Undo the screws and remove the footwell panel on the passenger side.
Remove the footwell panel on the driver side - two more Torx screws.
ACC and switches
Push the climate control panel and switches out from behind. Disconnect
Release the tabs by pressing on the locking pin in the centre, and pull
Remove the ash tray in the back of the console and unscrew a Torx screw
in the middle.
Undo two 10 mm nuts holding the console to the floor.
Pop the window switch block, disconnect the harness and move it away.
Gently pry out the cover over the ignition lock. The 9-3 has a small
circuit in it. Pop the big cover.
Undo the screws holding the console to the gearshift housing.
Pop the light switch and disconnect its wires.
List the rear half of the console, then the front half. Remove the
Insert the key and move the shifter into 4th gear.
Under the hood, pull the plug out of the gearbox locking hole and insert
a long 3 mm Allen key to lock the transmission in 4th gear.
Slacken the 13 mm nut on the linkage rod and move the shifter into 3rd
gear position to pull the rod out of the linkage.
Undo the four 10 mm bolts holding the housing to the floor.
Turn the housing onto its side and disconnect the ignition harness.
Remove the housing from the car.
The gearshift housing on the ground.