Oops....I broke something

Discussion in 'Stock Interior' started by Jaxpiercer904, May 16, 2014.

  1. Jaxpiercer904

    Jaxpiercer904 Member

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    So I went to close the armrest and...snap, a spring shot out and now it's broke, please tell me this part is cheap and easy to replace :(
     

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  2. justin13703

    justin13703 Active Member

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    Mine did the same thing and I lived with it for years because the only way to fix it is to get another armrest lid from a junkyard or something. You can't buy any part of the center console from Toyota. They sell it all as one piece for 800+ dollars. There's a thread on here somewhere about how to fix it with some little set screws, but I'm on my phone and can't search.

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    Here it is on tacomaworld:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/65554-center-compartment-latch-repair.html
     
  3. Jaxpiercer904

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    Dude thank you! Its been driving me crazy for days because the lid wont stay down! I'm doing this fix this weekend, thanks for the help
     
  4. Deathoftheparty

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    Same thing happened to me and it's an easy fix
     
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    yep, sam ehappened to me and cost me an new armwrest as spring whent who knows where :(
     
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    You could've just taken a spring from a click pen
     
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    how does this happen?
     
  8. Jaxpiercer904

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    Cheap plastic is how this happened
     
  9. justin13703

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    Yeah exactly, the little hooks that keep the switch from coming out wear down and this happens. It's kind of stupid though how easy it is to make cheap little plastic parts like that, yet you can't go to the dealership and buy that part.
     
  10. STONER-X

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    It's the simple things. .. lol

    I'll keep this in mind when that happens
     
  11. Deathoftheparty

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    Lol it's a really simple fix with 2 set screws and some lock-tite. I made a write up for XRU when I did mine
     
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    I had this same issue. After fixing it with some tiny screws, I found this part you can 3d print.

    There are companies that will print stuff for you also.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2995452
     
  13. Liftedtruckloweredcar

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    Rockauto has the piece for less than $15 bucks too.
     

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