Glove box suddenly won’t open

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NJBLLM
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Glove box suddenly won’t open

Post by NJBLLM » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 am

I think this is linked to an older post but thought I’d reignite it.

My glove box in my cactus has always worked fine but today it opened and closed for good. The handle is still there but the box doesn’t open - I need to get into it, but how... presumably some catch or a mechanical part has come loose or disconnected... google brings up little when it comes to the mechanics of this glove box.

I’m not sure where to start - for example is the answer to try and push something flexible around the side/ top or can it be worked open through the tiny hole under the handle?

Any ideas gratefully received - I’m suspecting as with the previous post it may not be possible to ‘fix’ this issue in a DIY sense but wonder if there are some more up to date/ recent stories on this problem... it would be really good to gain access but equally don’t want to trash it.

PurpleCactus
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Re: Glove box suddenly won’t open

Post by PurpleCactus » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:36 am

Did you get this fixed? I've just realised how long ago this post was created!

I have had a quick look at mine in order to see if I could answer, but it doesn't look like there is an easy way of doing this without force.

The release handle moves two catches, one on the left and one on the right. If either are not releasing, then the lid will not open. If it's possible to gently push up the corner of the front of the lid to see if that side is released, it might tell you which catch is stuck. But there isn't a direct route into the catch from the outside, so pushing in a thin piece of rigid plastic to release the catch will probably not work. Any other suggestions would be speculating on what has broken.

It would be good to know if you managed to solve this.
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