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I have a 2014 CRV and had a check on to of the console slider door and it got under the slider and now it's down inside the back part of the console.

I have searched YouTube and internet but can't figure out how to get the console opt or even loose in the back to get under it. I have taken out the mat in the bottom and see two 10mm bolts and a Phillips screw. I have taken those out but it is not moving or loose.

Any help would be appreciated.

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This is in a 2014 CRV EX that does NOT have NAV, Heated Seats, Factory Amp, or Rear Entertainment System, but should be similar for all models.

You need a taped flat head screw driver to prevent scratching (or plastic body tools), Phillips head screw driver, 10 mm socket with extension, pliers, and the usual panel removal tools.

There are 5 bolts (10 mm), one screw (Phillips), and two wire harnesses that need to be disconnected.

Remove front and rear floormats.

Take off the footwell center kick panels in the front of the console on both sides, both have 2 pins and clips. Drivers side has a hinge like flange at the front.

Remove the push-pin on each side revealed at the front of the console after removing the kick panels.

Remove the rear panel of the center console, clips around top and sides.

Remove the two bolts revealed.

Open the center-console, and remove the rubber mat from the bottom, it isn't attached.

Unsnap the plastic piece that covers bottom & side inside the center-console.

Remove the two bolts and one screw revealed.

The 5th bolt is behind a small cover under the shift quadrant, just above the center console cup holders. The cover is held by 4 clips.

The two wiring harness connectors are on the driver side, revealed when the footwell kick panel is removed. They are connected to each other and clipped to the center console. Detach the clip holding them to the console by squeezing the tabs with the pliers, then move the console backward to get at them. The release catch for one of them is between the two connectors. Use a flat head screwdriver to release it.

One you have everything disconnected, fold the armrests up, then put both seat backs all the way back to make the seats as flat as possible. Move the console toward the rear of the car, then lift up the front and angle it out.

Reverse the steps to put it back together.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. It's the LX, no nav, no heated seats.

I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. I saw a similar post for a 2013 which was the only thing I could find doing a search. This is a little more than I am comfortable with getting into without a little more detail or images.

If anyone has anything with any images or video they could lead me too I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
 

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Description with pictures

Thank you Jepalan for the precise guidance.

Using Jepalan's description I have created a blog post and added pictures to each step at pinter.org/archives/6341
At first, it was a one or two hour work to remove the console and take pictures of each step, but the second time it took only 30 minutes.
 

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This is in a 2014 CRV EX that does NOT have NAV, Heated Seats, Factory Amp, or Rear Entertainment System, but should be similar for all models.

You need a taped flat head screw driver to prevent scratching (or plastic body tools), Phillips head screw driver, 10 mm socket with extension, pliers, and the usual panel removal tools.

There are 5 bolts (10 mm), one screw (Phillips), and two wire harnesses that need to be disconnected.

Remove front and rear floormats.

Take off the footwell center kick panels in the front of the console on both sides, both have 2 pins and clips. Drivers side has a hinge like flange at the front.

Remove the push-pin on each side revealed at the front of the console after removing the kick panels.

Remove the rear panel of the center console, clips around top and sides.

Remove the two bolts revealed.

Open the center-console, and remove the rubber mat from the bottom, it isn't attached.

Unsnap the plastic piece that covers bottom & side inside the center-console.

Remove the two bolts and one screw revealed.

The 5th bolt is behind a small cover under the shift quadrant, just above the center console cup holders. The cover is held by 4 clips.

The two wiring harness connectors are on the driver side, revealed when the footwell kick panel is removed. They are connected to each other and clipped to the center console. Detach the clip holding them to the console by squeezing the tabs with the pliers, then move the console backward to get at them. The release catch for one of them is between the two connectors. Use a flat head screwdriver to release it.

One you have everything disconnected, fold the armrests up, then put both seat backs all the way back to make the seats as flat as possible. Move the console toward the rear of the car, then lift up the front and angle it out.

Reverse the steps to put it back together.
WOW! I'm installing some interior LED under seat lighting and I literally had to stop what I was doing after I removed the center console of my 2012 CR-V to thank you. Your instructions were spot on and I surely would have damaged my car had you not taken the time to put together these comprehensive guide. If you were nearby I'd buy you a beer. :)

One piece of advice for other CR-V owners who will be removing their center consoles, make sure you get yourself a good trim removal tool kit. It'll make disassembly a LOT easier.
 

