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04 Tacoma ash try pops open.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JohnnyGato, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    JohnnyGato

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    I have a 2004 Tacoma. Whenever I drive over the slightest bump, the damn ash tray pops open. Is there a way to tighten this damn thing? I got so frustrated I pulled the SOB out and just threw it on my garage shelf.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    my brother had the same problem on his 02, i forgot what he did but it stays shut now, for now just use tape
     
  3. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    I figured I'd buy some double sided Gorilla tape. However, if ya can find out what he did it'd be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    JimBeam

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    you should be able to remove it fairly easily

    i dont recall what the sliding mechanism looks like but if you remove the tray and then unscrew the bracket you may be able to figure out how to tighten it down
     
  5. Feb 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    OK cool. I'll look into it in the morning.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    trucklover63

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    mine did it too...i took it out,put black electrical tape on the slides on the sides of the ashtray and slid it back in...works fine now..never pops out
     
  7. Feb 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    That sounds cool. Definitely try that very soon!!!
     
  8. Feb 7, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    mine in my 03 doesn't pop open but it slowly opens over a weeks time to a crack just big enough so i can see the light inside. it drives me nuts.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    That's what mine does. I'll be trying the electrical tape thing soon.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Do you put change in it??? Cause that is what causes it too open like that. after putting all that change in it and all that weight it makes it loose. Same thing happened to my buddies 03, it is always coming open.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    mine has been empty for the year I have had the truck. Don't know about the guy before me.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    Yea it was probably that guy before you. Cause after my buddy told me his comes open cause the change, i stopped storing mine in there. But of couse i took mine out and replaced it ;with a CB Radio. that fixes the problem.:D
     
  13. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    I store no change in it. I don't smoke either. It just started popping open over time and it has gotten worse. I'm trying the tape this morning.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    I had a 98 4Runner (same dash as the Tacoma) mine did the same thing. Yes it does drive you crazy. Mine only did it when it was halfway full with change. I would just empty out my change and then it would be fine till it got halfway filled again.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    I just leave mine open all the time, I put an air freshner in it.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    I just lined the sides with black duct tape. It's fits tight as hell in there and will not pop open. The tape idea works like a charm! Thanks everyone!!!
     
  17. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Just buy a CB radio and put it in there. :)
     
  18. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Why bother? I have a cell phone.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    I had a 2000 taco that used to do that. I Bent the sides a little to create some friction and never had the problem again.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    use tape preferably electrical it works like a champ
     
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