Mechanics

'BROKEN SPRING' ON BOTTOM 'ASHTRAY' UNI

2006 Toyota Corolla

Interior problem
2006 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

My bottom 'ashtray' compartment on the centre column doesn't snap closed. It seems a spring or something is broken.
It is most frustrating trying to keep it closed, because it immediately drops open when I accelerate the car.
Is there a way to repair this?
The dealer says it's a $200 repair!
Thank you for any advice.
Dave
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DaveHoff
June 12, 2010.




If it is a complete ash tray assembly that is required, I would go look in the wreckers yard for one, this will be so much cheaper.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 13, 2010.
Dave- what did you end up doing to fix this? I do not want to spend that much money. I am fairly handy and can fix it on my own if it is not too difficult.

Tiny
Gjm25gregg
Feb 16, 2011.
To clarify, I have the same problem as you did. That is why I asked.

Tiny
Gjm25gregg
Feb 16, 2011.
Hi gjm25gregg,
I've simply lived with it. My wife now drives the car, and she's put her glasses case in it, which keeps the door from rattling around. I may go to a wrecker when the weather warms up.

Tiny
DaveHoff
Feb 16, 2011.
To mhpautos: please explain how to take off the ashtray and put in a new one. Thanks

Tiny
Qazwsx
Mar 17, 2011.
Loft out slide tray as if to empty and look up under the top, there are 2 screws there and on some there is a third at the rear, it should be quite straight forward.

Mhpautos
Mar 17, 2011.
Can you please attach pictures. I don't know how to empty the ashtray. Thank you
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Tiny
Qazwsx
Mar 17, 2011.
I have no pic, but just depress the top cover that is spring loaded and pull out.

Mhpautos
Mar 17, 2011.

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