DIY: 2003 Center Console Removal - Honda Civic Forum

DIY: 2003 Center Console Removal

Reply

 
 
 
Old 10-13-2003
  #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
Post DIY: 2003 Center Console Removal

Well here it finally is...

2003 Civic Center Console Removal

After realizing that we needed one (DIY), i went outside and installed my Revo SS.
Thanks to CapYoda & Grey once again for the upgrade kits!

You better thank me!

Total Time w/o any Mess-up's (4 Hours)
(but thanks to me, it shouldnt take you this long, now should it? )
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Take your seats (racing or stock) and slide them all the way to the front.




2. Locate the 2 screws on each side of the console from the rear (4 total)




3. Move to the front of the car down by the foot area and locate the push tab near the gas pedal (front of console)




4. Open the ol' mighty famous '03 ARMREST and locate the 3 screws and unscrew them.




5. Grasp your hands around the piece of the console and pull gently to lift up on the plastic top.
**(Green dots indicate where clips & screws are also hidden)**



6. You will now see 4 screws total.. (2 front, 2 rear) - Remove the rear screws.




7. Now move the front and do the same exact thing to the ones up there.




8. After removing all 4 of those screws above, what you wanna do now is grab underneath
of the cup holder and pull towards you and upwards some so the snap clips will break free
of the console near the cigarette lighter..
**(Green dots indicate the 2 snap clips)**




9. Here's a better shot of the 2 connectors that the snap clips attatch on.




10. This only applies to the people who have racing seats in their cars, but if you notice while
trying pull out the center console, its a tight fit and its not gonna come out as planned without
breaking everything into thousands of pieces. I found it easier to take out my seats to remove the console.
**(Grab a friend while you relax )**




11. Go sit in the backseat of the car and lift up and pull straight back and you have just completed the
DIY for the 2003 civic center console!
**(Green dots indicate the 4 bolts to remove the shifter)**




---------------------------------------------------------

12. After installing my REVO SS, Grey's Upgrade Kit, and CapYoda's bushings, i'll have to say it was well worth it.

I highly recommend getting these things before doing the shifter install, otherwise you'll be referring back to this
DIY very often.




Last edited by gearbox; 01-10-2011 at 09:34 PM. Reason: restored pics
NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #2  
Registered!!
iTrader: (4)
 
RedDragon333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Houston, Texas, US
Age: 38
Posts: 7,038
Rep Power: 286
RedDragon333 will become famous soon enough
very nice youll love the way it shifts!!!
RedDragon333 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #3  
Registered!!
iTrader: (2)
 
Ichiban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Age: 35
Posts: 810
Rep Power: 0
Ichiban is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks for that. I'm about to install my head unit and this will make it a lot easier.
Ichiban is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #4  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
yep, doing the headunit taught me the basic breakdown of the dash..
so that made me wanna just do this DIY to help all the people like myself who always searched up "How to remove 03 console/etc.."

glad i could help!
NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #5  
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (55)
 
FALKEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 15,806
Rep Power: 356
FALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of light
nice post!!
FALKEN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #6  
Registered!!
iTrader: (10)
 
XxSoVeReiGNxX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: NJ
Age: 34
Posts: 4,797
Rep Power: 244
XxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really nice
awesome man! finally! with the 2004s being out already, I'm sure more center console removal questions will be asked in the future!
XxSoVeReiGNxX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #7  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
Originally posted by XxSoVeReiGNxX
awesome man! finally! with the 2004s being out already, I'm sure more center console removal questions will be asked in the future!
im not sure how the interior looks in the '04's but this is a good start, because they might just be pretty similar..

we'll see
NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #8  
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (55)
 
FALKEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 15,806
Rep Power: 356
FALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of lightFALKEN is a glorious beacon of light
the interior in the 04 is the same as the 03
FALKEN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #9  
ish...
iTrader: (2)
 
Jaykuai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Age: 34
Posts: 830
Rep Power: 0
Jaykuai can only hope to improve
i have a 03 and my center console its different.. the cigarrete piece is another pice.. totally apart of the center console..

i wonder..
Jaykuai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #10  
No Title
 
maxsin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Age: 37
Posts: 2,077
Rep Power: 0
maxsin is an unknown quantity at this point
thank you.
maxsin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #11  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
Originally posted by Jaykuai
i have a 03 and my center console its different.. the cigarrete piece is another pice.. totally apart of the center console..

i wonder..
you think the same thing i thought when i was pulling it apart.

if you look @ #7, it shows the piece that is different.. you just unsnap from the sides of the center part, and then look @ #8 and that pulls out from the 2 snap parts i marked green for you..

i wasnt sure until i actually attempted it, and found out that i was stupid
im not calling you stupid

it pulls out in 1 piece, you just unplug the harness and thats it!
NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #12  
Registered!!
iTrader: (10)
 
XxSoVeReiGNxX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: NJ
Age: 34
Posts: 4,797
Rep Power: 244
XxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really niceXxSoVeReiGNxX is just really nice
Originally posted by Jaykuai
i have a 03 and my center console its different.. the cigarrete piece is another pice.. totally apart of the center console..

i wonder..
dealer installed options.

for 2001s, the console is basically the same. But there are 3 types of cigarette light panels:
One with just the cigarette socket and a space for a foglight button
One with a little storage bin under that
The 3rd has a drawer next to the cigarette socket but no space for a button.

