Certain repairs call for removing the glove box from a Honda Civic. Replacing a radio, locating a main relay or servicing the Civic's cabin air filter are a few such repairs. If you are replacing the glove box, you can remove it fairly easily. But it's an uncomfortable job for anyone with a bad back; this is because you'll start the procedure by lying on the passenger floor and looking up underneath the glove box.
Open the glove box and empty out all the contents. Place them in the driver's seat or in a bag outside the Civic.
Close the glove box.
Locate the retaining screws on the panel beneath the glove box. Pull these out with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Remove the panel and set it aside.
Remove the retaining screws for the lower glove box hinges. You'll have to reach up to the bottom of glove box, now accessible after the panel removal.
Reopen the glove box and allow it to drop to its open position.
Gently squeeze the side panels of the glove box to unseat the upper hinges in the track rail.
Remove the glove box.
If you're just trying to access the cabin air filter, you do not have to remove the entire glove box. You can forgo the panel and lower hinge removal and perform only Steps 1 and 7. This will swing the glove box down in a hanging position from its bottom hinges. You can then access the cabin air filter tray.