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Old 09-22-2014, 02:24 PM
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Stuck Ashtray/Coin Holder Door

Guys, need some serious help here. Took my car to car wash yesterday and hours later just found out the coin holder door won't open. I went back there and ask that guy, of course they will deny what he did.

I really don't want to force it, just afraid it will crack LOL. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? My warranty already expired, so I either need to find a way to fix it myself or take it to someone.
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:43 PM
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You can take out the drink holder section...maybe something is gummed up in there?
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:49 PM
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I did. There is no entry or gap related to the ashtray. In fact, I clean that drink holder all the time.

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You can take out the drink holder section...maybe something is gummed up in there?
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:00 PM
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I did. There is no entry or gap related to the ashtray. In fact, I clean that drink holder all the time.
I had an issue with my center armrest not closing, turned out a penny got wedged in there. I take it that you can not see anything blocking it from closing?
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:02 PM
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Sorry, I just realized you were talking about the power area
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This is a pretty "sticky" situation. You are going to have to get that open but the screws to remove it are inside the cubby. Something is keeping the very top from going backward or you have something wedged on one of the sides.

Take a thin piece of plastic and slip it right above the top of the door move it back and forth while you press over and over on the bottom of the door. You can probably make a tool out of a plastic milk jug that will do the trick.

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Old 09-22-2014, 10:11 PM
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Jeff, thanks for the reply. Lets see if I can find something very thin plastic and slip it on the top of the door first.


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This is a pretty "sticky" situation. You are going to have to get that open but the screws to remove it are inside the cubby. Something is keeping the very top from going backward or you have something wedged on one of the sides.

Take a thin piece of plastic and slip it right above the top of the door move it back and forth while you press over and over on the bottom of the door. You can probably make a tool out of a plastic milk jug that will do the trick.

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