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Old 03-09-2002, 02:06 AM
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It's a little more complicated for the 126 Adam.

Start by removing the ash tray insert, underneath you will find two phillips head screws. Remove them and slide the ashtray drawer out and disconnect the electrical leads for light and lighter. Now the coin tray will slide forward slightly and lift the front while pulling away from the center console wood. If equipped with seat heaters you will have to disconnect the seat heater switches to get the tray out of the way.

With parking brake on, put shifter into neutral or lower. Now the center console wood will slide forward about 10-15 mm. This will disengage the two "L" shaped legs that cam the wood panel down tight. Once the panel has been slid forward you can gently lift at the rear, this will allow you access to the switches from the bottom of the panel.

While you have the panel out, it is the perfect time to replace the little light bulb for the shifter back light. It will be located at the forward left corner of the shifter, might have a small string attached to assist in removal of the bulb from it's socket.

Hope this helps.
Mike Tangas
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