Q: How do I use the console box in a 2012 Toyota RAV4?

asked by on December 14, 2015

How do I use the console box?

Your car’s console box (or center console if you prefer) is designed to provide you with additional storage space. It also acts as an armrest for the driver and front passenger. There are actually two storage areas here – this is what you need to do to use them:

  • To access the upper tray area, just lift the lid. The center tray is the smallest area in the console box, and useful for storing smaller items that you need to access more frequently.

  • To access the lower box, lift the lever located at the bottom-front of the console box and then pull the lid up. The upper tray portion will lift up, revealing a more spacious storage compartment underneath.

Tips

Don’t drive with either the upper tray or lower box open as it can result in injuries if stored items fly out during an impact.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

How do I disable the Rear Park Aid feature?

Your truck has a feature called Rear Park Aid to assist you in backing up. This feature makes a noise whenever there is something within close proximity to the rear bumper. This feature is only active when the vehicle is...

What does the keyless entry keypad do?

While you have a mechanical key and a remote entry system for your car, you may also have a keyless entry keypad. This is another way of locking and unlocking the car, as well of doing several other things. Here’s...

What safety items should be checked before driving?

While it might seem like all you need to do before driving your car is to crank the engine and put it in gear, there are actually several things that should be done every single time before you hit the...

Related articles

2012 Honda Odyssey vs. 2012 Mazda 5: Which One Should I Buy?
Passenger vans may be one of the most maligned classes of vehicles. From being called "Mom-mobiles" to being mocked extensively by those who have not experienced the comfort and ease of getting into and out of a van, vans just...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura MDX
The The Acura MDX is one of the favorite SUV among consumers. It has room enough for seven passengers, has great handling, and is accommodating to all types of weather conditions. With its advanced technology and performance capability, it is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a mid-size luxury SUV that combines utility and comfort to make the perfect every day vehicle. It can handle almost any terrain with its all-wheel drive model. Drivers and passengers will experience a quiet...