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Old 06-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Glovebox cylinder lock removal ?

1998 740 iL : Glovebox plastic latch snapped in 4 places . Epoxy could not salvage it .
Have new latch that requires the old cylinder .
How do you remove old cylinder from the plastic latch ?

I found at least 2 postings ( by Franco90 , author) with pics , but could not get cylinder out.

I see 2 side wings/ release tabs that may require outward flexing.

I can place key into cylinder and turn the cylinder to line up the cylinder walls with the channels .
Read that key must be in cylinder or else the cylinder parts fall out as you slide cylinder outward .

Is there some step involving the steel silvery pin / rod that protrudes in the back of the latch ?
I am guessing that spreading of the shoulder wings is required plus at least one other step .
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To release the lock cylinder from the latch , I had to totally destroy the 2 side tabs/ side clips/ side hooks which collar the cylinder .

They act as a tighter collar than the rest of the sleeve and encircle a recessed narrower neck area in the cylinder. Until these 2 side tabs/ clips/ hooks are bent way back from the narrow recessed neck , I was not able to slide the cylinder out from the main latch body. After this step, my latch body was decimated , chewed , snapped --> worthless.
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getting cylinder out

Put key in and turn 1/2 way between OPEN and LOCKED. Pull gently and cylinder should slide right out.
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