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    Glovebox arms

    Hi Guys

    Need a bit of help - my glovebox arms have broken - it was okay with just one, but now the other has gone too.

    Now i can remove the lid from the glovebox okay, but how can i then seperate this further, or remove the bases of the old arms? i can get a pare of arms for a fiver, just have no idea how fit them in place of the old ones?

    Any help?

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    Got the same problem here to sort out, where are you able to get them for a fiver?
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    Just search for 'astra g glovebox' on ebay - about £5 for a pair plus a couple of quid postage - has them in black and grey

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    Cheers bud, will let you know how I get on if you haven't solved it by then...
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    Or buy them from Vauxhall, they're not that expensive.
    BOW, GLOVE BOX LID, BLACK (NLS.- USE 93176479)
    To remove broken arms take a small flat bladed screwdriver & insert on the short side towards the hinge, then lever out the base (it has a lip that catches under the opposite short side).
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    Thanks SG Man!!

    Will have to have a go at getting them out later - will be dificult as they snapped close to the base, but at least i know how they should come out!!

    Cheers

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    i had a similar issue with one of mine that snapped very close to the base.
    I could not fit a flat blade in between easily enough so I used a pair of vice grips. placed them nice and tight on the 2mm that was left and gave it a sharp pull.
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    i did this last week as one of my arms was broken and each time i went over a speed bump my glove box slammed open on the passangers leggs ahahah was a laff till it happen to me

    best place to buy the parts is e-bay u can get them for £6 with postage or just over. they come in grey or black so just get which ever one you need.

    i read the fourm and some one said its eazy to pull out with pliers well i tried this for a hour while remembering i didnt wanna damage any thing else an it just didnt wanna move out of its slots if you look at it carfully and cant get it out i took the idea off drilling 2 small holes right at the base sticking in a flat screw driver and popping it clean out the new one should fit in with in seconds it just a pain getting the old one out and mine had never been changed or touched as the factory had a good tight fitting.

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