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This is in a 2014 CRV EX that does NOT have NAV, Heated Seats, Factory Amp, or Rear Entertainment System, but should be similar for all models.

You need a taped flat head screw driver to prevent scratching (or plastic body tools), Phillips head screw driver, 10 mm socket with extension, pliers, and the usual panel removal tools.

There are 5 bolts (10 mm), one screw (Phillips), and two wire harnesses that need to be disconnected.

Remove front and rear floormats.

Take off the footwell center kick panels in the front of the console on both sides, both have 2 pins and clips. Drivers side has a hinge like flange at the front.

Remove the push-pin on each side revealed at the front of the console after removing the kick panels.

Remove the rear panel of the center console, clips around top and sides.

Remove the two bolts revealed.

Open the center-console, and remove the rubber mat from the bottom, it isn't attached.

Unsnap the plastic piece that covers bottom & side inside the center-console.

Remove the two bolts and one screw revealed.

The 5th bolt is behind a small cover under the shift quadrant, just above the center console cup holders. The cover is held by 4 clips.

The two wiring harness connectors are on the driver side, revealed when the footwell kick panel is removed. They are connected to each other and clipped to the center console. Detach the clip holding them to the console by squeezing the tabs with the pliers, then move the console backward to get at them. The release catch for one of them is between the two connectors. Use a flat head screwdriver to release it.

One you have everything disconnected, fold the armrests up, then put both seat backs all the way back to make the seats as flat as possible. Move the console toward the rear of the car, then lift up the front and angle it out.

Reverse the steps to put it back together.
Reviving an old thread. Sorry.

Just did this last night on my '13 EXL (no nav) and the only difference was I didn't have a screw inside the console to remove, just the two bolts. I did discover that one of the wiring harness connections you disconnect is the USB aux cable. So not I know where that runs to.

Other than that, just wanted to say these instructions were on the money. As it was still 95-ish degrees when I did this last night, I'm going to try and snap a few photos on the reinstall to post here.

Thanks.
 

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This is in a 2014 CRV EX that does NOT have NAV, Heated Seats, Factory Amp, or Rear Entertainment System, but should be similar for all models.

You need a taped flat head screw driver to prevent scratching (or plastic body tools), Phillips head screw driver, 10 mm socket with extension, pliers, and the usual panel removal tools.

There are 5 bolts (10 mm), one screw (Phillips), and two wire harnesses that need to be disconnected.

Remove front and rear floormats.

Take off the footwell center kick panels in the front of the console on both sides, both have 2 pins and clips. Drivers side has a hinge like flange at the front.
These are from a 2013 CRV EXL with headed seats, no NAV and no amp.
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Remove the push-pin on each side revealed at the front of the console after removing the kick panels.

Remove the rear panel of the center console, clips around top and sides.

Remove the two bolts revealed.
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Open the center-console, and remove the rubber mat from the bottom, it isn't attached.

Unsnap the plastic piece that covers bottom & side inside the center-console.

Remove the two bolts and one screw revealed.
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The 5th bolt is behind a small cover under the shift quadrant, just above the center console cup holders. The cover is held by 4 clips.
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The two wiring harness connectors are on the driver side, revealed when the footwell kick panel is removed. They are connected to each other and clipped to the center console. Detach the clip holding them to the console by squeezing the tabs with the pliers, then move the console backward to get at them. The release catch for one of them is between the two connectors. Use a flat head screwdriver to release it.

One you have everything disconnected, fold the armrests up, then put both seat backs all the way back to make the seats as flat as possible. Move the console toward the rear of the car, then lift up the front and angle it out.

Reverse the steps to put it back together.
On mine, there was one large white harness connection for the two 12v outlets and the heater switches. The smaller gray connection was the USB aux connection. Since I had to run a new USB cable anyway, I didn't reconnect mine since it wasn't being used with the new head unit anyway.

Hope this helps someone else like it did me. And thanks @Jepalan for letting me add to your post.
 
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