How to Remove the Center Console on a GMC Sierraby Russell Wood
Having a center console in your vehicle is convenient and comes in handy when you least expect it. You can keep spare tools for your truck, registration and important paperwork, or it can even hold your drinks. If you ever need to remove the center console on your GMC truck to clean the carpet or fix the console itself, it can be done in about 15 minutes with the right tools. In this case, the project vehicle is a 1998 GMC Sierra extra-cab, but the process is similar for other GM trucks as well.
Open the rear cup holder on the console and pull it out all the way. Then open up the lid to the console.
Grab on either side of the center pocket of the console and lift it up with your hands. It's held in place by gravity and friction, so it should be fairly easy to lift out of place.
Locate the four bolts that hold the console to the floor. They're in both the front and back of the console, right in the middle on metal braces.
Unbolt the console from the floor using the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets. You may have to alternate between using the extension and not, depending on how far you can reach your arm.
Lift the console out of the vehicle and place it to the side.
Things You'll Need
- 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set
Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.