Replace the seat by clipping the front of the rails into the slots on the floor first
    • Replace the air bag electrical connector
    • Slide the seat forward
    • Replace the two T50 Torx bolts at the rear of the seat rails
    • Torque the T50 bolts to 33 ft-lb
    • Replace the T30 Torx bolt to secure the seatbelt to the seat anchor
    • Torque the T30 bolt to 33 ft-lb
    • Replace the seatbelt anchor trim
    • Replace the rear outer seat rail trim
    • Replace the side seat rail trim
    • Replace the front inner seat rail trim
    • Repeat the steps for the other seat
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable with a 10 mm socket

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove the center console on this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1aauto.com.

So we want to disconnect the battery because we are going to remove the connector for the airbag. There is an airbag in this seat. This vehicle has manual seats, so I'll disconnect the battery now. If you had electric seats, you're going to want to first position the seat forward. Remove the anchors for the seat and then disconnect the battery. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet.

Loosen up the negative terminal on the battery and disconnect it. I'm going to just slide this cable out of the way. I don't want it to accidentally hit the negative terminal on the battery. We want to access the bolts in the rear of the seat. There's one right there we can access, but this one has a cover over it, so we'll take this off. Just grab this piece, and slide this off like that. Then underneath here we're going to have to slide this off. You might have to move the seat. I am going to move it back. From the front I'm just going to slide this out, like that.

This comes off and slides forward a little bit. There's a little clip right there. All right. Now I'm going to slide the seat forward. Now we want to remove these two bolts. I'm going to use a T50 and a ratchet. Loosen these up and take those bolts out. Before we move the seat back, I want to disconnect the seatbelt from the seat, so I have to remove this cover right here. So I'm just going to use a trim tool. Get under here. This kind of like slides up. Be careful with the plastic. There you go.

So there's some clips right here. One of them broke, so sometimes that happens, but it'll still stay secure once we're done. I'm going to take this screw out and use a T30 and a ratchet. Take that out and just grab the seatbelt. Slide it down and pull it up. I'm just going to back the seat up now. Like I said before, if you have electric seats, you'd want to move it back now, and then disconnect the battery before we disconnect the air bag.

Okay. Now I'm going to disconnect the airbag on this. I'm just going to use a straight blade screwdriver. Pull the lock back, and then this connector has a little lever right here. Push down on that red tab, and just slide the lever. And that'll disconnect right there. All right, before we pull the seat out, and I'm going to take a straight blade screwdriver, there's a little trim piece right here that has to come off. Otherwise, it's going to prevent you from sliding the seat out.

Ah, just slides right out like that. So there's a clip right here on this side, and then there's also one in the backside, so it's kind of hard to get that one in the backside. So I have that all disconnected. Sometimes it's easy to come from the backside and lift the seat up and then you're going to grab it from underneath and slide it out. Now the seat is completely disconnected from the car. Now, getting the seat out of the vehicle can sometimes be a challenge. So have the doors open. A lot of times seat is pretty heavy, so you might need a helper to help you get the seat out.

Just grab the seat and be careful near the door. You don't want to scratch anything. Just close that door a little bit, and then pull the seat up. Now you can do the same with the other side. All right, I'm going to remove these two bolts. I'm going to use a 15 millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet. There's two on this side and two on the other side. There's two connectors under here. You could disconnect these before you took those bolts out if you want. I'll just use a straight blade screwdriver. Back the lock off. Push down on the lock tab on the connector. Disconnect that one and then this one as well. I use a screwdriver to release the lock tab. Push down and pull the connector off. Right now we can grab the center console. Lift it up. Just be careful not to hit the door and slide it up.

All right, now I'm going to take the center console. Slide the pins in underneath there. It looks pretty good. Plug this connector in over here and lock that in place. Looking at this one, lock it in place. The bolts, there's two bolts on this side and two bolts on the other side. I'll take a 15 millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet. Tighten these down. I'll just try to slide the seat in without scratching anything. Once you're in position, you want to get the front of the seat clipped in. So these clips under here, are going to go in those slots, get them lined up, and then you grab the back of the seat, raise it up. And before I do anything else, I like to grab the front of the seat, make sure it's secure, that looks good. Before I secure the backside, I'm going to plug this connector in. This connector goes on this way. Latch it in. That's latched in, and then put the wire.

I'm just going to tuck it in under the carpet like that. Now if you have an electric seat, you can go hook the battery back up at this point because you're going to have to move it forward so you can get the rear bolts in. We don't have an electric seat so we can just slide our seat forward just like that. Take these two bolts, one goes here and one goes over here. And I'm going to take a T50 and tighten these down. I'm going to use a torque wrench and I'm going to torque these bolts to 33 foot-pounds. What you want to make sure is when you're talking these bolts, because there is some thread locker on these bolts, they could not be tightened down all the way. Just make sure you take the seat in, like a little bit, and make sure that it's not loose.

Could give you a false torque and it's good. Everything's nice and tight. Now we want to reinstall this screw right here. You can put a little thread locker on there, and then take the seatbelt. Make sure the seatbelt's not twisted. Slide this latch into there. Put the screw in, using a T30. I'll take a ratchet, snug it up, and we'll torque it. We're going to torque this to 33 foot-pounds. We'll take this cover. Cover's going to slide in down below, and then just lock in place. Now we want to install these trim pieces. We'll start with this one in the back. Want to just slide this in position right here.

Get that like that. This piece is just going to slide in from the front. Might be easier to push the seat back a little bit. Let's get this line up. There we go. That's on. Make sure that it snaps in together. You might have an easier time putting this piece on than the back piece, either way. We have this front trim piece, this is going to go right here, and just slide in place. And then we're going to do the same with the other side. Let's just hook up the battery, get the negative cable, slide it through here, get that in position. Take a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, just tighten this up. Just get it snug, then grab the negative terminal and just wiggle it. Make sure it's tight. It's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Socket
  • T50 Socket


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