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Gmc: latch on the console will not release unless i..wiggle

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i have a 03 gmc pickup with folddown console.the latch on the console will not release unless i wiggle the do i get it apart to find out how to fix it?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 9 years ago.

Hello, I can't be sure this will help your problem, but it seems GM is having some problems with the lid not opening and they have issued a bulletin regarding it. I am sending you a copy in hopes it will help you. Thanks

Document ID# XXXXX
2003 GMC Truck GMC K Sierra - 4WD


Subject:Center Console Lid Hard to Open or Close (Lubricate Center Console Lid Latch) #02-08-49-007 - (08/28/2002)


Models:1999-2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
1999-2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
with Split Front Seats (RPO AE7)




Some customers may comment on a center console lid that is hard to open or close.


Lack of lubrication on the center console lid latch may cause this condition.


Apply GM Dri Slide® Lubricant, P/N(NNN) NNN-NNNNto the center console lid latch using the following procedure:

  1. Open the center console lid. If the lid will not open, press in the center console latch handle button and give the top of the center console lid a sharp rap with your hand in order to open the lid.
    Object Number: 906645  Size: MF

  2. Working through the opening in the latch trim plate, apply a small amount of lubricant to the center console latch at the locations shown in the illustration above, while operating the center console latch. Operating the center console latch while spraying the lubricant will help work the lubricant into the latch mechanism. It is not necessary to remove the center console latch trim plate.
  3. Open and close the center console lid several times in order to verify the proper operation of the lid latch.

Parts Information

Part Number




(Canadian P/N 992926)

Dri Slide® Lubricant


Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

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