How to Remove the Console From a 2007 Mazda MX-5

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, is a small convertible that was introduced for the 1990 model year. The 2007 MX-5 is part of the car's third-generation design and is known as the NC model. The NC model made its debut in 2006 and the 2007 model is largely a carryover. Removing the 2007 MX-5's centre console is necessary if you want to replace the lower shift boot or if you want to make other interior modifications.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Dash panel pry tool
  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Set the MX-5's parking brake and shut the engine off. Grasp the shift knob and turn it counterclockwise to unscrew it. Set it to the side.

  2. 2

    Pry up the edges of the coin holder in front of the shift knob. Pull the coin holder out. Beneath the coin holder you'll find two Phillips head screws. Remove them.

  3. 3

    Slide open the centre console tray to view the cup holders. Pry up the cup holder bottom panel with your pry tool. Remove the single Phillips head screw beneath it.

  4. 4

    Pry up the rectangular panel on the rear part of the centre console. Remove the two Phillips head screws beneath it.

  5. 5

    Lift the console up gently. Unplug the power window harness underneath the console then lift the console completely from the car.

Tips and warnings

  • This procedure applies to all 2006 to 2008 Miata MX-5 vehicles, whether equipped with an automatic or manual transmission. The centre console was slightly redesigned for 2009.

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