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Old 02-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Stuck Glovebox

Hey my brothers and sisters from other motheres...(I know, I'm so white it hurts)
I tried doing search and came up empty-handed. I hope that all you fellow Bimmer folks out there have some suggestions for me.
My glovebox is inoperable. Completely. I have tried the actuators with the key in, locked, unlocked, key out in both positions, to no avail. It would be kind of handy, since my insurance, registration, and various other little things are in there. I obviously don't want to incur and unnecessary damage to the interior, so I was hoping someone might know the trick to getting it open without busting the ever-loving shit out of it.
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Mine was broken in the front causing heavy load on the latch. To open it, I have to lift the whole box to unload the latch.
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Mine was broken in the front causing heavy load on the latch. To open it, I have to lift the whole box to unload the latch.
...tried it already. Unsuccessful.
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you basically have to destroy the entire latch assembly, no easy task, i had to do this and i swear i never want to do it again...i then had to replace the latch

i dont have any better advice, my buddy is a 25+ year BMW mastertech and he knew a few tricks with a screw driver but i couldnt duplicate it to save my life
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you basically have to destroy the entire latch assembly, no easy task, i had to do this and i swear i never want to do it again...i then had to replace the latch

i dont have any better advice, my buddy is a 25+ year BMW mastertech and he knew a few tricks with a screw driver but i couldnt duplicate it to save my life
Seriously? Damn it! That's what I was afraid of. Every time I have gotten in the car I've though...."damn, if I get pulled over, I'm screwed, all my legal documents are in the stinking glovebox!"

Well, I guess if that's how it needs to happen...*sigh*

thanks for the advice W and K!
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i have the no glovebox mod, no problems opening here
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I used *snip* to jimmy open my locks when they were jammed. Maybe it will help you too. Good luck!!
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^ can you delete the link from his quote Dont wanna help him!

And i unbolted the back hindge of the GB and lifeted the back up to tilt the glovebox enough to expose enough arear to use a screw driver to pop the latch out

And can An Admin delete my post I dont think Mr.Fatty Catty is a pos
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Sorry, I can't...it's too late for me, but a mod on the other hand...
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