View Full Version : glove comparment is stuck

07-27-2003, 10:42 PM
my damn glove compartment has been acting up lately

the 2 little "locks" aren't opening fully and this causes the problem of opening the box sometimes, but now it's just stuck...im thinking that those little prongs are even moving when i pull the lever...anyone else had this problem and solved it?


07-27-2003, 11:11 PM
I dunno how it is on E30, but it should be similar to E34.. waaay at the back there are these two tabs, its where the hinges are, u can adjust the glove compartment left and right, for E34, u'r suposed to have the compartment all the way to the left when closed, try adjusting it, it should free up the latch.

07-27-2003, 11:27 PM
Well I went to go look but it's completely covered, EVERYTHING! Once the glove compartment ends underneath, there is a flat piece of steel, black, and then at the end of that the carpet starts...

I couldn't even find any hinges, maybe I didn't look good enough, any E30 owners know how to fix this?

07-28-2003, 12:15 AM
did you check:



07-28-2003, 12:42 AM
Thanks for that site John!

07-30-2003, 09:50 PM
OK well im on step 2 and it says to pull down the box to reveal the brass screws, well it's hard because i can only see half of the screws, i can't budge this thing anymore!

07-31-2003, 12:34 AM
OK so I got it out, if anyone has a E30 Glove Compartment lock, just the lock not the whole mechanism, PM or email me, thanks a lot!