How Do You Remove The Cup Holder On A Honda Accord?

Over time, your Honda Accord’s cup holder can get dirty, break, or you may just want to replace it with something new. Whatever the reason, removing the cup holder is possible with some simple tools and by following key steps.

In this guide, we’ll provide an overview of the removal of the cup holder process for all Honda Accord models and years. We’ll break it down into sections by generation of Accord so you can easily find the instructions for your specific car.

The basic process involves removing interior trim pieces to access the cup holder’s mounting screws underneath. But the trim removal steps vary slightly between generations. We’ll cover each in detail.

By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly how to remove the cup holder from your Honda Accord quickly and easily. Let’s get started!

Steps To Remove The Cup Holder On 2003-2007 Honda Accords

For sixth generation 2003 to 2007 Honda Accords, here are the steps to remove the cup holder:

  • Remove The Shifter Trim
  • Remove The Cup Holder Trim
  • Remove Retaining Screws
  • Pull Out The Cup Holder

Remove The Shifter Trim

The first step is to pop off the shifter trim around the gear selector. You can pry it off with a flat head screwdriver by inserting it into the seam and gently prying. Take care not to scratch the trim.

Remove The Cup Holder Trim

Once the shifter trim is removed, you can pull off the cup holder trim with your hands. Wedge a flat object like a screwdriver between the trim and console to help pop it off.

Remove Retaining Screws

With the trim pieces removed, you’ll see two retaining screws that hold the cup holder in place. Remove them with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Remove The Cup Holder On A Honda Accord
Remove The Cup Holder On A Honda Accord

Pull Out The Cup Holder

Finally, grasp both sides of the cup holder and pull directly outwards to detach it from the console. Be careful not to break the tabs that secure it.

And that’s it! Those four steps will allow you to easily remove the cup holder on 2003 to 2007 Accords. Just reverse the process to install a new one.

Steps For 2008-2012 Honda Accords

The process is very similar on the seventh generation 2008 to 2012 Honda Accords:

  • Remove Shifter Trim
  • Remove Top Console Trim
  • Access Retaining Screws
  • Detach The Cup Holder

Remove Shifter Trim

Use a small flat head screwdriver to detach and pry off the shifter trim piece around the gear selector.

Remove Top Console Trim

There are also clips securing the top part of the center console trim. Pry these off with your screwdriver.

Access Retaining Screws

Once the trim is removed, you’ll see two retaining screws holding the cup holder. Remove them with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Detach The Cup Holder

Finally, pull up on the cup holder to detach it from the console. You may need to wiggle it out.

Follow these simple steps to easily remove the cup holder on your 2008 to 2012 Accord.

Steps For 2013-2017 Honda Accords

The process for the eighth generation 2013 to 2017 Accords has a few extra steps:

  • Remove Upper And Lower Console Trims
  • Remove Ashtray And Screws
  • Remove More Trim And Screws
  • Lift Out Cup Holder

Remove Upper And Lower Console Trims

Use a pry tool to detach both the upper and lower trims around the center console shifter. You’ll need to remove both to access the cup holder.

Remove Cup Holder On A Honda Accord
Remove Cup Holder On A Honda Accord

Remove Ashtray And Screws

Once the trim is off, use your pry tool to also detach the ashtray piece from the front of the console. This will reveal two retaining screws.

Remove More Trim And Screws

There are more trim pieces that need to come off near the parking brake handle and under the radio that are secured with screws. Remove all screws.

Lift Out Cup Holder

With all trim and screws removed, lift out the cup holder from the console. You may need to maneuver it around the shifter.

While it takes a few more steps, the overall process remains straightforward for removing the cup holder from 2013 to 2017 Accords.

Steps For 2018-2022 Honda Accords

The newest 2018 to 2022 Honda Accords have the easiest cup holder removal:

Pry Off Cover

Simply pry off the cup holder cover by hand to access the holder underneath.

Unclip The Holder

Unclip the cup holder from its mounting points on the console to fully detach it.

That’s all there is to it! The cup holder can pop right out of the latest Accords in just two easy steps.

Tips For Removing Honda Accord Cup Holders

Here are some useful tips to keep in mind:

  1. Use plastic pry tools to avoid scratching.
  2. Label screws and locations to simplify reassembly.
  3. Consult a Honda dealer if you need help.
  4. Clean hands before starting to avoid damaging the interior.
  5. Wipe down areas after finishing.

Following these tips will help make your Honda Accord cup holder removal process smooth and easy.

How Do You Take The Seat Out Of A Honda Accord?

To remove the front seats of a Honda Accord, you’ll need to unbolt them from the floor. Start by tilting the seat forward and locating the bolts underneath near the front. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolts. Then slide the seat backwards to access the rear bolts and remove those as well. The seat should now lift out. Be careful not to let it drop. Disconnect the wiring harness before fully removing it.

How Does A Car Cup Holder Work?

A car’s cup holder uses a combination of grip strength and friction to hold beverage containers in place. Rubber or foam inserts line the cup holder to provide friction against the cup’s surface. Some designs have moving parts, like springs or clamps, that tighten to grip the cup. The cup holder is also angled or positioned to use gravity to keep drinks upright when the car moves.

How Do You Take The Radio Out Of A 2014 Honda Accord?

To remove the radio from a 2014 Honda Accord, start by prying off the trim around the gear shift. Next, remove the screws securing the radio trim bezel. Pull the bezel out carefully to access the radio. Remove the bracket screws behind the radio and disconnect the wiring harnesses. Slide the radio out from the dash opening. Be careful not to break the plastic mounting brackets.

Where Is The Cup Holder In A Car?

In most cars, cup holders are located in the center console between the front seats. They can be found integrated into the console itself, inside armrest compartments, or on fold-out trays. Rear seat cup holders are often built into the back of the center console or mounted in the fold-down middle seat. Doors and rear armrests also commonly have cup holders.


While specific steps vary between generations, removing the cup holder on a Honda Accord is generally a straightforward process. Just be sure to take your time, use proper tools, and follow the instructions closely for your Accord’s model year.

With these steps, you can easily remove the cup holder from your Honda Accord when needed. Just be sure to reinstall it properly so you have a place to put your coffee on your next drive!

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Ammar Masoud

I have had a long and fulfilling career in the automotive industry, primarily with Honda and Acura. With 15 years of experience as a Honda service technician, I became highly skilled in repair and maintenance, gaining a deep understanding of these vehicles. After many years in the automotive field, I decided to embark on a second career in industrial manufacturing. It was a significant change, but I found that the skills I had honed in the automotive industry were incredibly valuable in my new role. In my current position in industrial manufacturing, the demand for quality workmanship and meticulous attention to detail is paramount. Fortunately, these are traits that I have cultivated throughout my years in the automotive industry. I take pride in applying these skills to meet the high standards expected in the manufacturing sector.