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Old 10-26-2003, 04:41 PM   #11
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Matt, I'm in the middle of some remodeling, as soon as I take a break (and the football games are over), I'm going to get out and remove my glove box and see if we can see something with it.
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Matt, I'm in the middle of some remodeling, as soon as I take a break (and the football games are over), I'm going to get out and remove my glove box and see if we can see something with it.
Ok, Thanks... Good luck with the remodeling.
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Matt, didnt forget you, I got the thing off, now I need to dissect and see if I have anything I can photograph to help you. Hopefully I can post tomorrow night.
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Last thing you want to do is break the whole glove box door because guess what? That expensive airbag is on that thing.
The airbag is separate from the door. The door comes right off with 3 (or 4) screws.
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Matt, didnt forget you, I got the thing off, now I need to dissect and see if I have anything I can photograph to help you. Hopefully I can post tomorrow night.
Ok, Thanks a lot!
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just pry it open
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Okay Matt, I'm in the process of dissecting my lock and latch setup and found something you could try. Inside the hole where the lock cylinder was, you see a metal bar laying horizontally in the back of the opening. There is a vertical slot on that bar that is (or should be) favoring the right side (looks about 3-4 mm wide) This is the locked position. The lock will slide this over to the left when you turn it to the "unlock" position. I see nothing that will stop this from happening with the lock cyl. removed as yours is. Dont be afraid to work the latch as your trying to slide it to the left. If you get this done, you have unlocked the latch, and should be able to push down on the metal strip as I indicated with the photos I sent. I will send you pics if this doesnt work, of the backside of the Lock/Latch assy, But in the meantime I will remove the cyl so I can see what you see on yours (looks like yours was yanked out). As always, Good Luck! BTW: This may sound strange, but make sure the glovebox door is shut all the way before you try this, I did experience the mechanism getting in a bind (and wouldnt move) if the latch wasnt shut all the way.
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Okay Matt, I'm in the process of dissecting my lock and latch setup and found something you could try. Inside the hole where the lock cylinder was, you see a metal bar laying horizontally in the back of the opening. There is a vertical slot on that bar that is (or should be) favoring the right side (looks about 3-4 mm wide) This is the locked position. The lock will slide this over to the left when you turn it to the "unlock" position. I see nothing that will stop this from happening with the lock cyl. removed as yours is. Dont be afraid to work the latch as your trying to slide it to the left. If you get this done, you have unlocked the latch, and should be able to push down on the metal strip as I indicated with the photos I sent. I will send you pics if this doesnt work, of the backside of the Lock/Latch assy, But in the meantime I will remove the cyl so I can see what you see on yours (looks like yours was yanked out). As always, Good Luck! BTW: This may sound strange, but make sure the glovebox door is shut all the way before you try this, I did experience the mechanism getting in a bind (and wouldnt move) if the latch wasnt shut all the way.
I went out to the car now and got it open! Thank you so much for the info!! It took me about 10 minutes of playing around with it until I got the latch slid to the left enough to push the metal piece down. I took the light out (tired duct-taping the switch down but the tape doesn't hold to well in the cold) so the battery wouldn't go dead. I'm going to order the new latch and lock cylinder tomorrow. Thanks again!
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Alright, good job.
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I ordered the parts today. I should get em' in 2 days. Thanks for those part #'* willwren.
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