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How to Remove the Glove Box From a Mazda 3

by Amanda Goldfarb

The Mazda 3 is Mazda's high-performance, compact sedan. It comes in a four-door model and a five-door hatchback. Both models get over 20 miles per gallon of gas. Owners can perform much of the maintenance. To perform several of the self-maintenance operations, such as replacing the air filter or a light bulb, you first have to remove the vehicle's glove box. Removing the glove box may seem like a daunting task, but you can do it in just a few steps.

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

About the Author

Amanda Goldfarb became a freelance writer in 2006. She has written many articles for "Oviedo TRI-Lights," "Cool Runnings" and several other health- and fitness-related blogs. She has also contributed to her town's tri-club newsletter. Goldfarb obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a degree in emergency medical services.

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