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10 Most Annoying Car Features
Every Every car has its own quirks or drawbacks, whether it’s a sun visor that squeaks or an errant rattle. Most of such idiosyncrasies are either not that intrusive or are features that you’ve become accustomed to over time. There...

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How do you use the overhead console?

If your car is equipped with an overhead console or storage compartment, you’ll find that it offers you the ability to store away small items out of sight for easy access. It’s designed to hold things about the size of...

How to remove the front control module on a 2013 MKS

Hi there. The front control module is held in with a console cover that is snapped in place. Very careful, remove the center console with a small pick or screwdriver. The cover will pop out of the dash. Then the...

My car's center console has no power

Hello. If your center console and radio unit is no longer working after the battery is disconnected then it may be possible that a fuse (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuse-replacement) has blown. I would check the vehicle's interior fuse box to see if any...

Where is the yaw rate sensor located?

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Toyota Sequoia. The yaw sensor is located below the center console. It's mounted to the floor at the rear of the console. The console needs to be removed in order to replace it....

How do I use the console box in a 2012 Toyota RAV4?

Your car’s console box (or center console if you prefer) is designed to provide you with additional storage space. It also acts as an armrest for the driver and front passenger. There are actually two storage areas here – this...

What features can be found in the center console?

The center console in your vehicle offers quite a few different features, ranging from additional storage to power for charging your portable gadgets. Here’s what you should know about the features of your console: Cup Holders: The center console includes...

How do you operate the overhead compartment storage console?

Your car’s overhead compartment includes a storage console where you can stash small items, including sunglasses. It’s built into the console and folds upward when not in use. Here’s what you need to do: Press the back edge of the...

Gauges not working.

It really depends on if the problems are related or not, they might share the same ground but they get different signals from their respective sensors. It could be as easy as changing the entire dash gauges or it could...

Electrical problems with my lights.

Hi there. The console lights and the tail lights are on the same circuit for your vehicle. Check the fuse box for a blown fuse. If there is no blown fuses, then check the wiring in the cab and see...

How can I get tail lights and console lights to work?

Hi there. First check the fuse box for any blown fuses (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuse-replacement). Then check the relays to see if any of the lights relay (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/rear-lights-are-not-working-inspection) are activating. If the relays are activating, then you will need to check the wiring...

dash and console lights out - 2005 Chevy Cobalt

Try to adjust the dashboard light's rheostat to see if it is turned all the way dim in such a way that you cannot see the lights. If the rheostat is turned up and it the lights are still not...

Center console has no power

When dealing with a group of electronics that has no power, the first thing I check is the fuse. After that, I would urge you to hire a certified mechanic to run an inspection on your electrical system (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/electric-problems-inspection). From...

How do I adjust the brightness of the dash lights?

Adjusting the brightness of your dash helps you preserve your night vision and drive more comfortably. It’s also easy to do on the Civic. Here’s how: Locate the brightness control knob on the dash of your car Turn it to...

How do you use the console box?

Call it the console box or the center console, it amounts to the same thing – a handy storage area that offers both access to a power outlet and a place to store items out of the way. Your car’s...

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