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2007 remove rear storage box

My rav4 has two storage areas under the floor, and the one closest to the back seats is a plastic "box" with 4 screws. I suspect a mouse has stored some acorns under it, and want to remove it to clean it out. I removed the 4 screws on the top, but it won't budge. What's the trick? Also, if anyone has knowledge of a good repellent, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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You pull very hard and it will come off. There are clips under that box anchoring it down which is the same types used on all the door panels. I think I may have tried using a flat pry bar.

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Yep, a flat pry bar or just pull hard with gloves on so you don't cut your hands on the plastic edges.

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Thank you!

Thanks to both of you for responding. Once I knew it was ok to pull it up, I tried it by hand, and it came up easily, and I was able to vacuum it out.
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My rav4 has two storage areas under the floor, and the one closest to the back seats is a plastic "box" with 4 screws. I suspect a mouse has stored some acorns under it, and want to remove it to clean it out. I removed the 4 screws on the top, but it won't budge. What's the trick? Also, if anyone has knowledge of a good repellent, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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Glad that you were able to remove the box with advice from this great forum.

As for a repellent...try Bounce/Fleecy sheets.
...smells better than mothballs and works well.

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Thanks for the advice on the repellent. The problem with bounce is that I can't stand the smell. I tried it with my previous car, and I had to take it out - too strong! So, I got a repellent made from peppermint and spearment leaves mixed with, of all things, corn cob pieces, which I would think would attract them, but hopefully not! Hopefully the mint will work, although I guess I'll have to replace it about every month. If it works it will be worth it.
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