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Old 08-06-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Not exactly certain what the particular nomenclature used for it may be, so I shall henceforth refer to it as, "The Arm Rest!"
Problem being that the lid just won't stay closed. It would appear that the "tooth" coming down from the lid itself, has been worn over the years, and there isn't much of a lip for the latch to, well, latch on to.
I wouldn't expect that I'm the only one who has had this happen to them - so my question: would you think it enough to just file a more pronounced profile into the "tooth," or will the lid/arm rest require replacement?

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Yes this issue is very common. Filing more off of the "latch" may work, but it may make it worse as you'd be removing more material.

You could probably add some material on the end with some careful use of some jb weld and some spare plastic perhaps? IIRC my dad did something of the sort to fix mine years ago. You could also use velcro to hold it shut.

Or you can ask BillBoost37 for one as he has many spare parts. These are very easy to come by in a junkyard or probably on ebay.
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Thanks for the input, bonnie94. I think I may try shaving some material first, see how long/if that lasts, and then progress my way into the 80'*: Velcro City.
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JB Weld would be a much better idea. These latches are known to break, so filing more off wouldn't be good.
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Thanks, John - I'll look into it.

Sorry about the repost - I just found the thread in the Techinfo section about the center console lid.
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Or you can ask BillBoost37 for one as he has many spare parts. These are very easy to come by in a junkyard or probably on ebay.
For a while I used to look and resigned to the fact that 99% of all latches in the JY were broken because they didn't know that GMPD sells them for ~$20-30 IIRC?

One of the search gurus can probably find the part number for the "console lid/latch assembly"
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