How to Remove the Glove Box on a '98 Grand Cherokee

The glove compartment in your Jeep Grand Cherokee is removable as a complete assembly if you need to access any of the components behind it. The assembly is retained in the dash with four screws and two rivets under the front edge of the glove compartment. The interior portion of the glove compartment is cardboard, so water or other liquids may damage it. A replacement is available through a Jeep dealer or a used replacement can be found at most salvage yards.

Open the hood of your Grand Cherokee and locate the negative battery cable on the negative battery post. Loosen the mounting bolt on the battery cable end with a wrench and lift the cable off the battery.

Open the passenger-side door of the Jeep and locate the four screws and two rivets on the front edge of the glove compartment just below the door. Remove the four retaining screws using a Phillips screwdriver and set them aside.

Drill out the two rivets below the door with an electric drill. Slide the glove compartment out of the hole in the dash, pulling it straight out. If the glove compartment on your Jeep has a light in it, you will need to unplug the wiring harness connector from the light after you pull the glove compartment far enough out to access it.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • Drill-bit set
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Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.