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2001 forester How do I remove the (middle of the dashboard )compartment to fix a rattle. It appears to be linked some way to the heater vent and I can't seem to see how to take it apart>

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  • robertwkings Dec 29, 2008

    This issue deals with the area above the cupholder. I want to end up with the little compartment on top of the dashboard removed.



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If you are looking to get at the section from the cupholder down to the cigarette lighter, start with the screws you can access when the cupholder is pulled out. If I remember correctly, after those are out you can pull the rest slowly out from there.

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