How to Remove the Glove Compartment from a 1995 Chevy Pickup

by Russell Wood

The stock interior in a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup is designed to function as a work vehicle, with large handles and buttons designed to be operated with work gloves on. As such, the glove box has a large handle for accessibility as well. The problem is that most of these glove boxes tend to break over time, with the small plastic tabs cracking from dry conditions in the cab. Fortunately, removing the glove box is an easy fix that should take under a minute to do.


Open the glove box by depressing the button on the left side of the box and empty the contents. Set them out of the way.


Place your hand on the right side of the interior of the glove box, toward the back of the inside of the glove box. Pull the right edge toward the middle of the glove box to release the plastic glove box stop from its holders on the dashboard, and pull the box toward you at the same time. This will release the small clip on the right side. The glove box stop looks like a round peg, and the dashboard has a corresponding round hole. By pulling the plastic behind the stop toward the middle of the glove box, you're pulling the round peg out of the round hole and releasing that side of the glove box.


Repeat Step 2 for the left side of the box. When done correctly, the glove box will now be completely free to open as far as possible. Grip the box at the leading edge, directly at the top of the opening (where the glove box button that opens the box is). If you were looking at the glove box when it was in the closed position, this would be the very top of the glove box, closest to the windshield. Pull the glove box toward the passenger seat. This will release the clips that act as hinges for the box and release the glove box from the dashboard.

About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.

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