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Centre Dashboard Console Removal - Pre-facelift

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The Ford Mondeo hit our roads in 1993, and has consistently been a sales success. Now on its 4th incarnation, it remains a drivers favourite.

For more information, visit the Ford Mondeo forum on, the definitive resource site covering

all Fords from the present day to the 1970's.

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Approx Fitting Time

20 minutes or so to dismantle, about the same to refit ( unless you have a load of wires behind the radio like me & they come loose when refitting the radio, then refitting can

take longer  :( )

Tools Required

Philips / Cross head screwdriver

Small flat screwdriver

Radio Removal Pins

Radio Code ( should you still have a ford headunit )

Removal Instructions

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Remove the gearknob

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Remove the gear surround & gaitor.

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Remove the Radio Headunit

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Remove the Screen Heater Buttons, Hazard warning button & boot release button ( heated seats buttons too if fitted but as per the piccies, if they are well wedged in there then

its doable with them still inplace but just remember they are still connected )

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Push any loose cabling plugs into the dash & also undo the 6 screws olding the console inplace ( 2x located in the upper button openings, 2x located at the upper edge of the

radio opening & the final 2 are located under the console fascia that used to be covered with the gear gaitor & are approx inline with the boot release button & cupholer

positions )

Once those screws are removed give the console a pull using the upper button holes as grabbing points to release the pair of pushclips near the airvents that are the only things

left holding the console inplace ( it wont come out all the way as wiring & cupholder will still be hindering things )

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Now pull the dash out far enough to let you reach behind & unplug the Clock & Heater Controls ( 2 heater connectors for digital & 3 for manual controls )

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Now you can suitably angle & move the console enough to fully remove it as there is only the cup holder to come out now ( & the heated seat wiring if you were unable to unplug

them previously )

Refitting Instructions

Refitting is basically a reversal of the removal instructions, just make sure all the wiring is pushed through the openings they are meant for before putting the dash fully back

inplace as its easier than fishing round for the cables after or removing the dash once more to find em lol.

The end result should be pretty much as you started off with. ( here's mine & the only difference is that its a darker dash panel now - changed from Dark ash wood effect to

metal gloss black )

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