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Glove Box Dampener

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dalesrn, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Jun 23, 2009 at 1:39 AM
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    dalesrn

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    Does anyone have any recomendations on how to keep the dampener connected? I changed my cabin air filter and reconnected the dampener. It stayed connected for about 5 or 6 openings, then it fell off. Now it won't stay on.

    Help!! I know it is not major, but it bothers me.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2009 at 1:51 AM
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    Burgman

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    just take it off it annoys me on
     
  3. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    jiles111

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    I accidentally popped mine off. I had to open the two plastic clips out a bit before it would stay on. I guess you could drill out the plastic pin and replace it with small bolt and some washers.
    :cool:
     
  4. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    Mine popped off too, got tired of putting it back on, so just left it off. Seems to be alot of trouble to add screws and such. I don't go in it that much.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Someone mentioned a screw between the prongs or some kind of zip tie action awhile back somewhere upinheeya...........at least spread the prongs out without breaking them before putting it on & see if it stays. Mine wasn't even on when I got the truck & that's all I did to it & haven't had any issues since. Give it a shot........
     
  6. Jun 23, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    Rocketball

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    The wonderful techs at Jiffy Lube screwed mine up checking the cabin air filter. Then they wanted to make it all better by offering me a $40.00 deal to replace the filter...... :cool:

    I used the "screw fix" on mine and it works great.

    Take out the glove box, open up the prongs a bit, put the dampener back on the prongs (on the dash part, not the glove box), insert a small pan head screw (about 1/4" long) between the prongs until it's snug, reinstall the glove box, and hook the dampener to the glove box.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    dalesrn

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    Thanks Rocketball. I think I will try your solution. I considered doing this, but I wanted to hear from someone who did it already.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    Stu

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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    I fixed mine with a 3/8" (I think) washer. put the dampener on, then put the washer on.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Good idea....Although, my 'male' end is what's screwed up.

    Damn plastic chincy crap!! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    That's were the "screw fix" idea will work. That is, if the prongs are still there.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    Silverback07

    Is it hard to get the screw on and off when you change your cabin air filter?
     
  12. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    yah thing is a piece of crap. its IN my glove box rather than helping.. i'll try the screw thing
     
  13. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    I think I might try and slide a small cotter pin over the male end after the dampener is on. I guess when I have time, I just need to stop talking about it and do it!
     
  14. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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  15. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    mine came off too and if i try to put it back on it stays until the nest time i open it
     
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    so THAT'S what that damn thing is!! it wasn't attached when I bought my truck used, and I couldn't figure out what it was for!
     
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