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    Quick question, do both pins need to be removed in order to have the lid off?
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    Yes or other hinge will snap.

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    Thanks pal
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    My (B7) left hinge has just snapped so this sticky looks like it will be quite useful.
    Does anyone know the price for a new hinge as I don't like the idea of fitting a basic metal bracket, self tapping screws and glue!
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    If you could buy a new hinge this thread wouldn't exist ........

    A new glove box is in the region of £300 from what I've heard. You can try ebay.
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    Ah right, I see.... Thanks James.
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    I just removed the lid and broken hinge and drilled two guide holes and then used two thick screws from the bottom going through the broken hinge and into the glove box, has done the job and hasnt broken again, i did this 6 months ago! it keeps it looking neat without a big bracket inside the glove box. can only see the screw heads if you stick your head in the footwell haha
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    FFS, this issue is doing my nut in.
    Glovebox removed nice and easy, but these 2 hinge pins are a blinkin nightmare. They just don't want to come out.
    Also, how the hell does the damper come off the glovebox? I want to trim my 'O' ring (oooo,er missus) but can't remove the damper to start with.
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    I think the damper twists out of the glove box, rotate it 45 degrees ish and it should pull away from it.

    The pins underneath are a fiddle, you can see the mess I made of mine getting them out.
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    I have got the damper off now. Should I now be able to open it up to trim the so called O ring??
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    Just spray the inside with some grease, so moves freely, I often repair peoples gloveboxes & grease them up & work ok afterwards

    The 8P iirc, enables you to push the hinge pins outward from the inside of glovebox, bit of a bummer the 8E version huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Just spray the inside with some grease, so moves freely, I often repair peoples gloveboxes & grease them up & work ok afterwards

    The 8P iirc, enables you to push the hinge pins outward from the inside of glovebox, bit of a bummer the 8E version huh.
    Bit of a bummer is a mega understatement I tell ya!
    I have managed to get one pin out, but the other does not want to play the game.
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    OK, bit of an update on my broken Glove box hinge. I eventually managed to get the second pin out, after drilling a small hole in the side of my glove box lid so I could then use the drill bit to hammer the pin out from one side.

    I then super-glued the broken hinge back on and left over the weekend to make sure it had set enough.
    Next I drilled a small pilot hole from the back of the bracket and inserted a self tapper all the way through, as you can see in this first picture:

    Screw in Bracket.jpg

    I then fitted two brackets to each hinge with small self tapper screws to hopefully give the hinge extra strength and stop the problem happening again.
    Left Bracket:

    Left Bracket.jpg

    Right Bracket:

    Right Bracket.jpg

    I think its not a bad result given the brackets are gold in colour, but I couldn't find any black ones anywhere.
    You will only see them when the glove box is open which is not very often anyway.

    So off to fit it all back together and see if it the lid stays on. Will report back soon.
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