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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

Philips screwdriver, trim removal tool

Applicable Models:

Porsche 944 Turbo (1986-89)

Hot Tip:

Watch for non-factory wires

Performance Gain:

Access to other components

Complementary Modification:

New shift knob

There are a host of components behind the glove box on the Porsche 944 or 951 that you may want to get access to, from the DME to the alarm system or just upgrading your stereo. The glove box is simple to remove and reinstall. You should be able to have it out in less than 30 minutes, even the first time you do it.

Open the glove box door.
Figure 1

Open the glove box door. Beside the Philips head screws you will need to pay attention to two additional areas, the vent tube (red arrow) and the light (yellow arrow).

Begin by removing the five Philip head screws holding the inner glove box in place (red arrows).
Figure 2

Begin by removing the five Philip head screws holding the inner glove box in place (red arrows).

Use a trim removal tool and gently pry the light down from the glove box (red arrow).
Figure 3

Use a trim removal tool and gently pry the light down from the glove box (red arrow).

Disconnect the wires from the light (red arrows) and set the light aside.
Figure 4

Disconnect the wires from the light (red arrows) and set the light aside.

Gently pull the glove box insert forward.
Figure 5

Gently pull the glove box insert forward. There is a piece of gasket (red arrow) that runs along the top of the box. You can remove this if it is falling off. You just leave it in place.

Slide the insert box out from the dash.
Figure 6

Slide the insert box out from the dash. The vent tube should just separate from the port on the side of the glove box (red arrow).

With the glove box removed you can see the bracket that the rear of the insert sits in (yellow arrow) along with the tube (red arrow).
Figure 7

With the glove box removed you can see the bracket that the rear of the insert sits in (yellow arrow) along with the tube (red arrow). Installation is the reverse of removal. Do not forget to reach up and reconnect the vent tube while installing the box.









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