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Cleaning my car... #244640 Aug 9, 7:31pm Aug 9, 7:31pm
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Cleaning my car...
I was cleaning my car today..which was long over due BTW... but i can't seem to get in the shifter(auto) there is a little piece that looks like it comes off so you can take it apart but i don't want to mess it up by trying to do it without knowing...so my question is...if i lift that little tab..will that let me take up the plastic piece so i can clean inside the park drive reverse ect buttons and is it easy to do?


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Blondie] #244641 Aug 9, 7:36pm Aug 9, 7:36pm
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DON'T take that tab off. That is an override switch that lets you get the car out of whatever gear just incase something goes wrong.

Take the entire dash out and work from under it!


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Polykarb] #244642 Aug 9, 7:40pm Aug 9, 7:40pm
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okay well i'm glad i asked before doing...but i don't foresee my self taking the entire dash out!!! Thanks though


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Blondie] #244643 Aug 9, 7:47pm Aug 9, 7:47pm
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dash removal is simple

slide fingers under gear selector
pull up (it pops out)
and do the same with the other 3 pieces


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Polykarb] #244644 Aug 9, 7:48pm Aug 9, 7:48pm
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ask those guys working on your car to do it. They look like they know what they are doing with that unpainted front end on your car ^_^


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Polykarb] #244645 Aug 9, 8:03pm Aug 9, 8:03pm
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yeah well one is my ex boyfriend and the other is on is way to Irag...so nay on that...i'll ask someone at the toyota dealership tomorrow how do do it...


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Blondie] #244646 Aug 10, 7:34am Aug 10, 7:34am
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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: ragingpaseo] #244647 Aug 10, 9:35am Aug 10, 9:35am
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wait that little plastic cap isnt the override swtich, i bet you could take the cap off clean, just dont mess with the switch, which i also believe you need a screwdriver or something heavy duty to move it...

Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Blondie] #244648 Aug 10, 1:33pm Aug 10, 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by Blondie
okay well i'm glad i asked before doing...but i don't foresee my self taking the entire dash out!!! Thanks though


Its just removing your center console...removing the entire dash is another story grin

Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: SmutasticGT] #244649 Aug 10, 8:39pm Aug 10, 8:39pm
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yeah but i can probably take it apart but putting it back together is another story


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: Blondie] #244650 Aug 10, 9:22pm Aug 10, 9:22pm
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Yeah you do need a tool or something to use the gear override, but still.


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Re: Cleaning my car... [Re: ragingpaseo] #244651 Aug 10, 9:49pm Aug 10, 9:49pm
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Theres an easier way to remove it. Pull the e-brake up and in the front, slide your fingers in and pull up on the console cover. Presto! thumbsup


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