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Somehow my golvebox handle broke and I can"t open it. Anybody out there have this issue as well and/r have any recommendations on how to open and fix it? It feels like it will break if I pull on it. I need to get in there as it has my registrtation and insurance card and I have a lead foot! Thanks in advance!:crazy
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Somehow my golvebox handle broke and I can"t open it. Anybody out there have this issue as well and/r have any recommendations on how to open and fix it? It feels like it will break if I pull on it. I need to get in there as it has my registrtation and insurance card and I have a lead foot! Thanks in advance!:crazy
Try pushing in on the center of the upper edge while you are pulling the release. The catch bar is adjustible and my be a bit loose causing it to drop down a bit farther than normal. Pushin in may allow the hook to clear it anyway. Good luck.Just another thought would be to remove the hinge screws and see if the door just drops off.
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Same ThingHad the same thing happen. Ended up forcing it open. Seems like the new one was about $40.00 from the local dealer.
2006 FPR
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Deer Park, TX

The hinge of the glove box is held onto the dash frame with three screws. It takes a 7mm socket to remove them. If you remove the screws, it may allow you to put a little pressure on the handle/latch while moving the box around in the hole........ That may allow you to get it to release without breaking anything.Good luck,Mike
had to remove the glovebox. the latch is cracked and the retaining ring in back is broken, local dealer says the parts are out of stock, but agve me some numbers to call. Amazing how one little part can cause so much grief. On a good note my new K&N Air intake came in and the weather is gonna be beautiful for install tomorrow!!:banana
Just had the same thing happen to me! I took the three screws out and that did not help. Ended up breaking the handle and that did not help!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope "out of stock" does not mean "out of production"! Hopefully they still make theses handles! Thanks!
:yellow:I have a 2004 SSR and went to open the glove box. When I pulled on the handle to release the latch it broke. Any advise on where to find the part and how to replace would be appreciated.Thanks so much,Wichita Bill
Don"t force it. I put together a procedure to open the glove box, but I was still wanting to add some more info, so it hasn"t been added to the library yet. I do not have it with but Dicktator has it. After you get it open, it is easy to replace. SSR part is out of stock. Same latch is on similar model year Saturn ( don"t have model with me), Trailblazer and Pontiac GTO. There are still a few of those in stock BUT you need to make sure you are getting a BLACK latch handle. Most Trailblazer ones are GREY. If you buy a used one (Ebay) and it has a lock on it make sure you get the key for that latch or you will not be able to change out the lock cylinder.DICKTATORCan you send Wichita Bill a pdf of the procedure?
Opening the glove box.

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1.Pull the chrome strip.2. Remove the bolts holding the bottom dash.3. Pull bottom dash down slightly, you can see the "u" shaped bar the the latch "latches" on. 4. Remove the two small bolts holding the "U" bar using an end wrench and patience.5. Glove glove box will drop open. Once you have it open, then remove the bolts at the bottom and remove the door.Take the inside cover off, you will see a "rod" the actuates the latch. It is supposed the be in the plastic guides that are probably broken. You can install a small screw to replace the tab that is broken.If you have broken the outside surround of the latch, you can put a screw in from the back to hold it in place, it will not be noticeable to anyone but you. The dealers tech broke mine and then wanted me to pay a $200 deductible. The latch is not available separate, but the door (including the latch) is available for $500.Be patient, you can repair it.Jack
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