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Old 10-08-2012, 07:44 PM
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Glove Box

So last night my girlfriend decided I didn't need the handle for my glove box and broke it off. Little did I realize the locking mechanism made it almost impossible to open. So after breaking a lot of small plastic pieces she got her book out of my demolished glove box and life was continued.

I am wondering were to get a complete glove box. Lol there is no E34 in the local junk yards but there's a E28,36,and 30 would they work or no?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:54 PM
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Yes Its Commen for it to fail only after 18 years or 8,000 closes. Post 15 in this link will guide you to replacement parts. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=511492

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:36 PM
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I need the WHOLE thing lol. But thanks for the help.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:49 AM
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I had a destroyed glove box due to a break in and it was then locked shut. I was able to pinch the locking mechanism to finally get the glove box open.
I bought the lock kit online. It came with a million small springs and pins accompanied by German text. Most of those parts are not used.
Only the ones needed to rekey the lock to your car key.
BMW wanted $150 to set up the lock barrel! I went to a local lock smith who did the job in 15 minutes for $25. I, of course, did the instal which was very simple.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:19 PM
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you shouldnt need the whole thing, the handle is replacable on the glove box.

just go to a wrecker and get one.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:55 PM
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Wreckers are a good first resort.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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Use realoem.com for diagram of parts and PNs
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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Mine is missing the handle and I just pinch the half moon towards the drivers side and it pops open
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:20 PM
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I have a complete glove box if you're looking for one, did you get my reply to your PM?

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:40 PM
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Guys, his Girlfriend probably ripped the whole glovebox apart, not just the handle.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:00 AM
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No I gotta look at it again. But it looked like I broke the plastics mounts to hold the looking stuff on. The mounts seem to be one assembly with the glove box.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:55 AM
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1) Replace glove box. 2) Replace girlfriend.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:40 AM
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Hahaha, It's on the list.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:30 PM
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the real issue here is the girlfriend...

Mine doesnt like my bimmers. They're "old" and "gross." When i picked up my E28 her EXACT reactaion was ::see if i'm being serious:: followed by "ew." with a grimace.

Needless to say the broad loves the Z. shes shallow i guess.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:58 PM
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Old and gross maybe - Anybody checked out even a 15yr old Hyundai lately?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:43 PM
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She loves to drive my E34, and i think she likes my conquest more than me. Don't know why she's only been in it twice LOL. It is one of the sexist things on this planet tho.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:05 AM
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Thanks guys.... First of all I love his car I just wanted my book out of the glovebox and it was dark and I didn't pull it very hard.
Second, I only broke the handle Josh did a fine job of breaking the rest.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:22 PM
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OK - Repair glove box; keep car; ditch ol' clumsy fingers.
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