The phone cradle -WILL- get damages, proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Stupid German Design !
I use Bluetooth sync & rather sacrifice this for more junk storage ....
Step 2: Tools You'll Need
- long heavy screw driver
- nylon pry tool
Step 3: Pry the Sucker Out !
Open the arm rest. On passenger side, look for the hinge arm pivot point. Insert screwdriver & pry till you get the plastic pin out of the hole.
Step 4: Twist Off the Other Pin
This is held on with some thin plastic & should break off easily.
Step 5: Remove the Rear Panel
Go to the rear vent & pry out the cig lighter panel. Top part is slotted to the vents, so work from the sides in a U shape pattern till it pops out.
Step 6: Disconnect the Cables
Phone control jack has a locking tab & collar.
Push tab, turn collar to unlock, then pull.
Antenna has a simpler plug, just push the locking tab & unplug.
Step 7: Cradle Now Gone !
This unit should still be functional w/o the nicely rotating pin.
Now eBay this part & enjoy the free space ....