GU Roof Console Removal

Submitted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:31
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Hi gang,

I have tried to remove the origianl map light/sunglass holder roof console from my GU to no avail. I have found one screw and two clips, but it still won't come off. Anyone know what the trick is to get one of these off?

Thanking you in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:41

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:41
G'Day Craig.. I have done this in two GU's but I dont have mine here right now so will try from memory..

There is one screw inside the sunglass holder.. then, you need to remove the plastc bit surrounding the rearview mirror and remove the two or three screws that hold it in place.
Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:46

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:46
Obviously I need to remove all the screws, although they didn't 'look' like they were attached to the plastic bits (maybe I need more light in the shed!). Thanks buddy, I'll give it another shot tonight.
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Reply By: Moggs - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:26

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:26
Hi Craig,

I just removed one from a GU ST model the other week to fit an outback roof console.

You do not need to remove the rear view mirror to get it off. Just remove the screw in the sunglasses holder and then use a flat bit of metal to pry the whole unit off. It is held on by four pressure clips (1 in each corner). It takes a fair bit of force to dislodge them - but don't worry, you won't bust the plastic unit. Give them a good hard pull and the whole thing comes off.
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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:32

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:32
Thanks Moggs, time to get the flat bladed scraper out and a bit of heave-ho. I can see the two front clips but wasn't sure that there were any more - now I know.
Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:20

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:20
That sounds familiar.. sorry my 2 cents worth wasn't more helpfull..
You will need to remove the mirror for the outback console though.. and then if you want to do a swap with someone who has a DX model. you give them yourold console and they can give you the blank you wil need to cover the mirror mounting screws that you will need once the outback console is fitted ( not that yu can see it anyway, but it does look a little neater)
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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:23

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:23
Actually, I am not replacing the unit, just need to get it it down to wire in a backlighting switch for the magnetic compass I have mounted on the plastic blank.
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Follow Up By: howie - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 00:39

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 00:39
a magnetic compass inside a car, i hope its adjustable.
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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 07:38

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 07:38
Yes it is fully adjustable and is in fact adjusted (only required N/W correction).
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