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Broken glove box latch

17847 Views 9 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  rudeney
Brand new to the forums, and to Mercedes in general, so please don't flame me too hard if this is a redundant topic/question. I will be recieving a 2002 230 Kompressor next week, and I am told that the latch to the glove box door is broken. My question is what is the best way to get the door open? Ive never seen the other side of the door/latch, so I am not familiar with how it works. Is there a tool, "screwdriver maybe" that will help me accomplish this task while committing as little damage as possible, and where on the door is the right place to try to manually open the box? Any help is appriciated.
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Are you sure it's not simply locked? Hate to see it damaged for nothing.
From the picture I've seen, the latch is broken "limp". Part of the problem is that I've never seen the inside of the glove box, so I would have to guess at where the internal latching mechanism is located. Is it at the top in the center? I could probably try to snake a clothes hanger in there or something if I were sure about where it is located.
Nice, I appriciate it! If its not too much trouble, a picture of the latch on the inside of the door would also be helpful.
Cool, I appriciate all the info. Which way do you turn the key to unclock the box? I'm told this still works, but want to make sure it's unlocked before I start trying to release the latch.
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