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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Center Console Coming Apart

Had a thread before but it got closed out and I never got a chance to put pics. That was a while ago lol.

Here is my original post and some pics I finally took.

So today I had cleaned my interior of the car with Armor All.(probably unrelated but oh well) Went out just now to the store. And leaning on my console it felt a bit different. Like it was creaking. So I look down and notice that there is a gap in the edge of the console casing.

Refer to this thread I found which led me to this forum.

Center Console/Armrest Question (sorry if This is the Wrong Subforum)

It is the bottom case that is the issue. On the drivers side the plastic casing seems to be coming away from whatever holds it all together. The opposite side is flush to the box.

Also I noticed if I have the lid open and accidently push against it towards the passenger side the lid will go out of place. that's easily pushed back to normal.

But what is causing the casing to come apart like this? Pics aren't the best. Might have to do better ones. But you can see somewhat. Directly above the seatbelt you can see where it is coming apart on the console. The shiny part is the metal on the inside.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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I will have a look at mine tonight if the car makes it home.

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Check mine this morning. Just like yours all the plastic clips are broken on drivers side. I guess we're only suppose to rest our arms on it and not our whole body.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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I elbowed mine accidentally once and it separated the base cover and inner bucket piece similar to what yours is showing. 4 drops of super glue (one on the front clips, and one on either side) and its quite solid again
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 07:01 PM
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these things are rather sensitive. haha. they are ment for arms but bodies start to get iffy. if you tear it apart you can see if a clip is broke and then glue it from the inside
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Yeah I am probably guilty of maybe leaning too hard. Probably to get in and out on occasion but definitely not all the time.

I know my Cavalier I had before the Cobalt, I had put a pretty good impression into the right side of seat because I pushed out too hard to get out on occasion. Had to have the internal structure of the seat welded back together.
I guess I see it as just the console. Not gonna bother me right now. Maybe if it comes apart more I'll pursue it or if I feel like taking things apart. Something I hate doing, cause sometimes things don't go back how they were and it drives me nuts.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 08:27 AM
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hahah that is always true.. you could always just buy another one but it would be easier to remove the screws that are on the inside. and the rest just clips together
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