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Silly Question: Removing Glove Box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RiverRatMatt, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    RiverRatMatt

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    I have a 2010 Taco and am doing the Yellow Wire Mod and fixing my blower motor squeak, but I'm having trouble removing my glove box.

    I got the semi-hydraulic lowering assist arm off, but I feel like I'm going to break something when I try to pop off the hinges on the bottom.... what am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    I have a 2010 as well and removed the glove box a while back to fix the blower motor. After you remove the spring loaded arm you should be able to pop the glove box out. Mine took quite a bit of force before it came out though.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    If you push the walls inward it will help pop it loose the first few times.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    On alot of vehicles you have to open the glove box and push the sides in to remove it.
     
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    The piston will need a little force to remove, you'll be alright. Sometimes putting it back in is the hard part though.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Just a quick update, for today I decided to just do the yellow wire mod, and to do that all you need to do is push in the walls of the glove box, let it rotate downward and it will give you enough room to reach in and snip the wire :)

    Will have to remove it for the blower motor regreasing.... that sound drives me nuts!
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    What is this yellow wire mod?
     
  8. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    a different thread.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    So it's not a mod to get rid of that blower noise?
     
  10. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    Your cabin air filter is there, too... Replace it if you been in dust!

    Yes, it snaps off and on at the hindge points, after you remove the little strut on one side... thats the hydraulic thing.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    interesting fact, neither my wife's or my toyotas have the filter in them. Checked out hers the other day due to excessive blower noise.. empty compartment. Checked mine to find the same. Maybe they forgot, maybe its a regional option.
     
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    Thats weird, you should have a filter in there. Not a regional option as far as I know.
     
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    My question is... the little piston arm.. how do you get that back? Just had to fix satellite recv'r which was behind under the glove box and having a hard time installing that little piston thing.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    to remove the glove box, press in sides, it swings down disconnect the absorber on the box and you can just pull it off the lower hinge, be careful but itll come off...

    the reistall the shock, i used a piece of string/fishingline through the hole. Once you put the glove box back you can use the string to pull the top loop to the top mount. once its on, the string just slides right out

    JD, yellow wire mod lets my truck kick your trucks butt. :p
     
  15. Feb 11, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    I posted pics of the whole process of removing the glove box to get to the filter here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/137493-cabin-filter-change.html#post2684203

    To reattach the piston to the glove box, simply pull it out (extend it) with your fingers before pushing the glove box back up and slide it on (or use a pair of pliers after the glove box is almost closed...this is the easier method).

    Just FYI to all,
    Remove the piston from the glove box side. If the piston comes off the dash end, you probably need to install something between the tabs on the dash end to keep them spread and holding the piston on. It's a common problem. You'll see I used a screw (5 years ago) while others have used 3M tape in the slot instead of a screw.
     
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