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Old 02-06-2021, 04:37 PM   #1
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2005 Baja Turbo
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Default 2005 Baja center console trim removal

I just embarked on a wonderful, fun, enjoyable journey of replacing my dash lights, when I ran into a slight problem: The center console trim, around the satnav and HVAC, cannot be removed due to two inaccessible bolts?

The bolts in question are directly above the cigarette lighter, and they appear to be behind the ashtray. I removed the bolt back in the dash, but the ashtray won't budge, it looks like there's two screws holding it in on the bottom.

So, how am I supposed to get those bolts out? I've 'finished' my project (apparently, I put a dead bulb in behind the trip meter, but IDC about that too much), but I would like to paint the trim eventually, which would require me removing it entirely first, but I can't seem to get it to come out.

Any tips for getting those bolts out? I got all of the plastic clips to pop loose, and I removed the little cubby/compartment below the cigarette lighter no problem, but the bottom of the trim is still being held in by something inaccessible.
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