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Lost a bolt today in the dash during install, HALP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by enjikari, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    enjikari

    enjikari [OP] Active Member

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    While finishing up a stereo project today, I lost one of the 4 mounting bolts into this abyss behind the A/C Controls panel:

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    I heard a clunk, a roll, a clunk, a rattle, a few thuds... and it was gone forever. I was hoping someone here could gove some advice on how to get where it possibly landed. I don't THINK it's in a bad/problematic spot, but I would just like to get it out. As always, any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    throw anothe rbolt where that one fell and try to follow it.... lol jk jk.... best thing u can do is pull the two sides out by the carpet of the center console and search.... it sux i no
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    fixnfly

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    How about trying a shop vac? Shove it in as far as you can and listen for the bolt to come out.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    no take out your center console and the piece around the shifter and it should be back near the yellow box down back there
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    thebottomline

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    ^ this

    I had a similar situation but had my console removed when I was
    installing the stereo. You'll recover your lost pieces quickly this way.
     
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