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Old 12-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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What keeps the glove box door closed? There's a pull latch on the door but it doesn't seem to do anything and I can open the box by pulling in the corner of the door? Is it magnetic?

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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There are two latches that come out from the side on the door. You seeing those?

If you pull the opener they retract.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks I see them now.

They move real slow when it's cold outside

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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It is a poor design, I had the same issue. Fixed it by separating the two pieces and replacing with a stronger spring, basically just took the old one and matched up at local auto parts store with something beefier.

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It is a poor design, I had the same issue. Fixed it by separating the two pieces and replacing with a stronger spring, basically just took the old one and matched up at local auto parts store with something beefier.
If you're still reading the forum, could you let me know what you had to do to separate the pieces? Did you have to use adhesive to rejoin them, or are there clips, etc.? I had a brief look at mine the other day but it was really resisting coming apart, and I didn't want to break anything.

I haven't had time to look at the problem in any more depth.

Darn car, only 140,000 miles, and it's already had its first problem.

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