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how in the world do you fix this...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys...

    I asked this awhile back, and I got the answer; problem is I never fixed it at the time, and now I can't remember. I also couldn't find the post.

    the latch on my glove compartment is loose so it jiggles and drives me nuts. I went to fix it today, and can't remember or figure it out.

    how to I tighten that @#^%& latch! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just weld it shut...you don't really use that glovebox do you?[​IMG]

    Rene

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  3. ChevBlazin

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    I had the same problem. I think this is what I did. Open the glove box, turn the latching mechanism on the inside clockwise (to tighten it). I think the outside chrome knob moves along with it. It can be difficult because it has to go a full turn, sometimes two. I'm not positive this is what you need to do, but I think that is what fixed mine.
     
  4. solowookie

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    yea no bigger then I wouldn't have to worry about servicing my computer or anything like that either! [​IMG]

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    You might try this-Take the catch off waller the holes out so you can slide it back a little to tighten the whole thing up.
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  6. solowookie

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    ??? in english? (please [​IMG])

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    If you insert the key and turn it and pull at the same time the lock cylinder should come out. Tighten what looks like a hollow nut and reinsert cylinder. Should work. Hope this helps.
    Shawnboy.

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    Hold it shut with some bubble gum. [​IMG]



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    Those suckers will drive ya' nuts.

    I just fiddle with it until I can keep it shut. AND NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN. (I need to get Jeff 427 to make me a "Don't touch this" sticker for my glove box [​IMG])

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  10. Greenblazer-AZ

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    The roll bar holds mine shut 'cause the screws vibrated out. One of these days I'll take it out along with the rest of the dash and build a custom bare bones dash like they have in race trucks.

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  11. 73 Heavyd

    73 Heavyd Registered Member

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    Shawnboy is right, but 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 the hex style nut he was talking about to tighten everything up. Keep the pin in the turn mechanism so the tumblers are easier to reinsert after it's tightened.

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