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    Default Glove box stuck shut!?

    Somehow I or my gf managed to get the glove box shut in the c4 vts while going for a drive up to the blue mountains? Now what?

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    Have a look at this link:
    http://c4owners.org/plugins/faq/faq.php?0.cat.2.185

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    The handle is still attached just that i pull it and try and open it but the glove box still doesn't open it's like something is wedged.

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    All good i simply unclipped it from the bottom, took the cds out and re attached it!

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    The best preventative measure is not to put anything too thick on the left side of the glovebox. It invariably pops one hinge and jams the lock if it's closed heavily like that. Also watch the pen holder!

    Once it's jammed closed, don't panic and pull harder on the handle. You may need to pop both hinges to free it and get it open again without damage. Even paying a dealer to do this is much cheaper than buying a new lid.

    An ugly but quick fix for a broken handle is a 2 inch self tapper screwed into the catch as a substitute handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanc4vts View Post
    The handle is still attached just that i pull it and try and open it but the glove box still doesn't open it's like something is wedged.
    Yeah that's happened to me a few times with my C4. Don't pull too hard on the handle. In my case the handle was still working fine. Glovebox was just jammed around the edges/hinges. Some careful (but forceful) jiggling eventually freed it up. When you jiggle make sure the handle is kept in the open position. I wouldn't recommend pulling on the handle - although I did at least once without damaging it. As others have said the glovebox doesn't hold much and you need to be careful not to put much in them.

    Tony

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