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Glove box latch removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MUD_SPEC, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. MUD_SPEC

    MUD_SPEC Registered Member

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    I'm painting the interior of my '83 and I can't find out how to remove the glove box latch. It's not the locking type and it has a very small hole in the front and it looks like some kind of slide grooves on the back (like the back half turns somehow).
    Can anyone tell me how to get this thing apart. Thanks.
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    12 lb. sledge and a pry bar... What happens if you stick a paper clip in that hole, it might press a release of some kind...
     
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    MUD_SPEC Registered Member

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    WOW!! 12 lb sledge!!?? I'm trying to stay away from bodywork :-) I stuck a paper clip in the hole and wiggled it, but I couldn't get it to release anything.
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    It has something to do with the paper clip in the hole, then with the clip in there, try to open it normally. I can never remember exactly how to do it, I just play with it until it falls apart.


    Dorian
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  5. ChevyCaGal

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    Why don't you just put some masking tape over it? When yer done it pulls right off....

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
    "What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?"
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Cause its funner to take things apart DUH, And sometimes if your real lucky you have extra pieces left over, I have all kinds of extra pieces now and maybe some day I'll have enough to put together an extra blazer... WOOOHOOO!!!
     
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    Mudspec you figger it out yet, man I love to type in redneck,
     
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    Hey...I post my response to help this guy with what I did because it was quick and easy when I painted my rig....and you reply to me with duh? What's that about? If you don't like my suggestion ignore it, don't put me down!! [​IMG]

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
    "What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?"
     
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    Ya, put a smiley after a "duh" if you are joking and nobody gets mad...like this [​IMG] cause then we know you're joking (if you are and I sure hope so or I will be [​IMG]). See, you can't get mad at a smiley. "Duh's" are not good ways to make freinds on here. Enought with the "duh's" already.

    I for one would like to know how to make those bastards tighter. Mine rattles like crazy!

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  10. StoneyK5

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    Open the box and trip the latch like the box was closed, just inside the box on right is a poke hole. While holding the latch, poke your paper clip in the hole and find a wafer that is spring loaded and push it in while prying on the lock face on the glove door with a small flat blade. The lock will pop out enough so you'll see another wafer to push on while pulling on the lock and it will come out. Just check the angle of the back so it'll go back in the correct position. Hold the latch like it's locked to slide it back in, while pushing on the wafers, then unlock box and close it. Piece of cake...

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     
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    Settle down Ladies, no disrespect intended[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG],do ya forgive me now, I'm sorry
     
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    Ok....just thought something else is all.....forgiven....

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
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    Hey MUD SPEC, did ya figure it out ? It has nothing to do with the hole in the front of the box (or tape if you want to do it right)....

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     
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    Subject: Re: Glove box latch removal

    Cause its funner to take things apart DUH, And sometimes if your real lucky you have extra pieces left over, I have all kinds of extra pieces now and maybe some day I'll have enough to put together an extra blazer... WOOOHOOO!!!


    LMFAO OMFG HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ok im done here :)

    One From None
     
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    See I thought it was funny I never mean to be rude or nasty just makin' jokes thanks ,lowlevell
     
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    I just came into work and re-read this again....still LMFAO :) Best laugh ive had in days Thanks man:) I probably have enough parts left over to make a TaSubNovaSupraK5XR200.

    One From None
     

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