How to Replace the Glove Compartment Latch on 2001 Toyota Corolla
By Chris Gilliland
, last updated March 13, 2012
As of 2012, the Corolla is one of Toyota's longest-produced models in its lineup, boasting a heritage that spans back to 1968. The 2001 Corolla was a practical and reliable car, allowing the driver to commute without worry. The Corolla's glove compartment was a one-piece design that incorporated a trim panel into the compartment's body. A single latch held the compartment door tight against the dashboard. The metal latch or the plastic latch handle could break off, either through abuse or wear, leaving the glove compartment to hang in an open position. Removing and replacing the latch, however, can be done with simple tools.