I've been hunting down an annoying rattle for quite some time and I'm 99% sure that it's coming from inside the center console, right down under the gear selection lever. Apologies in advance if this has been covered somewhere but have looked pretty hard...
It's an '04 2.2 DTi automatic (cvtronic) SRi
The rattle starts along with higher revs, plastic clicking, enough to completely ruin the engine note and is driving me bonkers. It stops sometimes so I think there's something loose.
I've had some of it apart:
1) Removed the shelf under the CD player
2) Removed ash tray
3) Removed tray under ash tray
4) Removed lighter socket surround
5) Removed the gear lever (chrome bit) surround
Here's where I get stuck. How do you take off the next bit - the selection lever panel. Does the gear knob have to come off?
I've tried prying the panel up and have got it out a bit, but it doesn't seem to go back in properly, there must be a right way of doing it.
Any instructions / advice on how to get to the space below would be well appreciated!
I've got a haynes but helpfully it doesn't cover the cvtronic...