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Old 04-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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E30 GloveBox

Just a quick questions. How do i go about opening my glovebox if the latch doesnt work? I can turn the key but it doesnt open; it seems stuck.

Thanks, Ricky.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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If the latch doesn't work, break it off, carefully, or try to go up behind it and you'll see a hook hanging down. Push it off to the side while pushing up on the box. The main problem is the two little tabs that hold the box in place. It's hard to discribe.

Best bet is to find a new/used glove box latch and see how it works, or check out someone elses car. If you're gunna bust the handle off, make sure you remove the keyed cylinder, and swap it over to the new latch when you re-install.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have a glove box with working latch you can have for 20 send me a pm if you want it
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