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Center Compartment Latch Repair

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by proformance, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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    Squid

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    Mine just broke. I guess i wll try this. Crappy design pisses me off though. :mad:
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    I put this off for way too long. It was way too easy! Thanks for the write-up. Had mine done in about 10 min. Now the g/f won't complain anymore (about that anyway) haha. I love this site!
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    They don't even sell the latch alone. So I had them replace the whole lid under the warranty.
     
  4. May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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  5. Jul 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Just fixed the console latch on my '08 in 5 min thanks to you guys. Much appreciated.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    jimmyjoe1975

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    So for those of us who have not button...
     
  7. Aug 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    I'm going to try this tonight. Mine broke :annoyed: spring disappeared...
     
  8. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Just fixed mine today, but lost the spring. So for all who have the same problem, just use the spring from a click pen. Some are have close spirals and some are farther spead. Use the spring that's farther spead.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    Thanks for the instructions. I just repaired the latch and it was so simple - the pictures helped a lot. The hot Arizona sun and heat take a tremendous toll on the plastic parts on my 06 Tacoma.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    After mine being broke for three weeks I finally found the time to fix it. I used a nail which I cut down with bolt cutters and a bench grinder to put a point on the cut down nail. It went in there good, so hopefully it stays in.

    This being broken was driving me nuts.

    Thanks to the OP and the gent, who posted pics.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    Just to add to the knowledge base here I used nails. No time to go to the store to buy set screws and nails are free. :D I finally got the pictures online to share. The guy who used stiff wire gave me the idea. I cut the nails down to size with a bolt cutter. It worked perfectly and took about 5 minutes to do.

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  12. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    THANK YOU!!!!!!
     
  13. Mar 1, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    And yet another way: Hard drive mounting screws:

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  14. Jun 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    Thanks for post and the pics! The dealer wanted over $300 for the replacement part. Instead I spent $12.26 and 20 minutes on this repair. Works great.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    Thanks for the help! Drilled 2 holes and used some stiff wire I had around and the latch is back in business. Love the free fixes!
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Well that was friggin easy. Did just as OP. thanks!
     
  18. Aug 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    This thread saved me a lot of frustration. Nothing more annoying than a center console that decides to open at random.

    I used the stiff wire method, as I had some lying around. Spare spring was stolen from a bic mechanical pencil.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    I did this fix 6 months ago and its still working great, thank you Proformance. Took me an 1.5 hours to complete with no major issues.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    I just used the little nibs that were left for the location of where to drill the holes. I had a couple of small threaded hooks that I used after I had snipped off the hook part. Worked great, thanks to all the photos and posts by everyone to lead me in the right direction.
     
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