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Old 06-04-2009, 06:35 PM
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Z3 Glove Box Sag

Where do I find the glove box sag kit?? Anyone have one or do I look on ebay??
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:40 PM
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try to look on ebay.... good luck....
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:44 PM
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:51 PM
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Another recent thread (either on this board or another) was saying that they weren't finding that particular kit on ebay anymore, nor were they getting a reply when emailing the guy. I've used the kit and can vouch for it, if you can get it.

In the meantime, take out the steel bolster in the glove box door to buy you some time. If it is already sagging it won't fix it, but it will remove a ton of weight and prevent it from sagging further. If it isn't sagging yet, it may be all the fix you need.

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Old 06-04-2009, 10:58 PM
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Where do I find the glove box sag kit?? Anyone have one or do I look on ebay??
Is yours installed right with the lower tabs in place?



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Old 06-06-2009, 03:48 PM
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I have been ill (vertigo) all week and have not had an opportunity to respond to you guys. Today, I left a message on ebay for "netlocksusa", but from what I have read...looks like he no longer has any kits left. I have looked at the positioning of the plate, Ron, and it appears that mine is quite different than the pics you have posted...(see pics posted) My car is a 2001 3.0 liter roadster. I do not know if that makes a difference?? Does this indicate that the kit will not fit my glove box?? Please advise!! If I cannot find a kit, I may consider making my own plate...saw this on DIY section. Thanks to all of you for the information.

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Old 06-06-2009, 06:23 PM
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Sagging glove box

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Old 06-08-2009, 10:21 PM
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I have purchased the materials for a DIY glovebox fix...Silly question: Does the homemade brace replace the existing brace or does it mount on top of the existing brace when installing it ??
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:33 AM
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Ron's pic are from the bottom or rear of the glove box, closer to the hinge end...... My brace bolted on top of the existing parts, put the original brace back on and fab a strip of metal that allows you to bolt thru it into the OEM holes.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:06 PM
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CAnt open my locked z3 glove box

HI

How can I get my locked glove box open, I use the key and it does not open.

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I just got a 01 3.0 Z3 and the glovebox is sagging badly.

Is this the kit that people are buying?
http://search.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W...cksusaQQhtZ-1:

I guess I could make it myself but for $30, it isn't worth my time.

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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Yes, that's the current kit
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Thanks, I'm going to try to install it over the weekend. Any advise?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:36 AM
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Has anyone done this yet? Are these kits worth the money?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:01 PM
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I can't tell you for sure whether the kits are worth the money or not, but I have addressed the possibility of sag without spending anything on it.

My glovebox lid was just starting to show signs of sagging and one of the main reasons is the heavy metal bolster in the lid. I pulled the glovebox lid, removed the bolster, and adjusted/bent/formed the existing latch plate, and no more tendency to sag. It makes the lid MUCH lighter.

The bolsters on the driver's side and the passenger side are intended to deflect the driver's and passenger's knees downward under the dash in the event of a major accident where either are NOT wearing a seatbelt.

When wearing a seatbelt these bolsters aren't 100% necessary. My personal take on the issue is that if I'm in an accident where the bolsters are needed along WITH a seatbelt, I'm going to have a LOT more to worry about than just my legs. It's amazing how heavy those two bolsters are...
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:20 PM
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I actually used a block of wood and a long wood screw. I'm cheap but it worked.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:03 PM
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Has anyone done this yet? Are these kits worth the money?
I did this fix last week on my 2000 Z3M and it works perfect.
Took about 1/2 hour to 40 mins. Glove box is tight and rattle free.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:17 AM
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I also completed the fix using the kit. At the time I didn't have much mechanical experience. The process was novice level, in my opinion, and worked perfectly to correct the sag. I highly recommend it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:42 PM
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Installed and it works nicely! Thanks!
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