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Old 04-13-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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To remove your cup holder from the dash if the return spring is broke ....
You can use a piece of coat hanger with about 1/2" on the end bent into an L to "Carefully" pull it back, I used a pick that was bent over on the end to get behind it, when it gets flush with the dash you have to push it back in a little and then pull it back out to release the latching mechanism. you will feel it stop when flush with the dash and thats when you push it in a little and pull it back to the open position.

Ps: Sometimes the spring is floating around in the dash, if you can find it, it looks as though you could reposition it on the cupholder and either drill it out and secure it with pop rivits or use epoxy to glue it back on, my cupholder had a big scratch on the front so I just bought a nice one off ebay.

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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you know, my spring didnt break. it just came unglued in the middle. i drilled some screws in there and it works perfectly again
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i just beat the hell out of mine and it popped out
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Thank's for the tip.Worked like a charm!
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HAHAHA i knew i wasnt the only one in the world to have this problem.
I do that little push in pull out push it in again and pull out and shes good.
Works like a charm
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Thanks mine came off last week. Does the cup holder come out easy ?
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My cupholder doesn't pop out very far when its cold. Good thing I have 2 more in the center console/armrest
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mine still works.... springs didnt break tho... the dumb *** track on the right side broke instead
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Thanks I need to get mine open now.
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