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The Glove Box won't shut... Looks like the latch system isn't connected to the handle anymore i.e. the handle is loose. I know this is a common fault so there should be a fix?

Current fix is a piece of cardboard wedged between the glove box lid and dash lol!

Can anyone help?
 

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This happened to mine. I'm afraid u need a new glovebox, the stealer changed mine - it took them a few hours. If your planning to do it yourself u need to research how to replace the glovebox lock.
 

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Thanks for the reply [Y] As the car is out of warranty now i'll have to see if I can fix the lock myself.

Can the lid be prized apart at all? Or should I just save myself the bother and pick one up from a scappy [:S]
 

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Tut, Tut,..VW have something to answer for on this car ![:(]

Try OEM parts, I thought I saw a glovebox on thier site the other week (could be wrong though, I do a lot of surfing for parts).

Hope you get sorted mate.

Ade
 

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I replaced the glove box lid on a 51 reg Mkiv Turbo a few weeks ago, had to buy a new one from the dealers ( ?53.00 ) as there don't seem to be many good second hand ones around but you may be luckier than I was. The vortex link gives a lot of good info. but the lid on there is a lot different to mine, I don't have metal parts or a damper, I found I could get at the Infamous hidden screw by taking out the ash tray assembly, loosening the front tunnel cover and moving it slightly. Take note of the advice to put the key into the lock before releasing it from the lid, this will save you lots of time spent looking for parts and rebuilding the lock.I marked the top of the lock so I got it back in the same position as it came out but I don't know if this matters, Good Luck.
 

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glove box lid is glued together in two halves.the sister-law broke hers and it was a plastic pin inside that had broke on one of the halve sections so she had to buy a new one in the end.

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Fitted the new glove box lid last night.

You weren't wrong about the differences between US and Euro spec lids! Anyway did the swap in just under an hour, which wasn't bad. In fact the bit that took the longest was trying to get the ash tray section back in as I'd not seated the gear stick surround correctly.

Cheers for all the pointers folks [Y]
 
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