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Old 10-23-2004, 04:50 AM
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Angry Stuck Glovebox

On a 87 300D, the glovebox seems to not want to open. I'm assuming that the innards are busted as the key can turn to either position and it still won't open. Is there anyway to get this open without mutilating the dash? The door doesn't really matter as i purchased a replacement for that, just in case.

I've searched with no luck either.

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Old 10-23-2004, 06:27 AM
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Mine was the same way. I used a thin bladed knife and pushed the catch out of the way. On the plastic liner there is a nipple that the lock/release mechanism is secured to. Mine was broken off. Metal vs plastic.... metal always wins. To fix it I bought a small stove bolt and a nut and lock washer. The bolt must be the same diameter as the broken plastic nipple. I drilled a hole where the nipple was and inserted the bolt in the hole and assembled the lock mechanism. Works fine/lasts a long time. Also cheaper than the plastic door liner !!!!
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:18 PM
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To fix it I bought a small stove bolt and a nut and lock washer. The bolt must be the same diameter as the broken plastic nipple. I drilled a hole where the nipple was and inserted the bolt in the hole and assembled the lock mechanism. Works fine/lasts a long time. Also cheaper than the plastic door liner !!!!
Just came up with the same solution a week ago, works great, saved me $24,-
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, but is the latch on a W124 similar?
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the replies but it seems that your repairs are for the W123, this is on a W124.

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