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Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:11 pm
by DavidP
If the perpetrator of the damage has offered to cough up, I'd certainly be getting a price for the parts from Citroen. My thoughts are that sticky buttons probably will not stay stuck for long when the heat of the sun gets on them.

Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:46 pm
by davew
I'm curious to know what the glove box looks like, where the missing "rivets" should be - a rivet implies a hole through the lid itself.
Or were the missing "rivet" heads / "buttons" simply stuck on anyway ? - which might explain the ease with which they have disappeared.

Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:16 pm
by Mar2505
They are not really rivets - sorry my description was not good, they are decorative black bumps which sit on top of the glovebox .
I have added a picture.
Now it seems Citroen say I need a new glove box lid if I want it to look new again.
( I won’t even say how much that is)
So plan b I am thinking of what is similar ie a 3D raised sticker or a black plug type thing similar to what you put in diy joints to hide screw head.
Any ideas gratefully received

Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm
by Mar2505
Another thought , would the warranty cover this?

Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:33 am
by davew
My thoughts are that you would have a hard time convincing Citroen that the issue is anything to do with defective items/ poor manufacturing, and they would decline going down the warranty claim route.

Looking at your photograph, the missing button position shows a circular well of about 1mm depth and it looks likely to me that someone has possibly used an interior cleaning spray containing a solvent that dissolved the adhesive holding the factory fitted buttons to the lid, and that is why they have become detached.

The suggestion for self adhesive replacements given in viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3462#p22775 a few posts back looks to me the best way - try searching on ebay for "black silicone feet" and you'll find lots of choice.
My approximate assessment of the size you would require is 8mm diameter by 2 mm depth, but you should verify those dimensions before you buy...

Re: Glovebox rivets

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:27 pm
by The2ems
If it were me, and the people who caused the damage have agreed to pay, I would go for a complete new glovebox lid. Buying “something that fits” from a non Citroen supplier, is going to result in a mis match between old and new, and would probably look a bit naf.