JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader Side Console Removal and Replacement Guide

This instruction show you guide on how to remove and replace side console for JCB 3CX,4CX,214e,214,215,217 & VARIANTS.


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1 Park the machine on firm level ground, apply the parking brake. Lower the loader arms and excavator to the ground, switch OFF the engine and remove the starter key.


Disconnect the battery.

3 Working in the cab, remove the fixing A at the top of the instrument panel and carefully lift the panel forward to reveal the connections at the back as shown.

4 Disconnect the electrical connectors and heater controls cables at the rear of the instrument panel, then remove the instrument panel assembly clear of the side console. Label the connectors and controls cables before disconnecting to ensure correct replacement.

5 Remove the hand throttle lever knob B, remove the screws C from the hand throttle lever and mounting bracket assembly D inside the side console as shown.

Withdraw the handle through the slot in the panel.

6 Remove the screws from around the base of the stabiliser control levers E, carefully withdraw the lever assembly from the side console and disconnect the control cables from the underside. Label each control cable before disconnecting to ensure correct replacement.


7 Unscrew the knob and lock nut from the boom lock control F.

8 Remove the fixings G (5 off) securing the side console panel at positions shown. Carefully lift up the rear corner of the side panel over the boom lock control outer sleeve, and then lift the side panel clear.




Replacement is the reverse of the removal sequence.

Take care when removing/replacing the console panel to ensure that harnesses do not become snagged and that no other connections have been disturbed.

After re-fitting, operate the side console controls and check they all function correctly.

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