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How to Replace Glove Box Damper 05-16 Toyota RAV4

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How to Replace Glove Box Damper 05-16 Toyota RAV4

Created on: 2019-09-20

Check out this video to learn how to replace the glovebox damper on your 05-16 Toyota RAV4.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Glovebox Damper
    • Open the glovebox
    • Pry out the retaining tabs on each side of the glovebox
    • Disconnect the damper from the glovebox
    • Lower the glovebox to remove it from the hinges
    • Squeeze the retaining pin
    • Remove the glovebox damper
  2. step 2 :Installing the Glovebox Damper
    • Push the glovebox damper onto the retaining pin
    • Set the glovebox hooks onto the hinge studs
    • Close the glovebox far enough for the retaining tabs to engage
    • Connect the damper
    • Close the glovebox
    • Open the glovebox to test for proper function

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the glove box damper on this 2010 Toyota Rav4. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

Open the glove box. There's little pins that come out of the glove box right here. I'm going to use a trim tool. Pry these out on both sides. You could use a screwdriver as well. Pry that out. Then, this basically slows the glove box down when you're opening it up, it's like a shock. I'm just going to take some needle nose pliers, just squeeze right here, and take my trim tool and just pop it off like that. Then, you can take the glove box and just slide it out. Just take some needle nose pliers, and you're just going to squeeze this little tab right here, and you should be able to slide this shock right off. Just like that.

Take the damper, and we just want to slide. You want to put this on the lower hole, right there, and make sure that's secure. That looks good. Then, we can install the glove box. There's these hooks that are on the bottom of the glove box. Now, these are going to slide onto these rods right here on the dash panel. Now, they are slotted, so if you slide it on at a certain angle, they go on easier. Just like that. Then, we'll take this rod for the damper. Actually, we'll just slide this up a little bit, clip that into place. Then, take the damper, slide that over and you're good to go. Double check, make sure it works.

Thanks for watching. If you want the parts to do it yourself, check out 1AAuto.com, the place for DIY auto repair.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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