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8/22/10 7:24pm - Original Message: 'glovebox wont open'
Green Hornet
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Downers Grove, IL - USA

Vette(s):
1978 red t-top

Joined: 8/22/2010
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so the lock just spins, and i cant get it to open. whats the best way to get it open with out effin it up? thanks in advance..
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8/23/10 12:04pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Curious. Since the internal cylinder can't spin free inside the housing, you have to wonder what's holding the door closed. With the help from my brothers here at the forum, I've only just discovered how to remove the cylinder from the housing but can't really imagine what's going on there without messing with it Confused. I'm sure our members will have some thoughts on the matter but till then, I'll fiddle with one and see what I might find and report back.

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8/25/10 2:24pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
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bethpage, NY - USA

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stock original 1979 L82.

Joined: 7/19/2010
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OK, i think whats happening is .... the whole in the door where the lock goes has a notch so when the lock is held in place with the nut that threads to the lock is torqued down, it will hold the cylinder in place. what i think happened is the nut is so loss that the tab on the cylinder os out of the notch. you might have to remove the cylinder off the and tighten everything up. does it spin when the glove box door is open or closed?
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8/25/10 3:07pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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Get KATO to open it.Rolling On The Floor Laughing  Just couldn't pass that one up.

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8/25/10 3:37pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
Green Hornet
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Downers Grove, IL - USA

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1978 red t-top

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the door is closed...  cant get it open. im going to try and see it i can get in there with a small hook to open it.
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8/25/10 6:47pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Insert the key into the lock.  Hold the cylinder with a small screwdriver, door should open.  As a last resort you can use a BFH !!!!  lolGeek
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8/27/10 5:13pm - Reply: 'glovebox wont open'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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What glovebox???!!!  All I have is 3 cubby holes behind the front seats - if those are gloveboxes, it's a JOKE..........LOL


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