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center console button broke...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Oury, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Feb 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

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    So I know this is common, what's uncommon about my situation is that I watched my button and spring fly right out my window while I was driving. The dealer wants $300 for a whole new center console assembly. Since I don't have the button or spring for the latch, how should I fix this?!
     
  2. Feb 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Try a small magnet? Just enough to hold it down while driving.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    maju

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  4. Feb 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    http://www.rockdamage.com/center console/center console.htm

    This is some good info, but this guy had the button still. Also, links back to TW :D

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2010-T...pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
    Bidding on eBay for the console lid

    http://www.weberbrothersauto.com/product.aspx?t=3533886
    This one is for an Access Cab. There's no actual pic though, does anyone know if an AC and DC have the same console?

    Seemed to have better Google results when I searched 'console armrest' rather than 'lid' or 'latch'.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    4wd Boss

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    rip the top off it and have a convertible console? :popcorn:
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    jdm.obp

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    ^^^best idea right there, that way you don't have to hear your passenger nagging you about getting stuff for them. I got nothing to hide so I don't mind if someone else goes through it, especially my gf haha.

    I hate how toyota only made it accessible from the driver side
     
  7. Feb 15, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Thanks for the info, I am gonna bid on the lid on ebay, wish me luck because that's my best bet atm...
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    DCtacoma

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    Mine broke too i fixed it with 2 scews and spring from a pen.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    I had the same thing happen, but the button fell beside the seat. I got a spring from the hardware store and some plastic epoxy. Mixed up the epoxy and gooped it on the latch where the tabs were broken off, then filed it down so the tabs would go back in the slots. Voila, good, if not better than new and a helluva lot cheaper than the $330.00 I was quoted by Toyota!
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    This has happened to me also, the button falls out when the two plastic tabs wear down. I just plastic welded on some new tabs and it works good as new.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    well I bought the top from the totaled tacoma, $60 shipped ain't too bad I thought.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    mine just broke TOO! DAMN IT!
     
  13. Mar 8, 2012 at 4:02 AM
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    When mine brok e the button & spring landed under my seat. I cut down a paper clip and reassembled the button assembly. Better than new!
     
  14. Jun 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    BWro

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    Mine broke today, I need to find the spring tho
     
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    Larry

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    mine has been broke

    anyone know part #

    I'd like to replace it.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    DunhamAll

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    Junk yard. Done
     
  17. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Hard to believe Toyota doesn't sell the part individually. I sure as hell won't be spending $300 for this
     
  18. Jun 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Fixed mine using the rockdamage.com link above. Been working great.
     
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    the rockdamage link above doesn't work...anyone have another link or video
     
  20. Oct 30, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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    The spring can be used from a pen ( that's what I used when I repaired mine).

    As far as the button, maybe fabricate something or try a junk yard like others have mentioned
     
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