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stiff glove box lid

M7R Mar 10, 2009

  1. M7R

    M7R Type Approval Engineer,

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    has anyone got a fix for a stiff glove box lid? my dads new A4 has a lid thats a bugger to open but at the mo the hinges are still ok so Id like to sort this before he brakes it as its only a matter of time!!

    cheers

    Karl.
     
  2. gjwell

    gjwell Member

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    Pop the side panel off on the left of the dash (you will need the passenger door open). You should see a pivoted light switch with a kind of damper. This is connected to the glove box lid with a plastic pin. When the damper gets too stiff the pin usually breaks or pops out. Pull the pin put and try the glove box lid now and see if it is free? If so then this is the problem not sure if you can re-grease it or buy a new one? Hope this helps.
     
  3. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    This happens to mine aswell, I'll try that out aswell
     
  4. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    I just snapped the hinge on my glovebox at the weekend :sob:
     
  5. andrewl74

    andrewl74 New Member

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    mine was broken when i bought it, someone stuck a screw in it to stop it falling down.. still havent fixed it. would be interested to fix it but it looks complicated!
     
  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Silicone spray on the damper sorts it out, worth doing regularly as otherwise the hinge will snap then you're looking at £300+ for a new glovebox, or at least £80+ for a new door.
     
  7. c4a5er

    c4a5er Member

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    I used a smear of silicon grease for a more permanent fix. Remove the damper, pop off the switch and pull out the piston to grease.
     

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