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what is this??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kjf216, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    kjf216

    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    i pull my glove box out to fix the ticking ac/heater blower and saw this on the side of my glove box. anyone know what the hell it is?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    JKD

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    Looks like the easy-down device that lets your glove box open smoothly and slowly.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    JKD

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    Hey, did you get a nice leather carrying pouch for your owner's manual? I didn't get one of those...
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    I have been wondering what this is too.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    ktmrider

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    yea its the dampining device to let it down slowly
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Dont worry about putting it back on... It never will stay...
     
  7. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    kjf216

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    only thing is it was only attached to the glove box and is just flopping around in there.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    word. Its a piece of shit. I took my box out to clean my cabin filter and cant get the dampener back in. The fittings strip/lose tightness pretty quick to the point where keeping it on is a PITA
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Really. Mine has been working fine for 2.5 years.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Mine clicks in and works fine. Maybe I am a lucky one. :D I got one of those nice pouches too for the manual
     
  11. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    guess toyota liked me more lol
     
  12. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    really where does it attach
     
  13. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    I think the clip on the dashboard itself got bent in or broke off. Everytime I put it on and then open my Glove box, it comes flying out of the clip tabs

    Great little pouches for your manual... keeps everything nice and tidy. :p
     
  14. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Im just going to take mine off all together so I dont have to worry about it! :eek:
     
  15. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Look up towards the AC blower and you will see clip/tabs. Line up the top hole with the clip/tab and it should snap on..... and maybe STAY
     
  16. Jul 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    dudeondacouch

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    Just found an odd pneumatic device in my glove box, and had no idea what it was or where it came from.

    Hooray for the search function! :cool:


    However, now that I've installed it and have it working well, I notice that with the plunger attached to the side of the box, only the casing hole nearest the plunger has a tab to go on. Is there supposed to be an upper tab in there somewhere?
     
  17. Jul 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    wat?
    there's just the tab on the glovebox itself, then the tab on the inside of the dash it connects to. I think there are 2 holes on the plunger b/c of interoperability w/ other models....if that's what you are talking about.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Any have any pictures of how the plunger attaches? I found my plunger in the glove box too, but I think mine is missing the tabs on the glove box and the dash.
     
  19. Jul 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    05Moose

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    Pictures with letters labeling how it goes can be found here:
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2646499&postcount=6

    Solution to the problem of the damper falling off the dash (which is probably why it's sitting in the glove box) can be seen in the first pic in this post (install a screw to keep the tabs spread):

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/137493-cabin-filter-change.html#post2684203
     
  20. Jul 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    Sure it will. I actually end up pulling off my glove box a couple times a month for one reason or another.

    Yes it is the easy down for the glove box. At first I had issues with it too but between the two clips I finally drilled a couple really small holes an pushed some trim nails into the holes so they would keep the clip spread. I have'nt had any issues in a couple yrs now. I'll take a pic in a little bit to show you what I mean.

    EDIT- Sorry 05Moose, missed your post.

    If anyone still needs pix, let me know! The way mine is I dont have to take any screws out to remove and replace the plunger.
     
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