Ford Explorer Glove Box Removalby Gregory Crews
Changing out the interior of your Ford Explorer involves removing all the trim in the vehicle and replacing it with the desired color scheme. The last step is to replace the glove box. The glove box is held on by four screws and has tabs that keep it locked in to the dash. Once the screws are removed and the dash is bypassed the glove box will come out. The glove box is self-contained, as it includes the box, handle, lock and tabs that allow it to swivel when it opens.
Open the glove box by lifting the latch and pulling it toward you. Ensure the glove box is open all the way.
Squeeze the plastic sides of the glove box to allow the plungers to fit past the dash. Pull the glove box down as far as it will go.
Locate the four screws holding the base of the glove box in place. Unscrew the four screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Pull the glove box away from the dash. Ensure the screws are stored in a safe place for later access.
- Use caution when pulling the glove box out. Push the sides in too far and it will crack and damage the glove box.
Items you will need
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- "Ford Explorer & Mazda Navajo Haynes Repair Manual"; John Haynes; 2005
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