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Old 05-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Glove Box Handle Broken - Won't Open - HELP!

Went to open the glove box (the one in the passenger side dash) and the handle breaks free in my hand. But the glove box doesn't open. I've spent an hour messing with it. By my estimation, without the handle the latch shouldn't hold the door close. It should just fall open.

I can't seem to get the latch to release. Any ideas? The latch/handle mechanism basically broke in two. The handle just came off with the lock still intact.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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bump... I can't be the only one to have this issue.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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bump... Really nobody has had this problem?
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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PM Bump... Come on somebody has seen this.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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This is just getting depressing... come on.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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mine broke to ! but the whole thing came out. i put it back in for the meantime. the only thing that is holding it up is the lock. i put the key in and turn it to hold it in place. might want to start there. the key might release it for you. good luck
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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You 2 must be the only ones that have ever broke the glove box.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:30 AM   #8
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You 2 must be the only ones that have ever broke the glove box.
Guess so.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:27 PM   #9
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In case anyone is listening, it is July 1 2009 and my 2006 glove box door handle just broke into pieces. Now it won't open. Any ideas on how to open without damaging the door itself? There doesn't seem to be much out there on this failure - help!
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:39 PM   #10
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In case anyone is listening, it is July 1 2009 and my 2006 glove box door handle just broke into pieces. Now it won't open. Any ideas on how to open without damaging the door itself? There doesn't seem to be much out there on this failure - help!
Hmmm, you have a 2006.....still under warranty?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #11
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OK, yes the door should just fall open. The back of the v arm that the lock bar sits in when the glove box is closed has a notch that the arm on the handle holds in place. If the handle falls out and the arm comes with it the glove box should just fall open.

To get mine open I had to take a dremel and cut away the rest of the latch until the screws gave way. Then put a new latch back in.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:51 AM   #12
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I live in Oklahoma City and my dealer tells me there is not a latch, for my broken glove box, available . Does anybody know where I can get one?

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:48 PM   #13
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http://willcoxcorvette.com/advanced_...keywords=glove
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:09 PM   #14
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I have a 2007 and mine just broke. As I went to open the glove box the latch snapped in two. I did not even pull hard on the thing. I used pliers to pull down on the little metal tab. and it opened. But this still sucks as I'm out of warranty.
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I have a 2007 and mine just broke. As I went to open the glove box the latch snapped in two. I did not even pull hard on the thing. I used pliers to pull down on the little metal tab. and it opened. But this still sucks as I'm out of warranty.
Probably made in China. Mine just broke also 2007. $62 bucks at Ecklers; afraid to see how much the stealer wants. Of course warranty just ran out.
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I have a 2007 and mine just broke. As I went to open the glove box the latch snapped in two. I did not even pull hard on the thing. I used pliers to pull down on the little metal tab. and it opened. But this still sucks as I'm out of warranty.
Did either of you guys try the C6 section?

all three of ya..
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Did either of you guys try the C6 section?

all three of ya..
... you know you posted in C5 tech right?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:09 AM   #18
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My handle pulls up but the glove box won't open. It appears that the handle breaks easily, so I'm afraid to force it. At least my proof of insurance card is in the cup holder, however, the pink slip is stuck inside.
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My handle pulls up but the glove box won't open. It appears that the handle breaks easily, so I'm afraid to force it. At least my proof of insurance card is in the cup holder, however, the pink slip is stuck inside.
Your car was fired? If you have question, you should start a new thread as this year old thread will get locked down.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #20
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And have someone suggest that I do a search because this subject has been discussed previously? Never mind, just close it.
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