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    glove box hinge snapped

    just opened the glove box and the hinge on the right has snapped, i dont want to have to change my glove box as its all been custom made in the inside for the ps2 and other bits i have, am i able to just change the front of it by knocking out the pins at the bottom and then change the lock over to the new one too
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    By the hinge do you mean the curve tab thing that stops the glovebox from completely falling open? (one on each side).

    If so then you can just get replacement ones as the same happened to mine. It's a bit of a pain in the arse to remove the old one but they do come out!
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    mine snapped about 4 days after getting the car and still like it now

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    I did a HOW2 but I dont think its gone up yet.

    Anyway here it is:

    Short How2 on replacing the checkstraps.

    First of all you need to buy the straps from Vauxhall (They come as a pair). The part number is 93176479 and cost £4.15 (its called 'BOW' on the invoice)

    you can also buy them separately (in three colours).

    Part numbers are

    Black RH - 24447201
    Black LH - 24447198

    Beige RH - 24447200
    Beige LH - 24447197

    Grey RH - 24447202
    Grey LH - 24447199



    The straps are sided so make sure you put them in the right positions. This is looking at them as if the glovebox is in front of you.



    Open up the glove box to its full extent and then 'lift' the straps where they go into the glove box so you can fully open it.



    Open it right up so its open really wide so you have more access to the lid and straps (Right strap already removed).



    To remove the strap you need to pull it back so that it releases the front of the strap as thats how they 'clip' in.



    When you refit the new strap make sure the back of it goes in first and then the front. They are VERY tight as you will find out when removing the old one. It feels as if its going to break.


    Hope this helps and saves anyone buying a new glovebox just because the strap is broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    They are VERY tight as you will find out when removing the old one. It feels as if its going to break.
    Yes they are very tight and mine did break when I removed it. Had to attack it with a small flat head screwdriver to remove the base of it in the end...
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    cheer for that will nip up vx tomorrow and get some and attempt it

    as it is p****** me off now

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    excellent thanks lee, job done and popped out with a bang and i though oh sh*t but all was ok lol
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    Glad it helped.

    Hopfully it might end up in the HOW2's
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    That's a great How2.

    Got the old one out with a hell of a bang. Just waiting for some replacements to come now.

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    Awesome how to.. Thisll help heaps!!

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