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Glove box removal - B5 VW Passat
How to remove the glove box in a B5.5 VW Passat
difficulty: 2/5back to 1000q: B5.5 VW Passat TDI "how to" index
This article shows how to remove the glove box in a VW Passat.
The glove box has an air conditioning port in the front wall (noted in white text in the below pictures). If you open it and turn on the air conditioning, items placed in the glove box will be chilled. Please post your comments or blog about this article in the myturbodiesel mk4 VW TDI forum.
T-25 torx screwdriver
Color changes: around 2003 satin black became anthracite, and sunshine beige became beige. See 1000q: how to read VW and Audi part numbers for some insight into reading the numbers below.
satin black VW# 3b1 857 101 h a94
anthracite VW# 3b1 857 101 h c
flannel grey VW# 3b1 857 101 h 7de
sunshine beige VW# 3b1 857 101 h 92y
beige VW# 3b1 857 101 h 7r3
glove box lid
satin black VW# 3b1 857 122 f a94
anthracite VW# 3b1 857 122 f a94
flannel grey VW# 3b1 857 122 f 7de
sunshine beige VW# 3b1 857 122 f 92y
beige VW# 3b1 857 122 f 7r3
DIY removal procedure
Open the glove box door.
Remove the 3 torx screws along the top and 2 or 3 torx screws along the bottom.
Remove it as an assembly.