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2003 Trailblazer: shift..pulls..the trick to removing the consul

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2003 Trailblazer. Problem consel shift pulls out of consel. What is the trick to removing the consel. Any other advice would be apreciated.

WelcomeCustomer Here is the documentation to remove the floor console.

  1. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving.
  2. Remove the rubber ash tray inserts and rubber mat from the console.
  3. Remove the floor shift control knob.
  4. Remove the console storage compartment.Object Number: 741613  Size: SH

  5. Remove the center console retaining screws.
  6. Adjust the parking brake to the full-up, or fully engaged position.
  7. Release the 2 forward trim extensions ears attached to the lower IP--Oldsmobile only.
  8. Slide the console rearward and raise the rear of the console in order to expose the electrical connectors.
  9. Disconnect the electrical connectors as necessary.
  10. Adjust the parking brake to approximately the halfway position.
  11. Remove the center console from the vehicle.
  12. If replacing the floor console base, remove the following and retain for transfer:
    13.1. Remove the HVAC control module (if equipped).
    13.2. Remove the armrest.
    13.3. Remove the HVAC module and duct assembly.
    13.4. Remove the cupholder.
    13.5. Remove the HVAC upper duct.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.

The Model is LTZ Trailblazer 2003. After removing the set screw in the shift handle And popping it off, (Hard Twist) in the process the shifting lever is no longer lose. Also I removed 4 screws from the cd case and it still seems to be atached. If the shifter looks like it will stay tight I will leave it alone. Otherwise I'm going to break something.

Martin Old Learning wantabe Mechanic.

This work can be frustrating.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.

GM Tech:

I'm going to pay the 9$ because I like this process. Also you sent some good information. I din't really solve this problem for the long run. That CD holder would not come out. I'm not sure why but when I took the shifting handle off twisting clockwise the shaft below the consel tightened up.

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