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Old 01-09-2011, 08:32 PM
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E34 glovebox broken

My glovebox in my 91 525i broke one hindge and is not working well like hard to open and close, I was wondering if anyone had any advise or knowledge abut this. I'm new to bimmer forumks but I learn fast. C:

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Old 01-09-2011, 08:48 PM
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Yes I had problems with mine too. There are one or two release levers at bottem back. that disengage the box from a holding rod behind the box. The two straps one on each side keep the box from dumping its contents. I used elect wire inplace of one missing strap pin. I read that the lock catch tends to fail after 15 years. Maybe a dealer item. Not sure what you mean by hinge im guessing one of the straps? The straps are removed by removing the holding pins ,hard to remove upper strap pin, so just remove the lowerclip connection on the box.LD

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Old 01-09-2011, 09:28 PM
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Thx you, the hendges r more like the things that allow the glovebox to move up and down, besides the straps. However talking to my closest dealer would help.

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Old 01-09-2011, 09:52 PM
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Sounds like one of the release latches may of come unlatched. With the box closed try simply pushing the bottom rear latch forward locking it to the rear support rod . I hope thats all it is .I think one of my rear latches is missing.good luck, If you get it fixed let us know how you fixed it Thanks LD

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:36 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:37 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:43 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:00 AM
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Thx u luckydog, I was hopeing to get a explanation about this problem, within 24 hours you gave me help. I love bimmer forums, o and bay area bimmer, good ideas all around, first step is getting it out of the garage, lol or I can bring it to u
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:07 AM
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:22 AM
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:35 PM
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I have a glovebox that seems to be permanenty locked...the upper an lower handles broke off while in the locked position.

I tool of te hinge clasp in the back, hopin it will give me room to "pick" the lock but I can't seem to get in...any help out there??
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:59 PM
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my glove box handle/lock part is also broke, won't even open. I saw 2 sellers selling the part I need to fix for just over $100. eh, my glovebox isn't worth $100 to me, haha sorry.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:46 PM
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Yeah a glove box is not worth 100 bucks
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I have a glove box that seems to be permanent locked...the upper an lower handles broke off while in the locked position.

I took off the hinge clasp in the back, hoping it will give me room to "pick" the lock but I can't seem to get in...any help out there??
Maybe if your are willing to replace the mechanisms. I was curious and did a search for the parts and found some. Keyword BMW glove box repair. This site wont let me post the link.But heres the sites name- Auto parts warehouse dot com (all one word ) search for "interior components " then pick "dash and dash accessories" then pick "Glove box and components". not very expensive LD
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:09 PM
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Thanks LuckyDog, found the part I need! Bimmerfest ROCKS!!!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:42 PM
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Thanks LuckyDog, found the part I need! Bimmerfest ROCKS!!!!
..........Bayareabimmer, you are killing me with your av/sig thing, lmao..........my mustang has flowmaster exhaust on it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:27 AM
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Maybe if your are willing to replace the mechanisms. I was curious and did a search for the parts and found some. Keyword BMW glove box repair. This site wont let me post the link.But heres the sites name- Auto parts warehouse dot com (all one word ) search for "interior components " then pick "dash and dash accessories" then pick "Glove box and components". not very expensive LD
Just the part I was looking for, perfect. Now I think I can repeir my own glovebox
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:13 AM
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Maybe if your are willing to replace the mechanisms. I was curious and did a search for the parts and found some. Keyword BMW glove box repair. This site wont let me post the link.But heres the sites name- Auto parts warehouse dot com (all one word ) search for "interior components " then pick "dash and dash accessories" then pick "Glove box and components". not very expensive LD
I am certainly willing to change the mechanisms, but I would have to be able to get it open to change them. That's the whole problem.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:56 AM
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Just the part I was looking for, perfect. Now I think I can repair my own glove box
Yes just got the part that failed on my glove box delivered in one day supplier is very close. 5 min install.

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Old 01-19-2011, 12:15 AM
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Yes just got the part that failed on my glove box delivered in one day supplier is very close. 5 min install.
thx you for all of your help and time, very helpful. soon i will have a working glovebox, with a new filter aswell
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:35 AM
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I purchased the 2nd part that Luckydog has in his photos, I think it was like $6, and it made my glovebox perfect. It took about 20 minutes to install. The entire glove box had to be pryed out, piece adjusted to fit, then all completely reinstalled. Thanks for a great thread.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:54 AM
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My glovebox handle was broken when I bought my car. I could still open it by actuating the silver handle that is shown in the pic above. I just bought a handle assembly off of a junker for a couple of bucks and put it in. My key will not work in it, but I don't care because I never lock my glove box anyway. That may be an option for others out there as well.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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My glovebox handle was broken when I bought my car. I could still open it by actuating the silver handle that is shown in the pic above. I just bought a handle assembly off of a junker for a couple of bucks and put it in. My key will not work in it, but I don't care because I never lock my glove box anyway. That may be an option for others out there as well.
good idea. ill try to see if i could switch my lock to match my key in my other lock.
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