2021 RAV4 XLE Premium - 2019 Tundra CrewMax
Quick and dirty:Nice 😁 what's the process of removing the driver's side small tray?
LOTS of patience, commitment, small hands, basic hand tools, and your choice of curse words.
*remove scuff plate
*Remove push nut off of fire wall kick plate
*Unclip lower dash cover with slim pry tool
*Open glovebox and squeeze out top tabs from behind assembly
*release/disconnect glovebox damper
*unscrew three screws on dash assembly
*unbolt 10mm bolt above where kick panel meets dash
*unsnap shift boot from shift knob
*with a dental pick, unsnap retention wire clip from shifter and knob
*remove/pull up on shifter panel and un clip harnesses
*pry on edge of climate control knob and gently pull unit outward and unclip harness
*unbolt/unclip seat heater switch, airbag unit
*pop out center cubby tray
*unbolt 10 mm bolt near the cup holder inside where the shifter rests.
*gently/firmly pull up and un clip the center shift/console bezel
*there is a 10 mm bolt very much hidden toward the lower right back of the center console area
*gently pry the side panel of the console outward and use a ratchet and swivel head/knuckle attachment with super long extensions to unbolt
*now gently pull and pry on the glove box it should snap out and is held in by clips assembly Carefully, slowly do not break anything
*pry on the flat of the side dash (facing the door) there are tabbed like hinges that must be removed by opening panel toward front of the vehicle
*there is another 10 mm bolt to unbolt that was exposed after removing the glove box assembly
*this allows enough slack to “wiggle and wriggle” the cubby removal
*remove three screws from bottom part of cubby
*pry tool to unsnap two blade snaps
*wriggle lower half loose from top
*slightly bend metal square brackets away from lower cubby plastic/foam seat prongs
There are 5 Phillips screws that can be removed using a loooong screw driver. You will have to do finagle, pull, pry, to get a hand up there to place a light in there to “barely see” to “get” an idea of the general location to point your screwdriver because you will NOT be able to see it while you unscrew it. I would suggest to start with the easiest first, which is the screw closest to the door. As you gently pull down and away, after every screw, the remaining screws closest to the center console will be easier.
Again, gentle pulling as to not break anything...
Anyone still there? Let me know if I can provide any clarification or pics...