[A4] Removing Center Trim...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 22 16:20:59 PST 2008

So done now, and going through the cupholder is the way at it.  You  
can get see one of the metal clips on the right side when looking  
from the top.  A little leverage inside there gets the trim loose,  
and then once you get it out a bit you can grab with your hands and  
pull it off.

Flasher relay comes out fairly easily, but you really need to take  
the red switch cover off to get the switch out.  Seems like it'll  
break when pulling the cover off, but it snaps out...then grab the  
switch body/edge with pliers, pull it out, unplug/plug...and from  
there the reverse.

Really not too hard, just seems a little tenuous, like something  
could break or snap in the process.  That said, glad it's done.



On Nov 22, 2008, at 1:33 PM, Scott Simmons wrote:

> From what I've heard, you can open up the cup holder to gain access  
> to the piece of trim.  A small flatblade screwdriver or angled pick  
> will allow you to slip under the trim and pull out.  It just snaps  
> in and out, but you have to be very gentle with it.  I'd recommend  
> working around the entire perimeter, a little bit at at ime.
> I'll be attempting that job before long, so let me know how it goes.
> ~Scott S.
> Derek Pulvino wrote:
>> Bentley doesn't really specify and it's not completely obvious by   
>> looking, but I'm guessing to get the top trim off the center  
>> console,  the radio needs to come out?
>> The car is a 99.5 A4.  Looking to replace the flasher relay gone   
>> flakey, so again it's the top piece of wood trim on the center  
>> console.
>> dp
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