Broken glove box hinge !!
I know it's a common problem that the glove box hinges break due to a stiff damper behind.
Anyway, as I baught my car last Thursday, I wasn't aware of this, The symptom was bad though, once you open the latch, the lid would drop 2 cm the stay there. You would then have to pull it down with a bit of force. I did intend to look it up online but before I could do that, I have already broken the left hinge!!
Anyway, I know its not too difficult to remove for a DIY fix, just a few bolts. However, I have a few obstacles in there, a CD Changer, a cooled compartment and and an air bag switch.
Is there any way that I could open just the lid with the hinges and the damper without having to remove any of the other things in there? I don't want to take the whole thing out and have to disconnect wires etc, then have the airbag light come on and stuff like that. I just want to take the lid out and the hinges and the damper. Is this possible? What can I do?