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Old 10-25-2003, 07:11 PM   #1
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I got this car around a week ago. It'* a 93 Bonneville. I can't get into the glove compartment because the lock is removed and the switch seems to be broke. I pulled it back a little and I could see inside, but couldn't take a picture. Anyone know how to get this open, and does anyone know where to get replacement parts if there is any? Thanks for any help!!



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Matt, I have the same problem. But mine will open right at the end of travel when I lift the lever. I sent you a PM and I can attach a photo back to ya! Good Luck!
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Matt (and Jkinney, if your car is a 92-96):

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GM PART # 25632253
CATEGORY: Instrument Panel Door Lock & Console
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $27.33
OUR PRICE: $15.58
DESCRIPTION: LATCH ASM
That'* the latch assembly, good for 92-96, even though the 2 different syles of doors were from 92-95, and 96-99. Not sure what color, but we can help find the right color of vinyl paint if you need it (especially if you're tan.....SEM #15033 Saddle Tan is a perfect match)

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GM PART # 12510551
CATEGORY: All
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $5.12
OUR PRICE: $2.92
DESCRIPTION: CYLINDER,
that'* the lock cylinder, 92-99.

These prices are at www.gmpartsdirect.com
If you need the glovebox door, I'd suggest a wrecker, as the GM price is high, and finding the right color can be a trick.

If you guys put your year and model in your sig, it'll help alot.
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This is the email I got from Jerry.
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I pointed to a strip of metal that goes back to the latch lever, pry up on your "Screwdriver" handle (so the blade will push this strip down) and it should unlatch. Good Luck!

The farther back you can get the tip of the blade (on the metal strip), the less prying you should have to do.
I tried that out but the metal peice doesn't go down. I think it'* because the lock was locked when it was removed. I'm gonna check on that tomorrow in a little better light. Thanks Jerry for the info and picture.

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Matt (and Jkinney, if your car is a 92-96):

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GM PART # 25632253
CATEGORY: Instrument Panel Door Lock & Console
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $27.33
OUR PRICE: $15.58
DESCRIPTION: LATCH ASM
That'* the latch assembly, good for 92-96, even though the 2 different syles of doors were from 92-95, and 96-99. Not sure what color, but we can help find the right color of vinyl paint if you need it (especially if you're tan.....SEM #15033 Saddle Tan is a perfect match)

Quote:
GM PART # 12510551
CATEGORY: All
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $5.12
OUR PRICE: $2.92
DESCRIPTION: CYLINDER,
that'* the lock cylinder, 92-99.

These prices are at www.gmpartsdirect.com
If you need the glovebox door, I'd suggest a wrecker, as the GM price is high, and finding the right color can be a trick.

If you guys put your year and model in your sig, it'll help alot.
If I can get it open without breaking the glove box cover, I'll look into getting the latch assembly. With the color, I'm not sure if you can tell what the color is from the picture, if not, I'll post better pictures. Thanks willwren. Oh, I put my year and model in my sig, sorry bout' that.
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My lock assembly broke last week, so, the glove box is now wired shut...how do u change it? Looks like 3 bolts on the inside of assembly...is this right?
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My lock assembly broke last week, so, the glove box is now wired shut...how do u change it? Looks like 3 bolts on the inside of assembly...is this right?
Yeah, that'* what it looks like. I'm not sure how this works with the lock to lock or unlock it. That'* what I'm trying to figure out now since I can't get that metal peice to go down.
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Lots of folks in Chicago area. Once they show up, they'll probably be able to assist...
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That seems like a pain in the ***. I scanned "gone in 60 seconds" for you for theft methods of glove boxes but couldn't find any haha. For that I honestly would leave it to the professionals. Last thing you want to do is break the whole glove box door because guess what? That expensive airbag is on that thing.
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Saw on both sides of the latch itself. Or use a whole saw and drill out the latch. Since you are going to need a new latch assembly any which way you go.
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Does anyone know where to get a diagram of how these are put together? Thanks
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