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The VE 2008 Omega is just about impossible to get the FACIA out without breaking those 4 plastic lugs. I remove the Facia out of the cheap Red 2008 Omega to swap it for the blue VE Anniversity Facia (for the Issue with the wrong vents selection) and I have and broken the 4 lugs off them. (I put the facia back in with 4 small dabs of Salistic) I use the EXACT method whats used on youtube and yourself but it broke the 4 lugs of the facia. No doubt the youtube ones are staged to come out freely but I agree that Facia control's everything.Could just be that the facia bumped loose.
Give it a shove and make sure it’s in properly.
The way these are fitted is they push in and are fixed with clips not screws.
To remove the facia you grip the bottom where the storage tray is. Pull up with some effort and it comes away.
So give it a shove to make sure it’s seated in properly.
If that’s no good, remove the drivers side trim on the centre console and make sure the plug hasn’t come loose.
There is also an earth point for the harness that will be visible. Make sure it’s tight.