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Kelowna635
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Glove compartment will not open

Post by Kelowna635 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:18 am

When I trying to open glove compartment, the handle moves but there's is the sound of a lot of loose parts.
The compartment will not open, it is unlocked and I've tried to remove the three screws at back,
but no go.... I need some ideas, help, not using a crow bar....
Tom Masters

TGM Drafting & Design
1988 635csi - Bronzeit - Natur
1986 635csi - Black - Black - RIP
1979 528i - RIP
1981 320i - Sold

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Re: Glove compartment will not open

Post by hornhospital » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 am

Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'85 325e "Hazel Ann";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"; '95 M3 "Ashlyn"; '95 318is "Bebe"

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Re: Glove compartment will not open

Post by Kelowna635 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:07 am

Ken,

That worked, came apart with little damage, minor scuffing.
Part needed is hard to find, went to local PnP yard, out of three
possible donors cars, one had proper part. It was cracked badly.
I took it and got the piece I needed.

Replacing it in my latch was a fun job, pins are pressed in or molded
as part of unit. I took a small drill bit and inserted bit into dowel and it
caught and started to spin dowel, melted plastic and came apart.
put everything back together with a few tiny dubs of locktite.

All is well and working again, gotta love this web site, so much knowledge...

Thanks.
Tom Masters

TGM Drafting & Design
1988 635csi - Bronzeit - Natur
1986 635csi - Black - Black - RIP
1979 528i - RIP
1981 320i - Sold

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