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#1040795 - 10/09/06 10:28 AM glove box latch
Curley Offline
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Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 39
Loc: New Mexico
My glovebox latch quit working on one side last night. How do I get in and whats the cure for fixing it?

Thanks

Curley
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#1040796 - 10/09/06 10:32 AM Re: glove box latch
AOD Offline

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Registered: 12/06/00
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Loc: Asheville, North Carolina
Alex, where you at?
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#1040797 - 10/09/06 01:50 PM Re: glove box latch
dkcase Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 65
Loc: Illinois
Happened to me on my '89 not very long ago.
Got a new one from the dealer. Was about $30.
Like I was told in this earlier thread, you will use your old lock cylinder with it. It wasn't difficult.
First, I tried to repair the little "scissors" pot metal pieces with JBWeld. Naaaah. Didn't work.

Good advice in the thread is to hold the latch open while you close the door -- I do that now, even though I don't think I'll have to make it last another 17 years.

earlier thread

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#1040798 - 10/09/06 02:58 PM Re: glove box latch
Curley Offline
n00b

Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 39
Loc: New Mexico
Thanks for the info, I'm still unsure about how to open the glovebox to get the broken lock out. Somehow its difficult to replace when it can't be opened.

Thanks

Curley
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#1040799 - 10/09/06 10:25 PM Re: glove box latch
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Registered: 04/12/04
Posts: 5607
Loc: central VA
I worked on mine with a screwdriver for a while when it froze up. Glove box is just a little misaligned now...
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#1040800 - 10/09/06 10:30 PM Re: glove box latch
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Registered: 05/16/01
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Loc: Groveland, MA
The one in my white car is at the point where I REALLY need to fix it. But, I'll wait until it's completely gone.
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#1040801 - 10/09/06 10:46 PM Re: glove box latch
gearmaker Offline
n00b

Registered: 08/13/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Caldwell,Idaho
Happened on my '89 also. I undid the hinge screws and was able to work a screwdriver in to undo latch. Went to the local u-pull it and they just gave it to me.
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#1040802 - 10/10/06 05:24 PM Re: glove box latch
GM_Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/17/00
Posts: 15855
Loc: London, Ontario Canada
Quote:

Alex, where you at?




Eh? <yawn stretch> What? =-)

Contortion and persuasion.

Alex.
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#1040803 - 10/11/06 12:35 PM Re: glove box latch
Curley Offline
n00b

Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 39
Loc: New Mexico
Got it out finally. Thanks for the advice, I slowly dismantled it from the outside until I could get a screwdriver inside to manually actuate the latch. Now I'm off to buy a new one.

Thanks

Curley
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#1040804 - 10/15/06 01:49 AM Re: glove box latch
mikeri Offline
Climber

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 808
After 231k miles, my 89 is on its 3rd glovebox latch. I now have learned to lube it occasionlly with some grease. This has kept this one working the longest. This is a weak part in these great cars.

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#1040805 - 11/02/06 12:01 PM Re: glove box latch
2000_cvp71 Offline
Member

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 474
Loc: North NJ
Does anyone have the part nember for a latch on an 89
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#1040806 - 11/02/06 12:08 PM Re: glove box latch
2000_cvp71 Offline
Member

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 474
Loc: North NJ
Just got off the phone with ford dealership. It is $38. I will post the part number when I recive it.
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#1040807 - 11/02/06 12:21 PM Re: glove box latch
Nigel87 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/05
Posts: 1415
Loc: Pacific NorthWET
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Just got off the phone with ford dealership. It is $38. I will post the part number when I recive it.



$38? That's a bit much. I hope you didn't pay it. I might have an extra one with no key. It's yours for shipping.
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#1040808 - 11/02/06 02:27 PM Re: glove box latch
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA
38 bucks?! You're nuttier than a fruitcake if you paid that.

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#1040809 - 11/02/06 03:06 PM Re: glove box latch
Neil Offline
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Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 2273
Loc: Corner of Walk and Don't Walk
I'm sure you could get several for that price from a boneyard. When one breaks, just grab another one from your box of parts!
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