Here is a picture of the new pins. The glove box door rotates on this pin and may be tricky to access. Aim of step 4 is to release clip lugs E, F, G, H and I. Lifting up the tab see above helps to release 4 lugs. Light switch doesn't have the typical pink locking tab. The noise definitely only occurs when moving, or at least it seems that way.
Figure 9 If you need to install or adjust the parking brake cable you will need to remove the front center console and right side front seat to be able to remove the rear support structure. I know with the terminal tool I can push the two tabs down, but is there something else locking it into place, as in other connectors? Discovered that there is a hollow area on both sides of the the cupholder, as the cables run free from stereo to armrest. I want to clean it out. If you have the newer-style cupholder the one with the spring-loaded arms, remove the flap by using a screwdriver to pop off the metal tabs that secure it to the main cupholder unit, as shown below. The rest of the reinstallation should be the exact opposite of the above - follow steps 1 through 40 in reverse. Glad I don't have to do this more often! Make sure you insert them correctly, so that they release the unit securing mechanism.
I recently brought the car to the dealer and I will never do it again!!! Has this ever happened to you before? If I try about 10 - 20 times, while using the other hand to facilitate swinging around the hinge, it eventually co-operates. Pull the parking brake handle all the way up, and remove the center trim. Has anyone else out there done this type of thing? Everything looks connected under the seat but not entirely sure. You can see the shock on the left side of the picture. The switchblade key is useful for this step, as shown below.
I am not responsible for any mistakes in the procedure or those that you make while performing it. Then it'll still work fine. The hinge pins may need to be tapped in with a hammer and screwdriver. Once it's out, disconnect the power, speaker and antenna connections behind the radio. If you are reusing the door latch, push it in and hope that it snaps into place or use the procedures shown above.
September 1, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Below left is the early style glove box, next to it is the new style glove box. Relay 173 Close up of the coil Backside of relay. Gently push down on the upper hooked plastic slider and you should be able to open the door farther. This will involve removing the right seat along with the front center console. There are two metal pieces that run down each side of the glove box. Next pull the cubby hole unit toward the rear of the car to remove it - it's secured by a single tab at the back edge closest to front of car - and then continue on with step 53.
I archived this content because the original pictures were gone and lost from another site. Fuse 1 and 44 are good on the side of the dash. Take care not to bend or break the plastic stretch relief tab on the underside of the surround, that holds the ribbon cable in place. Boy are those plastic parts, the front and center consoles, etc, a pain in the backside to remove, and even more to get back together without snapping off bits and pieces. It looks like I'll need to take a fair amount apart. Tools used Small screwdriver Pliers Torex screw driver Time taken Took me around half an hour but allow abit longer Step 1 First you need to remove you head unit and the cage.
The glove box can now be removed from the car. Once disconnected, push the wire back into the hole that the light occupies. Bending the pin means you'll break it if you bend it back. Undo the clip on both sides of the tray may need to use a screwdriver or other tool - I can't remember and then pull the tray out to disconnect the tab at the rear. The image below shows the 4 tabs yellow arrows and two posts red arrows that make it difficult to release the front of the e-brake console from under the lower center console.
If I can't do it with homemade tools, I might invest in a pair of his connector tools. Pelican Parts is not responsible for any typographical errors contained within the site. These pins go into the metal pieces on the back and is the pivot for the glove box door. The instructions in the Haynes repair manual for removal of the center console are for 2008 and earlier Matrix models. David said he'll check and get back to me tomorrow. This picture almost shows the pin end in the slot. If you do not want to remove the shifter surround, you can leave the 2 front screws in.