Creaking at the left hand front side, like in the area where the console meets the dash?
Hmmmm, have your passengers been using the console as a grab handle, hehehe. Could simply be that the attachment screw on the passenger side has worked loose, allowing the console to rub against the dash under the stress of braking, which could cause the squeak/creak. Or in the worst case scenario, the bar the spans the gap between the two sides of the console has cracked/broken. I have heard of people taking a thin strip of metal, heating it and pressing it into the plastic, in effect repairing the break. Haven't tried that yet myself though.
If you don't find anything loose, you might try a couple thin felt pads where the two parts meet. They would have to be very thin though.
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