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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

Philips, trim removal tool

Applicable Models:

Porsche 993 Carrera (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4 (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4S (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera S (1998)
Porsche 993 Targa (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Turbo (1996-97)

Hot Tip:

Use a trim removal tool

Performance Gain:

Access behind the glove box

Complementary Modification:

Detail the interior

While the glove box is not really thought of as a high wear or repair area of the Porsche 993 you will need to remove it to access and work on the components behind it; like removing the HVAC suit case. You can replace the light in the box without removing anything but the light, but to access things behind it both the door and compartment need to come off.

When working on the trim and interior of your vehicle you should really have or get yourself a set of trim removal tools. These tools are made from a hard plastic and are great for removing trim pieces without damaging them. If you are still using a small flathead screwdriver you should really consider getting a set, Pelican sells them and they will pay for themselves several times over if you end up damaging an expensive piece using a screwdriver.

To remove the glove box begin by using a Philips head screwdriver to remove the three screws holding the glove box door to the knee bar (red arrows).
Figure 1

To remove the glove box begin by using a Philips head screwdriver to remove the three screws holding the glove box door to the knee bar (red arrows).

Open the door and unhook the two hooks that hold the door to the dash (red arrows).
Figure 2

Open the door and unhook the two hooks that hold the door to the dash (red arrows). They will just slide out from their slots once the door is unscrewed from the knee bar.

Use your trim removal tool and gently pry/pop the contact switch (red arrow) and light (yellow arrow) out from the glove box liner.
Figure 3

Use your trim removal tool and gently pry/pop the contact switch (red arrow) and light (yellow arrow) out from the glove box liner.

Carefully pull the wire connections off the contact switch by pulling the plastic connector (red arrow) do not pull them off by the wires.
Figure 4

Carefully pull the wire connections off the contact switch by pulling the plastic connector (red arrow) do not pull them off by the wires.

Carefully pull the wire connections off the light by pulling the plastic connector (red arrow) do not pull them off by the wires.
Figure 5

Carefully pull the wire connections off the light by pulling the plastic connector (red arrow) do not pull them off by the wires.

Remove the four Philips head screws (red arrows).
Figure 6

Remove the four Philips head screws (red arrows).

Figure 7

You can now slide the liner forward and out from the dash

With the door and liner removed you now have access to the area and systems behind the glove box.
Figure 8

With the door and liner removed you now have access to the area and systems behind the glove box. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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