Installing dashboard cupholder in 98 4runner. (55620-35050)

I finally got around to replacing my broken dashboard cupholder in my 98 Toyota 4runner.

I wish I would have done it earlier as it was really an easy fix. I thought I would post a couple pictures to show how I did it. It was really easy to remove the old and insert the new one without taking apart the dash. On a side note my 4runner is at 281,000 miles and still running strong.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you try to fix yours yourself. If you are unsure how to do it you should seek a professional.  You may injure yourself or 4runner if you do not know what you are doing. This is not an instructional post on how to do it safely. Also this site uses affiliate links. This means I may make a small amount of money at no cost to you if you buy something after clicking a link on this site. 

Ok, now that the disclaimers are taken care of 🙂

I ordered mine on Ebay as I did not initially see them on Amazon. But that was really because my Amazon search did not include the part number (55620-35050). Amazon does indeed carry them HERE

Here is my broken cupholder.

I actually had popped in the new one, then realized I should probably snap a few pictures to share, so I put the old one back in for these pictures and example. It is really just a couple minute job. But you will see some scratches by the clips on the new one and that is why.

 

If you look at the image you can see the cupholder has a couple tabs that need to be released to pull out the old one.

 

To accomplish this you just need a thin tool to insert above the cupholder to release the clips. This could be a putty knife or what I used was a ruler that was about 1/16″ thick. First I released the right side by inserting the ruler and pulling on the old cupholder.

Then I inserted the ruler on the left side and pulled. The cupholder then released and came out.

Once the old cupholder was removed, I was able to just push in the new one.

I was really surprised at how easy it was. Hopefully this new one lasts 280,000 miles as well.

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This cupholder can be found on Amazon Here.