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 hello ..does anyone know how to fix the ashtray/charging point.  on my 2010 avensis … it wont stay closed when I push it back in ...it just keeps pushing back out.... thanks 

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I had to remove the whole ashtray and power socket unit, to replace the illumination bulb earlier this year. This involved stripping the lower dashboard and centre console. 

The next series of photos are of the dismantling process. 

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I think the white plastic is part of the release lock mechanism.

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The final two picture are for removing the the front facia screws to remove the ashtray. YOU may not need to do this yet, if you can fix the catch. 

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This picture (sorry for the blurred quality should show the catch mechanism. (better photo shown earlier)
It was January this year, I did the illumination bulb replacement, so cannot remember the full details, without doing another strip down. I should have taken more better detailed photos at the time. Many apologies. 

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Thank you for the picture Konrad C. How easy was it to pop off the two side pieces first? Does it take a special tool or do they just pull off? May have to replace heater control unit and don't want to damage the side panels in the process.

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11 hours ago, Dieseltread said:

Thank you for the picture Konrad C. How easy was it to pop off the two side pieces first? Does it take a special tool or do they just pull off? May have to replace heater control unit and don't want to damage the side panels in the process.

The dash and console is easy to pop off. I have trim tolls, but a flat bladed screwdriver will do. 
I did some work on my heater unit, to clean the contacts of the rotary temperature controls. 

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