2004 Toyota rav4

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Old 01-17-05, 06:10 PM
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2004 Toyota rav4

Strange problem here, brought on by myself of course

My wife spilled a drink near the floor shifter and made a sticky mess of the shifter. I took off the handle and the indicator housing and cleaned it up. Here's the problem, in the process I also managed to knock off the housing of the indicator (PRND21).....well trying to put it back on the piece got away from me and fell way back under the armrest. A new on is $58 (unbelievable). I cannot find any info how to remove the armrest. I found two screws on the front and it looks like there are screws on either side, but only way to them is removing the seats.

Anyone have any info on removing the armrest on this vehicle. I would appreciate it.

I have looked for a service manual, and I even tried to subscribing to ALLDATA (only goes to 2003).

Thanks much
 
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Old 01-17-05, 06:24 PM
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can you see it

Can you see the piece?If so you might get it with some tape wraped around a piece of wire.Or a piece of tube hooked to a vacuum.
 
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Old 01-17-05, 06:31 PM
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yes I've thought about that and that is my next step.
Just waiting for the temps to get above zero
Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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Old 01-18-05, 12:11 AM
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When you open the armrest their should be a piece of carpet in the bottom, lift it up, their are two bolts .
 
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Old 01-18-05, 03:03 AM
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that's the info I was looking for.
Thanks toyotaman! Wish I could cybersend you a beer
 
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Old 01-22-05, 03:41 PM
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well it finally warmed up here enough to look at this again....well, there were no bolts under the carpet . What I ended up doing was taking some duct tape and a coat hanger and a little praying . I got it close enough for my wife (small hands) to reach in there and get it.
 
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Old 01-22-05, 04:09 PM
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Good deal

Glad you could fish out the piece.I know it is no fun to do anything outside when it is cold .
 
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