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Blondie Aug 10, 2:31am - #244640 

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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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Polykarb Aug 10, 2:36am - #244641 

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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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Blondie Aug 10, 2:40am - #244642 

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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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Polykarb Aug 10, 2:47am - #244643 

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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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Polykarb Aug 10, 2:48am - #244644 

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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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Blondie Aug 10, 3:03am - #244645 

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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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ragingpaseo Aug 10, 2:34pm - #244646 
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 10, 4:35pm - #244647 

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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...
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SmutasticGT Aug 10, 8:33pm - #244648 

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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
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Blondie Aug 11, 3:39am - #244649 

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yeah but i can probably take it apart but putting it back together is another story

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Polykarb Aug 11, 4:22am - #244650 

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Yeah you do need a tool or something to use the gear override, but still.

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Sancho Aug 11, 4:49am - #244651 

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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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