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Glovebox damper fault

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by petrieboy, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. petrieboy
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    my glovebox has suddenly lost it's dampened action. now when you open it, it falls open suddenly rather than opening gently.
    ive popped off the side panel revealing what i think is the damper (see pic) but theres nothing obviously wrong with it. am i looking at the right thing, or am i going to have to remove the whole glovebox?

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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    thats the blighter.

    normally need a good oiling!!! Dunno how they work tho. Take it off and strip it to see whats wrong - if its broke anyway, why not?
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    Yep thats it, I sprayed mine with WD40 lastnight when I finally fixed my Broken Hinge (courtesy of the Andy Mac knowledge tried n tested - great fix by the way), Makes a lovely sucking noise now tho.
    If you do take you glovebox out, be very careful, these things are flimsy if its open, slight knock could Faccckkk your hinges!

    I bet they (damper) aint expensive if a new one is required though.
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    I paid just approx £117 from Audi for a glovebox with room for a CD changer, so thankfully they aren't too expensive if you ever need to replace one.

    Only reason I bought another, was to have the space to mount the CD changer.

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    [Mar 27, 2008]
    Trouble is you can't get just the damper from Audi - only a complete glovebox!!!
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    Bloody'ell,stupid aint it!
    I got quoted nearly £350 from my dealer :huh: when I asked about a glovebox!
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    [Mar 28, 2008]
    try a mini moto steering damper lol!
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    [Mar 28, 2008]
    Are you sure? The damper has it's own part number, I can look it up on etka tonight if you want, then just pop into audi parts and order the damper.
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    [Mar 29, 2008]
    The damper part no. is: 8E2 880 324.
    The hinge pin part no. is: 8E0 880 802. This is just a small pin which holds the damper onto the glovebox lid, you could probably re-use your old pin.
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    [Mar 30, 2008]
    I'll go stand in the corner with a pointed hat on my head!
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    [Mar 30, 2008]
    Not too quickly Dave, just because I've found the part number doesn't mean that Audi will sell it as an individual part, but it won't hurt pestering them for it.
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    [Mar 31, 2008]
    Hi Guys,

    Should all B6s' have a damped glove box lid?

    Mine has not since new. A4 3.0Q 02 Plate.

    Cheers for now.
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    [Mar 31, 2008]
    AFAIK yes.
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    [Apr 3, 2008]
    Hi All,

    In partic PD.

    Yes I have got one and yes it does not work!

    There is some evidence of fluid leak - guess that is why.

    Off to Audi, as soon a smortgage is arranged!!!

    Malcolm
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