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I’m sure this has been covered before, but I can’t find specific instructions for it. I’ve managed to remove all of the screws and bolts that hold the center console on, and I have the leather dust catcher around the shift knob removed, but I just can’t figure out how to remove the knob itself! I have a 2014 Kia Cadenza. I’ve tried pushing the shift button in a pulling up, but it won’t budge. Is there another way?
 

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Everything about Kia's online says, with the parking brake on, put it in Drive and pull straight up. Just go to Youtube, there are several videos.
 

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Everything about Kia's online says, with the parking brake on, put it in Drive and pull straight up. Just go to Youtube, there are several videos.
I’ve checked youtube and google and there doesn’t seem to be anything on the Cadenza. I’ve tried pulling straight up but I haven’t put it in drive before. Thanks!
 

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Unfortunately that didn’t work, i’ve tried it in every shift position, at times trying to depress the shift button simultaneously. I’ve probably used upwards of 40lbs of force without success. Is there a special way to get this off?
 

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Out of curiosity what is your endgame by removing center console ? some times one can solve the problem by working backwards and possibly the solution to your endgame might be elsewhere . Just my thoughts and two cents worth. As a default ask your service advisor ??>
 

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Out of curiosity what is your endgame by removing center console ? some times one can solve the problem by working backwards and possibly the solution to your endgame might be elsewhere . Just my thoughts and two cents worth. As a default ask your service advisor ??>
There is a constant and obnoxious creaking/rattling sound coming from both the tray and somewhere beneath it. i’m hoping to remove the center console to see if I can stabilize the creaking parts, or add some foam/sound deadening to get rid of it. I’m going to tackle it again this weekend, and I might have to ask the dealership if worst comes to worst.
 

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Out of curiosity what is your endgame by removing center console ? some times one can solve the problem by working backwards and possibly the solution to your endgame might be elsewhere . Just my thoughts and two cents worth. As a default ask your service advisor ??>
I am curious about removing the center console also. I want to put a USB charging port in the back for the granddaughters. Bought a nice one. I thought maybe if I can remove the armrest and I can get to the back of it that way.
 

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There is a constant and obnoxious creaking/rattling sound coming from both the tray and somewhere beneath it. i’m hoping to remove the center console to see if I can stabilize the creaking parts, or add some foam/sound deadening to get rid of it. I’m going to tackle it again this weekend, and I might have to ask the dealership if worst comes to worst.
I’m noticing the same noise from the center console. I’m hoping to disassemble it and add thin speak gasket tape between the rubbing plastic. If anyone has ideas, let us know.
On another note, the noise from the dry sunroof seals is deafening. Is anyone else getting sunroof creaking noises every morning? I’ll try adding some sort of lube for the sunroof, but I’m open to suggestions.
 

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I’m noticing the same noise from the center console. I’m hoping to disassemble it and add thin speak gasket tape between the rubbing plastic. If anyone has ideas, let us know.
On another note, the noise from the dry sunroof seals is deafening. Is anyone else getting sunroof creaking noises every morning? I’ll try adding some sort of lube for the sunroof, but I’m open to suggestions.
For all the noises and squeaking the sunroof does, there is a TSB or at least a factory Kia procedure (can't remember which when I saw it) for fixing all that. It involves taking the panel out and replacing tape and gaskets and other stuff. I imagine not cheap because of the labor involved. If I find it again I will post it here.
 
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