How to Remove a Glove Box in Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

The glove box in your Vehicles can be used to hold small items, but when the glove box breaks, you'll need to replace it with another box available from a Vehicles dealership. Some auto parts stores may carry glove boxes Vehicles your Vehicles however, Vehicles manufactures parts to a very high standard of fit and finish so the best possible replacement may only be available directly from your Vehicles dealer. When purchasing a new glove box, you may also need a separate lock key (depending on the year of your Vehicles to lock the new glove box as it may have a difference lock that the factory box.

Under The Hood:

 How to Remove a Glove Box in a Tahoe

Install a 1/8-inch metal drill bit into the drill. Locate the two rivets at the bottom of the glove box that holds the box hinge to the dashboard. Drill a 1/8-inch hole through the middle of each rivet using the drill.

Install a 1/4-inch metal drill bit into the drill. Drill through the rivets again. If necessary, step up another size and continue drilling until the heads of the rivets come off. Then you can pull the bottom of the hinge off the dashboard using your hands.

Open the glove box and hold it open with one hand. There are two plastic stops on the sides of the interior of the glove box, which catch the box on the dashboard so it will stay open.

Pull the plastic panel on the right side of the glove box towards the middle of the glove box, so that you're flexing the plastic stop away from the dashboard.

Once the plastic stop is free, pull the glove box out of the dashboard.

Items you will need

  • Drill

  • Metal drill bits

 How to Remove the Glove Box on a 2001 Camry

Turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position, then disconnect the negative battery cable from its terminal on the car's battery with a wrench. An air bag is located behind the glove box, and may inadvertently deploy as the glove box is being removed. Disconnecting the battery will turn off the air bag's electrical supply, thereby avoiding potential deployment.

Allow at least two minutes to pass for the air bag's reserve power supply to fully discharge.

Remove the four mounting bolts at the base of the exterior of the glove box with a wrench. There are two mounting bolts at each bottom corner.

Open the glove box, then remove the final six mounting bolts which secure the glove box to the dashboard with a wrench.

Withdraw the glove box from the dashboard slowly, as a wiring loom used for the air bag is attached to back of the glove box.

Disconnect the air bag's wiring harness from the back of the glove box. The wiring harness is routed through three metal clips at the back of the glove box. Pry each clip open with a flathead screwdriver, then lift the wiring harness out of the clips. Do not unplug the wiring harness unless the air bag is to be replaced.

Items you will need

  • Wrench

  • Flathead screwdriver

 How to Remove the Glove Box From a Volvo 850

Open the glove box and let it hang by the two fastener arms on both sides of the glove box.

Remove all of the contents from the inside of the glove box and set them on the driver-side seat.

Slide the flat-head screwdriver under the base of the fastener arm and pry the fastener arm upward until the arm pops out of the base. Do this to both fastener arms. Let the glove box door hang down.

Remove the six Torx screws from the inner door frame of the glove box. There are two Torx screws on the top of the door frame and four Torx screws on the bottom of the door frame. Turn the Torx screws counterclockwise to remove.

Grab the glove box at the top of the glove box door frame and the glove box door. Pull the glove box straight out of the opening. To reinstall the glove box, just reverse the steps above.

Items you will need

  • Small flat-head screwdriver

  • Torx-head screwdriver

 How to Remove the Glove Box From a Mazda 3

Lift the glove box hatch and pull it toward you.

Remove the two screws located at the top, center of the glove box.

Unclip the eight clips around the outside of the glove box.

Slide the tab located toward the outer edge of the glove box.

Pull the decoration panel off. Start in the middle and work your way toward the driver's side of the vehicle.

Pull out the glove box. Be sure the light socket does not become entangled in the box.

Items you will need

  • Phillips screwdriver

 How to Remove the Glove Box in a Jetta

Detach all of the screws securing the Jetta's glove box by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T20 screwdriver.

Clasp the Jetta's glove box and push it slightly to its left to reveal an additional screw on the right side of the glove box. Detach the screw by turning it counterclockwise with the Torx screwdriver.

Clasp and wiggle both plastic pistons with your fingers. Detach both screws from either side of the Jetta's glove box door by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx screwdriver.

Clasp and lift the plastic shock mount with your fingers. Press on the plastic pistons to detach both of the Jetta's glove box shocks.

Clasp and detach both pins from either side of the glove box with a screwdriver.

Push on both hooks on the edge of the glove box door and slide away the Jetta's glove box.

Items you will need

  • Torx T20 screwdriver

 How to Remove the Glove Box From a Honda Civic

Open the glove box and empty out all the contents. Place them in the driver's seat or in a bag outside the Civic.

Close the glove box.

Locate the retaining screws on the panel beneath the glove box. Pull these out with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Remove the panel and set it aside.

Remove the retaining screws for the lower glove box hinges. You'll have to reach up to the bottom of glove box, now accessible after the panel removal.

Reopen the glove box and allow it to drop to its open position.

Gently squeeze the side panels of the glove box to unseat the upper hinges in the track rail.

Remove the glove box.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver set

 How to Remove the Glove Box From a Mercedes

Open the glove box and unscrew the 4 screws that hold the glove box in place using a Torx bit screwdriver.

Press in on the plastic clips at the top of the inside of the glove box.

Slide the glove box up and out of the dash.

Items you will need

  • Torx bit Screwdriver

 How to Remove the Glove Box From a Honda Accord

Remove the ashtray from the center console panel.

Remove the two screws above the ashtray with a screwdriver.

Pull out the panel below the Accord's radio. Reach behind the panel and disconnect the connector by pressing in on the tab located on the side of the connector. Remove the panel and set it aside.

Locate the screw securing the knee panel. It will be visible once you remove the center panel. Remove the screw. Pop off the cover over the fuses on the right side of the passenger knee panel with a screwdriver. Remove the two screws underneath this cover. Pull the knee panel straight back to remove it.

Open the glove compartment and locate the right and left covers along the perimeter. There is a small slot at the bottom of each cover. Place a screwdriver in each slot and gently lift up to remove the covers. Mark them with tape to make sure you don't get them mixed up.

Remove the screws revealed when you removed the glove compartment covers. Take out the two screws along the top edge of the glove compartment.

Remove the three screws from the metal bar underneath the glove box. Also, remove the screw from the second metal bar, which sits underneath the bar containing the first three screws.

Apply light pressure on the inside of the glove box and pull it out of the vehicle.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver