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How To: Remove Boxster 987 Glovebox

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Glovebox Removal - Performed on 2006 987 Boxster (Gen 1 or 987.1)

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Tools:

  • 5/32” Allen Key (Hex)
  • Torx T-25
  • Torx T-20
  • Old credit/debit/loyalty type card

Steps:

First you will need to remove the left side panel of the centre console. Use this guide if you need help with this step http://www.planet-9....removal-29.html

Next, remove the cup holder. This has two hex screws visible from underneath when the glovebox is in the open position. I used an Allen Key as there is not much vertical height to fit a tool.

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Behind the cup holder there are two torx screws.

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Then down the right hand edge of the glovebox there are three more torx screws.

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Underneath the glovebox remove the black foam type covering, which has five plastic screw fittings (flat head or use a plastic card). Then while underneath, on the right hand side of the glovebox there is another torx screw.

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On the left hand side of the glove box, open the car door and pull off the black door seal near the glovebox section.

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Now remove the plastic insert by placing a card underneath and pulling away from the car, i.e. towards the open door. Once loose it pivots out.

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Here are the two clips holding it on, It pivots on the other end. Then you will be able to see and remove the two torx screws.

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One last screw is hiding behind the dash panel to the left of the glovebox. Looking straight on, wrap your fingers underneath the bottom and give it a tug straight out towards the back of the car. Once the bottom is loose give the top a little pull away from the front and it should come off easily. Behind here is the last torx screw to remove.

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Finally, with the glovebox door open pull the whole thing towards the back of the car, it may drop so support it. Now the glovebox can be lowered while being careful of any wires from the light and OBD II socket as I think these are attached.

DONE!


Reinstallation:

Installation is the reverse of removal. The glovebox does need a little wiggling to locate it back into position. There are a few lugs to locate it all properly.

Here is a PDF download, Click Here

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Many many thanks for this as I needed to do this due to the latch snapping shut. I used this instruction and it is all sorted now. Thanks!

On 2/23/2014 at 3:09 PM, NebulaOdyssey said:
Glovebox Removal - Performed on 2006 987 Boxster (Gen 1 or 987.1)

NebulaOdyssey on BoXa.net

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Tools:

 

  • 5/32” Allen Key (Hex)
  • Torx T-25
  • Torx T-20
  • Old credit/debit/loyalty type card

 

Steps:

 

First you will need to remove the left side panel of the centre console. Use this guide if you need help with this step http://www.planet-9....removal-29.html

Next, remove the cup holder. This has two hex screws visible from underneath when the glovebox is in the open position. I used an Allen Key as there is not much vertical height to fit a tool.

12720038573_a37b1dcb83_z.jpg

12720348694_bdae4a5b43_z.jpg

12720348254_56bd488017_z.jpg

Behind the cup holder there are two torx screws.

12720048783_777b8efa62_z.jpg

Then down the right hand edge of the glovebox there are three more torx screws.

12720048043_755cb35994_z.jpg

Underneath the glovebox remove the black foam type covering, which has five plastic screw fittings (flat head or use a plastic card). Then while underneath, on the right hand side of the glovebox there is another torx screw.

12720346094_0785915636_z.jpg

12720046133_2175ac2314_z.jpg

On the left hand side of the glove box, open the car door and pull off the black door seal near the glovebox section.

12719896315_159542f542_z.jpg

Now remove the plastic insert by placing a card underneath and pulling away from the car, i.e. towards the open door. Once loose it pivots out.

12720045263_d7e9ded35e_z.jpg

Here are the two clips holding it on, It pivots on the other end. Then you will be able to see and remove the two torx screws.

12720341864_0512ecc6f1_z.jpg

12719890585_75cc760c06_z.jpg

One last screw is hiding behind the dash panel to the left of the glovebox. Looking straight on, wrap your fingers underneath the bottom and give it a tug straight out towards the back of the car. Once the bottom is loose give the top a little pull away from the front and it should come off easily. Behind here is the last torx screw to remove.

12719890265_a2c43e68e8_z.jpg

12720038003_cba3fc1129_z.jpg

Finally, with the glovebox door open pull the whole thing towards the back of the car, it may drop so support it. Now the glovebox can be lowered while being careful of any wires from the light and OBD II socket as I think these are attached.

DONE!

 

Reinstallation:

 

Installation is the reverse of removal. The glovebox does need a little wiggling to locate it back into position. There are a few lugs to locate it all properly.

Here is a PDF download, Click Here

 

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