It comes out easily but to get use of the space below it's necessary to do a little surgery on the framework that held it. I just cut most everything on the frame that didn't either connect to the plastic lid or hinges off. You'll need to remove the springs which is also easy other wise the metal part of the lid will bend once the extra metal is removed. There's room in the space for several pairs of gloves, a cap and scarf any some other odds and ends. It was worth doing for me. You can always get a Mp3 player that can be put in there or stuck to the side of the trunk that will allow the original CD controls on the dash to work properly.