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Glovebox piston/hydraulic

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kupono64, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Mar 16, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    kupono64

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    Has anyone every broken that hydraulic on the glove box? My friend pulled down on the glove box (not knowing it drops down slowly on its own with the hydraulic piston). The clip isn't broken but the catching edges on the two pronged upper clip are rounded off. So you can snap it back on the clip, but it'll just slide off the next time you try to open it.

    I'm thinking of snapping the hydraulic back on and putting a little dab of silicone or epoxy to build up an edge that prevents it from slipping off.

    Before I do this though, does anyone have any better ideas or done something different?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    RedruM29

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    i've done this too installing my ipod adapter, so i played with it for so long that i eventually got it to work. I was freaking out when i did it too so i wasn't taking my time like i should have.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2008 at 1:06 AM
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    kupono64

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    So what method was it that you used?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    Dutch

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    Did the same to mine. I just left it off. It is kind of cheap and really not needed.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    RedruM29

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    I don't know that there was really a method to the madness i just kept trying new things until it worked. i used a flat head screwdriver to hold the piston on to close the glove compartment.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    pdxyota

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    Mine broken off over and over and then finally the piston broke and zero hydraulic. It was still under warranty, MINE is rounded off as well and so I can't put anything heavy in there or it'll just unclip itself and slam open.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    willard417

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    mine came off too and kept coming off so i told the dealer when i was there and they put a new one on and he said if it came off again he would probably have to change out the entire dash. it came off again as soon as i opened it but it wasn't worth all that hassle
     
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