Interior - Console Lid Hard to Open/Close
File In Section: 08 - Body and Accessories
Bulletin No.: 02-08-49-007
Date: September, 2002
Center Console Lid Hard To Open Or Close
(Lubricate Center Console Lid Latch)
1999-2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
1999-2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
with Split Front Seats (RPO AE7)
Some customers may comment on a center console lid that is hard to open or close.
Lack of lubrication on the center console lid latch may cause this condition.
Apply GM Dri Slide(R) Lubricant, P/N 1052948 to the center console lid latch using the following procedure:
1.Open the center console lid. If the lid will not open, press in the center console latch handle button and give the top of the center console lid a sharp rap with your hand in order to open the lid.
2.Working through the opening in the latch trim plate, apply a small amount of lubricant to the center console latch at the locations shown in the illustration above, while operating the center console latch. Operating the center console latch while spraying the lubricant will help work the lubricant into the latch mechanism. It is not necessary to remove the center console latch trim plate.
3.Open and close the center console lid several times in order to verify the proper operation of the lid latch.