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I was recently in a 2005 Rav, and noticed that the front overhead console had an eyeglass storage compartment.

Unfortunately my 2001 rav4 has what appear to be the same console except, with a garge door remote-control storage area, which is of little value to me.

As a longshot, anyone have an idea if it is a simple swap :?: .

My sunglasses would prefer a better locale than boucing around in my glovebox.
 

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Kelly,

I'd be very interested in *any* part numbers you had for just the door.

Toyota people I talked to could only find the whole assembly (with the dome light, etc., I think), which was somewhere around $90 - a little pricey to get a $5 (at most) piece of plastic.

I resigned myself to waiting until I'm in Canada or the UK for work and visiting a local junk yard to see what I could find.
 

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Sorry... I don't have the part numbers. For what it's worth... this sunglass holder is actually a CAMRY part... (which is interchangable with the RAV4). Have your dealer see if they can find it listed for the CAMRY. They used to come FREE in the Camry glove box... so the customer could have either the factory installed garage door opener holder... or replace it with the sunglass holder. It's been a few years back... maybe 2001-2003 Camrys :?

On a side note... the new 2006 RAV4 has the sunglass holder, instead of the garage door opener holder :D I don't know if this 2006 holder is interchangable with the 4.2 RAV.
 

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Swapping is easy...I also replaced my 01 Rav overhead remote garage cover with the eyglass holder, just go to your local scrap yard or wrecker (that's where I got mine) & look for a 02-05 Rav 4 L They charge you less than 10 $. I tried my local toyota dealer here & they asked for my vin # & said that its not available so I went to my local wrecker & luckily they have it. My interior is tan but the holder that I got is gray but hey...it works. To remove the console there is a screw inside the garage cover & 2 more inside the bulb holder, just take the screws off & the console pops out, just make sure you take off the light switch wire before pulling the console all the way out.
 

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Sunglass holder accessory

I have been doing a bit of researching on this. Called a couple toyota dealerships in the area and they can not find this part in their listings at all - they claim you'd have to buy the entire overhead console to get it.

In looking around on ebay, I have found a certain part, and it is usually listed for Camry, Sienna, Tundra, Highlander...you name it and it is usually listed as a potential fit. I am wondering if it is a universal part (although the toyota dealers I called were *highly* skeptical that any part of theirs would fit so many vehicles. 8-})

Here is what I've found so far:
- All sunglass compartments found share the same part number (63659-AA010). The dealers I talked to said this is not a valid part number...what is missing is the color part of the code.

- Color codes found so far:
* A0 is ivory
* B0 is light gray
* B3 (medium gray)
* G0 is Sage

- The Medium gray (B3) looks to be the right color for rav4 dark gray interior, but I'm not 100% sure

- I haven't found a color code for tan yet, but that is probably what would match in the Rav4 tan trim

- Common label for this part is "cover, roof console box" or "sunglass storage door"

- On ebay auctions, retail price is quoted as being 49$...one auction says MSRP is 29$. With shipping, the ebay auctions are typically around 15$

- I've found a couple per week posted on ebay so far searching for "toyota sunglass"

Hoping I'm not promoting too much bidding competition ;-} If anyone has any further info they can provide, please post it here.

-Brian
 

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Hey Paul I put my sunglasses under the steering wheel. There is a compartment there with felt in it made for sunglasses. I didn't notice mine for a while either. :lol:

Later. M.
 
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If it's a straight swap, I would trade you the sunglass holder for the garage opener. That way it would only cost us a few bucks for Canada post. I have a silver 02 with grey interior. The sunglass holder is popped out already, and my garage door opener is velcroed up in the gap.
 
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I put the camry homelink buttons in my Rav but the grey color was a little darker than the rest of the plastic. No one noticed but me. Check out my album for a pic.
 
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That looks great. No one will ever notice. Marcutio, give Paul a day to respond then we can just switch. I think you are in Moncton, I am only 1 hour and 20 minutes away sothe mail should be next day. We will talk later.
 

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Sibbo,

I do not know if i am too late to complete the swap. But would like to follow through if available.

We should speak to confirm details. Pls email me your phone # to

[email protected] dot com.

(with apologies the suffix is actually tealjones.com but i am trying to avoid the wrath of the email crawlers.)
 
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paul said:
I was recently in a 2005 RAV, and noticed that the front overhead console had an eyeglass storage compartment.

Unfortunately my 2001 RAV4 has what appear to be the same console except, with a garge door remote-control storage area, which is of little value to me.

As a longshot, anyone have an idea if it is a simple swap :?: .

My sunglasses would prefer a better locale than boucing around in my glovebox.
My 01 Rav had the garage door opener and my 06 has the sunglasses holder instead. So now I put my garage door opener in the sunglass holder. This is really a pain in the butt.
 

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I went thru this with my 2003 Rav. It turns out the Sienna's actually came with the garage opener holder and the eyeglass holder in a box to be replaced/swapped by the customer if they wished (free). The Ivory is A0 (looks beige to me) P/N 63652-AA030 Cover, Roof Console Box and is just the eyeglasas holder. I actually purchased one on Ebay-turned out to be the wrong color so I went to a Toyota dealer and told him I bought it and got the wrong one and lost the paperwork (blamed the wife). Could he order me the right one to exchange-he said no problem. The part is $50 otherwise and had to be ordered as a Canadian part (go figure). The box even has instructions on it telling how to swap it.
 

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I swapped it with parts form the scrap yard for my 03. Seemed like the 2000s Sienna, Highlander and camry shared similar part with a small modification.

Original garage door opener:
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Sunglasses holder from scrap:
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Cut those pieces off to match:
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To install and reinstall lift this tab up to release:
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Installed and one happy camper:
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