How to Remove the Center Console in a Silverado

Updated February 21, 2017

The centre console in your Chevy Silverado truck contains the trays, cup holders and other storage areas in between the front seats in your car. You might have occasion to remove the console from time to time, like when you want to replace it or just get it out of the way in order to do some other job. You can remove the centre console in a few short steps.

Remove both front seats by loosening the nuts, lifting the seats off the studs and carrying them out of the car. This will likely take a small socket wrench. Shift the seats back and forth to access the bolts.

Pull the front tray, located right below the instrument panel, out of the console. You should be able to pull it out by hand.

Disconnect the electrical connector that connects the console wiring to the instrument panel. The electrical connector was concealed beneath the front tray.

Pull the front trim away from the console on each side, then remove it.

Remove all of the console's mounting screws with your screwdriver. Some of these screws are likely located underneath the cup holders, or within the rear tray. Newer models don't have any screws.

Grab ahold of the centre console and guide it carefully out of the truck.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
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