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removing sunroof-modified overhead console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pokeng, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    I need to remove the overhead console in my '09 DC to do the map light on with dome light mod. From what I understand, the first step in removing the overhead console is to remove the screws in the sunglass holder compartment. I had a sunroof installed, and they modified the overhead console to make way for the sunroof, :cool: so I no longer have the sunglass holder (see pic).

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    Anyone know how to remove this thing now? I see a lot of guys getting a similar sunroof and hoped somebody can tell me what to do without tearing up the headliner. Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    Morning bump. Probably first of many.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    March bump. :help:
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Have you tried just following the rest of the steps?? Cause if they cut off your sunglass holder- those screws aren't there any more- so the clips are probably it.

    Ask a dealer maybe??
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    I was thinking the same thing, so I played around with the console without pulling on the front (windshield) side to disengage the clips. If I pull slightly on the rear (modified) side, I can see the headliner move with it. I concluded that the sunroof installer must have reattached the rear side somehow in lieu of the bolts in the sunglass holder. I'm afraid that if I pull on the front to disengage the clips, whatever attachment at the rear will damage the headliner as I pull down at the front. From what I can tell, the installer followed the sunroof manufacturer's (Webasto) instructions verbatim, so I was hoping someone has already seen this. I'm going to be pissed if they glued it to the headliner.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    Have you tried calling the place that did it to ask them??
     
  7. Mar 10, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    I haven't yet, may have to. Problem is they did the work over 6 months ago. I doubt they would remember the taco bought by the jackass who wanted to cut a hole in brand new truck. :p Lol. Just thought my chances might be better here. Good idea tho.
     
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