Depends on how the car came from the factory.
XxSoVeReiGNxX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #13  
ish...
iTrader: (2)
 
Jaykuai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Age: 34
Posts: 830
Rep Power: 0
Jaykuai can only hope to improve
^^ i have the 3rd option
Jaykuai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #14  
Premium Member
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Diego, Ca
Age: 34
Posts: 9,962
Rep Power: 293
runner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to allrunner1738 is a name known to all
damn they made it so much harder then the 01s and 02s it took me like 30 mintues or less to take it out and so forth but i msure this will help , great diy
runner1738 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #15  
Registered!!
iTrader: (4)
 
azure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawaii
Age: 37
Posts: 2,852
Rep Power: 0
azure is on a distinguished road
Thanks for that DIY. I've always wondered how the shift boot was held in place (in #5) for the 03's. So it's just held by six clips? It should be the same in an automatic, right?

Last edited by Azure; 10-13-2003 at 06:33 PM.
azure is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #16  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
Originally posted by Azure
Thanks for that DIY. I've always wondered how the shift boot was held in place (in #5) for the 03's. So it's just held by six clips? It should be the same in an automatic, right?
yes its the same way in an auto..
we looked a friend's car and its pretty much the same..

the six green marks indicate 4 screws (2 up top, 2 on rear) and 2 clips in the middle holding down that plate.

NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003
  #17  
Registered!!
iTrader: (4)
 
azure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawaii
Age: 37
Posts: 2,852
Rep Power: 0
azure is on a distinguished road
Oh okay. Thanks!
azure is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2003
  #18  
Pro Skater
 
blue03civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NY Kid
Posts: 1,290
Rep Power: 0
blue03civic is an unknown quantity at this point
o thanx u post it after i find out myself haha nah im playin around yea i 4 got who it was on this site i got every screw out and i could get that black piece around the shifter off but u have to use strength hah and i was afraid to beak it but yea i got my on about two times now and it took me about 30 min but i didnt remove my seats..for the headunit tho u dont have to remove the whole dash jus the cig lighter part then those two screws from what i heard i mite wanna do some blue lights in the air vents if i can take that off..
blue03civic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2003
  #19  
Registered!!
 
ComPort X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 0
ComPort X is an unknown quantity at this point
Thank you neonimpact, your dyi helped greatly in my 04 when I installed my hu. I have some pictures of an 04 auto, but it's the same as far as I can tell.
ComPort X is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003
  #20  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
mkingk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vienna, VA
Age: 34
Posts: 346
Rep Power: 0
mkingk2 is an unknown quantity at this point
in step 5 how do u get that trim piece off?
mkingk2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003
  #21  
Pro Skater
 
blue03civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NY Kid
Posts: 1,290
Rep Power: 0
blue03civic is an unknown quantity at this point
pull hard
blue03civic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2003
  #22  
Registered!!
iTrader: (3)
 
Sickboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Boise
Age: 38
Posts: 694
Rep Power: 192
Sickboy will become famous soon enoughSickboy will become famous soon enough
^Very hard, followed by a loud pop. I just finished removing the console during my lunch break at work and when I get home I'll put the Revo SS in. Thanks NeonImpact, you're my hero.
Sickboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2003
  #23  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NY
Age: 31
Posts: 41
Rep Power: 0
pxboarder is an unknown quantity at this point
do i have to take out the whole center console in my 03 ex to put my head unit in or is there some way i can get the cig lighter trim peice out other than taking everything apart? any info would be cool
pxboarder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003
  #24  
LEVA
iTrader: (1)
 
KeNsHiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: California, US
Age: 35
Posts: 4,238
Rep Power: 0
KeNsHiN is an unknown quantity at this point
great DIY!
KeNsHiN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004
  #25  
Registered!!
iTrader: (15)
 
JCiv03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Elk Grove/Sacramento/Davis, California, US
Posts: 2,357
Rep Power: 0
JCiv03 is on a distinguished road
Greaty diy! hoping to use it soon!
JCiv03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004
  #26  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
glad i could help
if you run into anything i missed, please drop a line in here and ill add it!

NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2004
  #27  
Registered!!
iTrader: (15)
 
JCiv03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Elk Grove/Sacramento/Davis, California, US
Posts: 2,357
Rep Power: 0
JCiv03 is on a distinguished road
heh, need a lil help, how do i remove the plastic around the shifter? im finding it pretty tough to remove, maybe i need some more muscle. anyways where do i grip it? is it where i circled in red?
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	926011.jpg
Views:	852
Size:	34.7 KB
ID:	18060  
JCiv03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2004
  #28  
Tell me what you don't like about yourself....
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (12)
 
CarbonFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Columbia, SC, USA
Age: 37
Posts: 12,670
Rep Power: 324
CarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to allCarbonFly is a name known to all
Originally posted by JCiv03
heh, need a lil help, how do i remove the plastic around the shifter? im finding it pretty tough to remove, maybe i need some more muscle. anyways where do i grip it? is it where i circled in red?
You have to remove the whole console. There are screws under it that hold on the shifter casing.
CarbonFly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2004
  #29  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
 
NeonImpact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 10,248
Rep Power: 4593
NeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz ErthangNeonImpact Ownz Erthang
yea fly is right about removing the whole console, but if you wanna remove just that piece here's what you do..

grip from where you circled in red..
its best to stick a thick long object in there and pry up slowly and then pull up hard with you hand until you pop all four corners..

and then underneath that is 4 screws, just unscrew them and move onto the next step..
NeonImpact is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004
  #30  
Registered!!
 
INCivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Age: 36
Posts: 835
Rep Power: 0
INCivic is an unknown quantity at this point
so you have to take off the whole thing to install the REVO??
INCivic is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: DIY: 2003 Center Console Removal


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.