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Old 06-16-11, 09:37 PM   #11
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Default Re: Center console keeps popping open?

I took it to the dealer.. And all they did was realign it.. So they've told me.. And now it's fixed.. But doesn't have an obvious click when I close the lid. At least it doesn't pop open and hit my elbow when I drive.

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Old 06-17-11, 07:58 PM   #12
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I have to try this. I tried playing with the latch and no luck. Maybe playing with the lid will work?
yeah i agree it has more to do with the lid being misaligned.

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Default Re: Center console keeps popping open?

I dont mean to bring up a dead thread, but I was just having this same issue. If you disassemble the center console lid and remove the metal hinge from the car you will see its in a U shape. If you use a rag to pad your hands and just slighty squeez that to bend the U, it causes the lid to sit just a hair further back in the console and the latch will catch alot better. You will actually get an audible click when closing the lid. If anyone needs pictures describing what I mean just ask!
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Old 08-09-11, 06:31 AM   #14
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I dont mean to bring up a dead thread, but I was just having this same issue. If you disassemble the center console lid and remove the metal hinge from the car you will see its in a U shape. If you use a rag to pad your hands and just slighty squeez that to bend the U, it causes the lid to sit just a hair further back in the console and the latch will catch alot better. You will actually get an audible click when closing the lid. If anyone needs pictures describing what I mean just ask!
Pictures, please.
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You will Start by removing these screws. And just a FYI all of the screw you will remove during this process are not identical. You may want to keep them organized so you don't mix them up!


Then remove this screw.


Then from the back seat remove this access plate on the end of the console and remove this screw. Then remove this entire end of the console.


Then remove these 3 screws to remove the hinge from the car.



Here is a top view of the hinge and the direction you should squeeze it.


And Finally a side view showing the U shape i was talking about. You will apply pressure at the highlighted lines and you will push in the direction of the arrows. You will only want to bend this slightly, maybe an 1/8" to start. Put it back together and as long as you bent it enough (but not too much) your lid should latch securely and you should even get that audible sound when it latches. Hope this was detailed enough for ya! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Old 08-10-11, 09:52 PM   #16
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Hope this was detailed enough for ya! Let me know if you have any other questions!
I went through it and I overdid it a bit, haha. Now, it closes just fine but it's pretty hard to open. It should get better over time. Thanks for the help, man.
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Disregard

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I had the same problem so I removed the rear panel of the console, revealing the hinges, sprayed some WD40 on it, followed by some good Ole gun oil and now it closes like a dream and stays shut. Thought this might help.
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Default Re: Center console keeps popping open?

I had this problem and took it to the dealer to fix under warranty... 3 times.. They claimed to replace the whole lid.. The last time seems to have fixed it though sometimes it doesn't feel like it closes tightly.
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Old 05-31-14, 08:29 PM   #20
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Default Re: Center console keeps popping open?

I thought my car only had this problem haha. It's been like that for months and has been driving me absolutely bonkers. Deff taking it apart at some point to try bending the hinge a little bit
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