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gertrude12 02-08-2013 02:57 AM

glove box stuck
 
I suppose while I'm here, I should ask this:

Does anyone know how to get into the glove box when it won't unlock? It looks like someone tried to force it open, perhaps to see if there was anything worth stealing. Now it won't unlock, so I can't get in to fix the problem. I figure there must some easy way that won't break anything further.

germx 02-10-2013 11:17 PM

Can you explain more about why it won't unlock? Does the key go in all the way? The key goes in all the way but won't turn? Perhaps something is stuck inside the key slot? Can you see if there is something inside?

BMWFatherFigure 02-11-2013 06:08 AM

Give us the full info and we will try to help.

gertrude12 02-11-2013 11:26 PM

The key goes in and turns, but the lock doesn't unlatch. I can't see inside, but the left hand side looks as though it has been pulled on quite hard...sort of "curled out" a bit.

Not sure what else you want to know.

germx 02-12-2013 12:10 AM

have you read this thread yet?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=511492

BMWFatherFigure 02-12-2013 12:59 AM

Try pushing the handle into the normal position and try to unloc again.

germx 02-12-2013 10:38 AM

in an effort to help, i messed up mine too! lmao
locked it with key, then unlocked it, now pulling up on the latch wont unlatch the glove box. Gertrude12 is this the same problem you are having?
i do notice a slight difference when locked and unlocked. when locked (keyslot horizontal) the latch only moves up a little. when unlocked (keyslot vertical) the latch moves up a little more but not enough to unlatch the glove box. it's like something is in the way or blocking the latch.

Edit: Found out later when locked the keyslot is vertical

germx 02-12-2013 01:11 PM

Officer, you can't give me a ticket, my insurance and registration are in the glove box and I can't open it :D

BMWFatherFigure 02-13-2013 01:13 AM

Try pushing the box up from the bottom as you work the latch. It might release and can then be lowered.

gertrude12 02-14-2013 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by germx (Post 7376467)
in an effort to help, i messed up mine too! lmao
locked it with key, then unlocked it, now pulling up on the latch wont unlatch the glove box. Gertrude12 is this the same problem you are having?
i do notice a slight difference when locked and unlocked. when locked (keyslot horizontal) the latch only moves up a little. when unlocked (keyslot vertical) the latch moves up a little more but not enough to unlatch the glove box. it's like something is in the way or blocking the latch.

That is EXACTLY the problem I'm having!

Will try FatherFigure's suggestion to see if that helps.

gertrude12 02-14-2013 04:33 AM

Well, I've managed to get the glove box open :thumbup:. Sadly, I have broken the latch in doing so :mad:. Not sure if it will close again either! :rofl:

Once it opened, I noticed that neither of the pivot clamps were attached to anything. Wonder if that might have contributed to the problem?

germx 02-14-2013 09:40 AM

sorry to hear you broke it. just found a previous thread that might help someone else get it open. i will try this at some point.
link post #33

_Ethrty-Andy_ 02-14-2013 09:34 PM

pretty common in the E30s. not sure if the E30 and E34 handles are cross compatable, but the poverty pack E30 318i dont have the lock and just a clean handle, so people usually retrofit them onto their 325i etc. may work for E34 as well not sure.

like this which is my 316i (sorry old photo from my old ****ty Acer phone)
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...D952FA7FB4.jpg


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