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Old 05-20-2012, 05:35 AM
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OK guys I am new here, but a week ago I bought a 2012 Ram 1500 Express 4X4 and the first thing I wanted to do was utilize the upper glove box and the Uconnect USB plug for my ipod. Here is my how-to:

First the parts:
4565022: Switch – glove box
1NM00BD3AA – Door – glove box
68050731AA – striker – glove box
1SF291DVAC – glove box
And some tools you’ll need:
Screwdriver (with some small screws)
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Trim Removal Tool (highly recommended to not scratch your dash)

The Beginning
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Step One: Remove lower glove box by opening and pushing in on sides.

Step Two: Unscrew upper glove box screw:
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Step Three: Use trim removal tool to take out upper box
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Step four: Line up upper box door and screw in place. This will take some time. I recommend taking a good look at how it lines up and take your time in order to not break anything.

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Step Five: Install light and latch

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Step Six: Find UConnect and light plugs in the dash and hook them up. I highly recommend hooking up the light first then the USB.

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Step Seven: Put lower box in place and screw in place.

Step Eight: Step back and enjoy the professional job you just did.
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That is about all I've got you for guys. Maybe I just wasted an hour posting this and someone has done it before but I couldn't find it. Anyway love my Ram and this website rocks so I figured I'd give a little something back.

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Yes , thanks for the info , I am now looking into doing this upgrade!
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:55 AM
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Yeah I found both back there. I would imagine if you didn't have unconnect you could just hook up the light wiring. It should be back there if you look around a little. Mine was easy to find
I think they bundeled them together because they both deal with the glovebox.
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I think they bundeled them together because they both deal with the glovebox.
Yeah that would make sense I guess.. I was just happy they were there. Made the wiring much easier.
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Yes , thanks for the info , I am now looking into doing this upgrade!
Glad I could help. I smile every time I walk out to my truck but when I get in I have been very happy with this mod. Looks like it should have from the factory.
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just did the install today. ups delivered the parts about noon, I gathered my tools, went to the hardware store ( for the metric screws and 7mm socket that I didn't have) and an hour later I was smiling at how good it looked !

thanks to everyone that has posted about this mod !!
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snap some photos man....anytime you do a mod it is a free excuse to show off your truck !
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Great mod and nice write up
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Thanks for this info. I just received and installed my parts yesterday. I have a 2012 Ram Express 4x4, apparently without Uconnect, and no USB in the harness. The glove box went in very quickly. You can easily splice the light into the 12V accessory port wiring, but it is hot and safer to remove the battery ground when doing this. No need for a plastic pry bar, just remove the single screw in the back/lower section of the existing box, reach behind it, and pull it straight forward.

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awesome write up man!! now you got me wondering if my express has the usb and glove box light back there. i have the uconnect i guess i just need to go digging. kinda seems messed up that dodge didnt hook them up for us but will leave them there :/
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I did this mod several months ago on my Express RC. If you have Uconnect then the USB lead will be tape to the main wiring harness around where the radio is located (left of the glove box) otherwise it won't be there.

The glove box light harness is to the left of the glove box too but is not taped to the main harness.
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