The ideal side hinge top top my gloves box door broke and I didn"t want to salary $300 to change the whole glove box, so i did a few searches and also found an AZ member that sells hinge repair kits... His name is Fritz and he goes by PCYC. Ns figured "what the hell" and also ordered one.Fritz do the bracket and also I received it simply a few days later. It"s a quality part, make of really solid steel. The screw feet were respond to sunk, he included the screws and also the totality thing to be painted matt black.
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I complied with the consisted of instructions and also managed to remove the two hinge pins that hosted the glove box door, and removed the door. Here"s a shoot of my damaged hinge:
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The parentheses Fritz listed fit the curve of the hinge perfectly. I spent some time making certain it to be lined increase properly, drilled 4 1/16" pilot holes because that the screws, and installed the bracket. I additionally put a liberal lot of stunner glue on the break, but it really wasn"t necessary.
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While I had actually the door off I eliminated the piston that is linked to the door. Just unclip the wiring harness, and twist the piston around until knob the connects it come the glove box currently up simply right and also it will pop off. I tried to move the piston in and out and also had come really usage a many force, clearly this to be the reason that the hinge damaged in the first place. I considered leaving that disconnected, yet if i did the the light wouldn"t work. So, i drilled a tiny hole in the finish of the piston, and also dribbled part oil in there. After ~ I functioned the piston earlier and forth a few times that started relocating easily. The feet isn"t an extremely big, I offered the exact same 1/16" bit, so over there is quiet some an adverse pressure the slows the piston"s motion a bit.Here"s wherein I drilled the hole:
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And here"s the piston attached back to the gloves box, it just needs to be rotated ago around for this reason the back of the part (with the hole) is pointing towards the former of the car:
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When ns reinstalled the gloves box door I discovered that the hinge bracket was rubbing versus the component of the gloves box that surrounding it, for this reason I supplied my dremel come sand simply a tiny bit off the former of the surround to do it a little bit bigger. Ns didn"t take any type of pics that that, but it will be apparent where you should sand if friend run into the exact same problem. Problem solved, so i reinstalled the pins holding the door come the gloves box, linked the piston and also the wiring harness, and also that to be it.I can"t speak enough around the high quality of the part that Fritz makes, it was well precious the $25. The clip is virtually invisible from inside the car, you have to be trying to find it to even see it, and also the repair provides it similar to the gloves box door was never ever broken. If you have a damaged hinge on your gloves box this is the method to go, just pm PCYC and he will collection you up.Dave


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