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ARRGGHH...Glove box lock mechanism...???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zeus33rd, May 18, 2002.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    How the HEELLL do you get the damn thing out of the door? I want to put my new glove box together and I can't figure out how to get the lock out....../forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    Hey joe If I remember right there is a nut about a 7/8 or so that just holds it on from the back of the box it is only about 1/8 thick hold the door at you and you can see it then unscrew it and there ya go..
    Or are you talking about the lock in the middle of the knob...mike
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmm, No nut that I can see..If it was that simple I couldna done that myself....What I'm talkin about is the entire lock/latch mechanism. On the glove box on my truck the hinge part is beroken...And ya cant just change the hinge. You have to change the entire plastic compartment thingy. The hinge and compartment are all one piece. I have a glove box from a jumk yard that is good, but the wreong color. So I need to swap out the hinge piece with mine...Can't get the frickin lock off!!! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    trade you.. i cant get my lock to stay in...

    lol
     
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    trade you.. i cant get my lock to stay in...

    lol
     
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    trade you.. i cant get my lock to stay in...

    lol
     
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    i couldnt get mine off either so i just made a hinge from piano hinge we had in stock at the shop where i work . i did this after i was wheeling and it came open and dumpered all my junk i had chock full and then proceded to fall all the way off !! haha that was funny and maddening at the same time ...
     
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    on earlier styles there is a turn mechanism with only a tiny hole in the center. Just insert a paperclip until the turn mechanism separates from the latch. Then you will see a hex style nut to loosen or tighten everything up. Keep the pin in the turn mechanism so the tumblers are easier to reinsert after it's back together.
     

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