Recently I shared the story of how I lost my glove box in a Hulkish incident and shared my speedometer problems. Two weeks ago I managed to conquer those obstacles completely on my own. There are other problems that I’ve previously written about, things I say I have fixed but in reading the articles I think it becomes clear that I normally have a little help and guidance. Normally it is my boyfriend and I figuring things out.
That was supposed to be the case with my glove box, hood latch, and speedometer, but that same weekend he had to replace his axles on his Honda. I was supposed to wait, but got bored and took the mission on myself, and to my surprise it all went smoothly.
My first task was to remove my old glove box. I figured in it’s poor condition there was no way I could mess it up. To remove it all I had to do was remove the small screw, located in the front hood that secured a latch/bar, that held the box in place.
The next step was to remove the front hood lever and all of its wiring. This took some investigating and trial and error, but it all went pretty smoothly. Since my lever was no longer attached to my glove box in anyway the only real disconnecting I had to do was where the wire actually releases the hood. (See picture –>) To remove the wire it just takes unscrewing the one screw through a small hole to the side of the latch.
The next step was to attach my new wire to my new lever, which was a simple clamp. After that I had to attach the new lever the my new glove box which took some trial and error, and innovation, but it eventually worked out. I simply used three short screws and nuts and attached them pointing in to the box. (I’ll need to remember to watch-out for them.)
To reattach the glove box it was merely the act of reattaching the lever/bar and screwing it back in tightly.
Last was my speedometer wire which was really nothing at all. I simply unscrewed the wire from the gauge, followed it down to the the tire. I then pulled it out of the tire and then pulled everything out through the trunk. I just reversed the steps to install the new one.