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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

T20 Torx driver, trim removal tool

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz C250 (2012-14)
Mercedes-Benz C300 (2008-14)
Mercedes-Benz C350 (2008-14)

Hot Tip:

Make sure everything is undone before pulling on it

Performance Gain:

Access behind the glove box

Complementary Modification:

Change cabin air filter

Removal of the glove box is not that difficult and can be accomplished in under an hour. Once all the fasteners are removed you will simply pull it out and down, but make sure you have everything disconnected before you start pulling on it.

To remove the glove box you will first need to remove the kick panel underneath (red arrow).
Figure 1

To remove the glove box you will first need to remove the kick panel underneath (red arrow).

Use a T20 Torx and remove the three screws holding it in place (red arrows) and pivot it down at the front.
Figure 2

Use a T20 Torx and remove the three screws holding it in place (red arrows) and pivot it down at the front.

Disconnect the electrical connection for the footwell light (red arrow).
Figure 3

Disconnect the electrical connection for the footwell light (red arrow).

Pull out the connection for the footwell temperature sensor (red arrow).
Figure 4

Pull out the connection for the footwell temperature sensor (red arrow).

You can now slide the piece all the way down and then pull it out.
Figure 5

You can now slide the piece all the way down and then pull it out.

Use a trim removal tool and pry away the front edge of the end trim piece at the end of the dash (red arrow).
Figure 6

Use a trim removal tool and pry away the front edge of the end trim piece at the end of the dash (red arrow).

With the clips released from the dash slide the piece forward and out away from the A-pillar.
Figure 7

With the clips released from the dash slide the piece forward and out away from the A-pillar.

There is a single T20 Torx screw under the side of the dash (red arrow) that you need to remove.
Figure 8

There is a single T20 Torx screw under the side of the dash (red arrow) that you need to remove.

Depending on how your car is optioned you may have an auxiliary cable or I-pod cable attached to the side of the glove box.
Figure 9

Depending on how your car is optioned you may have an auxiliary cable or I-pod cable attached to the side of the glove box. Open the glove box and pull out on the compression ring on the end of the cable (red arrow).

With the ring up you can pass the cable and fitting out through the side of the glove box (red arrow).
Figure 10

With the ring up you can pass the cable and fitting out through the side of the glove box (red arrow).

Use a T20 Torx and remove the screw in the bottom corner of the box near the center console (red arrow).
Figure 11

Use a T20 Torx and remove the screw in the bottom corner of the box near the center console (red arrow).

Remove the five T20 Torx screws on the underside of the cover (red arrows).
Figure 12

Remove the five T20 Torx screws on the underside of the cover (red arrows).

With the screws removed pull down and out on the glove box.
Figure 13

With the screws removed pull down and out on the glove box. If it has never been removed there will be a little glue on the top screw bases and be a little snug to pull at first. There are two electrical connections you need to disconnect (red arrows).

Press in the tab on the electrical connection and separate them (red arrow).
Figure 14

Press in the tab on the electrical connection and separate them (red arrow).

The connection for the auxiliary power outlet pulls out sideways from the rear.
Figure 15

The connection for the auxiliary power outlet pulls out sideways from the rear.

You now have access to everything behind the glove box.
Figure 16

You now have access to everything behind the glove box. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Clip Comments: Can you buy these clips seperately. What are they called? Both are broken.
May 15, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You should be bale to.
Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
mercowner Comments: for a 2009 c220 cdi w204 glove box. where is the damper? can it be fixed? my lid opens too low.
April 19, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The stop may be damaged or missing the rubber grommet. I would remove the glove box. Then inspect the stops. If broken, you'll need to replace the glove box. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
AJ Comments: My glove Box has broken and fell down ,can the dampers be repaired or replaced , I assume these are what holds them up ???

January 1, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. most of the parts are available separately. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Phil Comments: When removing the glove box as per the above instructions, does the glove box damper also come out or is it attached to the dash ?
August 11, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Looks like the entire unit comes out together. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
nnkfws333 Comments: Thank you for the great write up! Do you know if you can switch the locks from one to another? My glove box hinge tab broke, so the lever can't attach to the glovebox anymore. I was attempting to take the glove box apart and couldn't figure how to get the lock out. I want to buy another glove box.
June 12, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: With the key installed, use a pick and try to unlock the final tumbler. The lock cylinder should be held in by an additional tumbler. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bgvhj Comments: Is there any way to change the lock barrel on my 2012 W204 C200 glove box.
My glove box lever was broken by thieves but only the hinged lever was broken. The lock was intact and I have it. So I bought a complete glove box from a breakers and had someone fit it in place of the original but it had no key.
June 1, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you don't have the key, then I don't think so. You need to key to compress the tumblers. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mercer Comments: I own a 1993 Mercedes 400SEL. I need to replace the entire glove box and sun glasses box. Can you quote the cost of each of these boxes? When the door is opened, the door will not close. Can this be repaired or do both the boxes have to be replaced?
April 18, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Depends on what is preventing it from closing. Is the latch broken or the plastic?

I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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