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Old 04-11-2010, 01:36 PM
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Went to close my front ashtray the other day and it made a strange ratchet sound.
So i opened and closed it a few times and it appeared ok. Till the next morning. It wouldnt open.
I had to "gently" force it open.
It will close and stay closed. But it has to be pried open. I dont want to have to do that regularily because Im sure that eventually something will snap and it will end up just flapping around.
Im leaving it open all the time now as it is but dont like the look of the black open hole.

Does any one know how to remove it so as to repair or replace it
 
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:14 PM
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Presume STS based on forum - what year?
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by EricD View Post
Presume STS based on forum - what year?
Sorry bout that. Could have sworn it showed.
Its an 01
 
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:16 AM
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From FSM:


Do***ent ID# 556170
2001 Cadillac Seville

Trim Plate Replacement - Console
Removal Procedure
1. Block the vehicle wheels.
2. Put the shift lever into neutral (N).
Important
Do not use the convenience door opening as a leverage point.
Notice
To prevent component damage, DO NOT use metal tools to remove the trim.
3. Remove the console trim plate.
A. Insert your fingers (if necessary, use a flat plastic tool) between the trim plate and the PRNDL at the RH rear corner of the chrome trim (2).
B. Gently lift up the trim plate in order to disengage the RH rear corner retainer (3).
C. Use the same method at the LH rear corner and the two front corners of the chrome trim in order to disengage the remaining retainers.
4. Lift the console trim plate assembly upwards from the rear edge and pull the assembly rearward.
5. Disconnect the electrical connectors as necessary.
Installation Procedure

1. Connect the electrical connectors.
2. Guide the forward edge of the trim panel (1) into the lower instrument panel (IP) opening.
Important
Make sure the retainers are aligned properly before attempting to engage the trim plate.
3. Align the trim panel retainers with the top of the console, and press down firmly in order to engage the console trim panel.
4. Shift the vehicle into park (P).
5. Remove the blocks from the wheels.
 
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:15 PM
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Thats good to have. Thank you very much !
 
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