How do I remove the center console cup holder in my Lexus RX350?

Asked by Jan 27, 2015 at 02:33 AM about the 2010 Lexus RX 350 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The cup holder door won't open all the way.  I think something slid down between the
door and side of cup holder (I think it was an earring) . I want to remove it. Can anyone
show me a video or give good instructions on how to do this?

5 Answers


try to look on you might find it there

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My Ipod ended up in the same place, it's kicking my butt trying to get at it without breaking anything.

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It seems that the screws holding in the plastic covering over the cup holder loosens over time and falls into the space forward of the opening creating a stop when opening or closing. Eventually the screws fall off but it leaves the plastic piece unattached to the metal section holding everything together there. I haven't yet figured out how to take it apart to put the screw back in. So, the plastic covering is off and I just don't close the cover for the cup holder. Stays open because it is rather unsightly. A replacement for the whole console costs around $600 at the dealership. I have all the pieces but figure they'll just try to sell me on a whole new console instead of trying to fix it.

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The answer is more simple than I thought: simply pull the cup holder unit straight up. The cupholder is simply pressure fitted into the center console. Grasp from the inside (perhaps the assistance of a friend would help) and pull straight up. It pops right out. I have a 2007 Lexus GX 470.

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Gurublkgk, your answer is the only one that actually tells what to do. Thank you. Pull from the rear then slide back. Remove the gear shift handle and slide console off. 5 screws on the underside hold the cupholder.

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