How to Replace a Broken Console Latch
Spare change, house keys, and flash drives-drop any of these things in your car and they can be a huge pain in the neck to find. Remember, the rule of thumb is that the smaller the item, the easier it is to lose it. That's why we recommend making good use of your ride's storage spaces, particularly the center console. The center console lets you store your valuables in a safe and accessible location. That way, you won't have to worry about lost change or keys. Now, if a broken console latch is what's stopping you from using your center console, then we can help you with that problem too. To change your broken console latch, just follow the instructions listed below.
Difficulty level: Easy
- Phillips screwdriver
- Replacement console latch
- A clean piece of cloth or paper
Step 1: Open your center console and locate the screws at the back of the lid.
Step 2: Using your screwdriver, remove the screws on the lid. Be sure to set these screws aside because you'll need them later. We recommend putting the screws on a clean piece of cloth or paper. This should make them easily visible when it's time to reinstall the center console lid.
Step 3: Find the center console latch, and remove the screws holding the latch in place.
Step 4: Take your new console latch and align its holes to those of the center console.
Step 5: Hold the new latch and carefully screw it into place.
Step 6: Take your console lid and reinstall it. Make sure the screws are tightly installed.
Step 7: Check for loose screws by repeatedly opening and closing your center console lid.
Step 8: If you find any loose screws, tighten them using your Phillips screwdriver.
The good thing about replacing a center console latch is that you don't have to be a seasoned DIYer to do it. In fact, even with zero experience, you can install a replacement latch without any difficulty!