Author Topic: 75 280S Center Console Removal  (Read 143 times)

postman70

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75 280S Center Console Removal
« on: 16 July 2020, 07:16 PM »
Hello all, got lucky and found my cars twin that someone is parting out. I’m in desperate need of a center console. Was wondering if someone has directions on taking one of these things out. Do the front seats need to be removed? Any hidden screws I should know about. I’m trying to limit how much time I spend stripping that thing 😉

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Re: 75 280S Center Console Removal
« Reply #1 on: 17 July 2020, 04:53 AM »
Yes, front seats need to be removed.  There are screws up front down low and also in back.

To remove seats, slide forward remove 2 rear floor bolts and then remove the big spring under the seat, slide back and remove 2 front bolts.
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Re: 75 280S Center Console Removal
« Reply #2 on: 17 July 2020, 10:18 AM »
Thank you for your help  :) :)

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Re: 75 280S Center Console Removal
« Reply #3 on: 17 July 2020, 11:03 AM »
Be warned though that the spring which controls the seat height is extremely tight and getting it back in is "fun" :o
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Re: 75 280S Center Console Removal
« Reply #4 on: 17 July 2020, 04:01 PM »
Assuming both your seat adjustments work properly, you don’t need to remove that spring. I have never removed it when taking the front seats out. Not needed.

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