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Hey everyone,
does anyone know if there is a way to tighten up the door on the glove compartment so its more sung against the striker? mine seems a little loose and rattles sometimes. it almost looks like the dashboard arched in that one place. i've looked at a few pics of other members cars and seen it on some others.
 

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If you're worried mines like that, it hasn't broke, and I doubt it will.
 

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I had a '98 E320 in which the glove compartment door vibrated almost constantly---drove me crazy until I cut a little piece of cloth from a handkerchief and placed it over the striker "thingie," then closed the door and, voila, no more vibration. Of course, every time I opened the thing, the cloth fell off, so I had to "reinstall" it to prevent the vibration. Maybe this approach would work on your car.
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my wife noticed 2 funky looking screw heads on the inside of the door. she used a small tweezer like tool and tightened them and the door was snug as could be. they actually appear to be nuts of something that holds the vinyl part to the black plastic door. whatever, it worked great, never closed better.
 

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You can remove it and add a shim (washer) on the hinge where it fastens to the dashboard. That's what I did with mine, I know it's not the best way but it did the trick.
 

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Everyone, thank you for your input! I'm going to give all a try! By the way, Karugs congrats on your new position as Moderator!
 

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Hey everyone,
does anyone know if there is a way to tighten up the door on the glove compartment so its more sung against the striker? mine seems a little loose and rattles sometimes. it almost looks like the dashboard arched in that one place. i've looked at a few pics of other members cars and seen it on some others.
This may result in something broken if you're not careful but I actually took some pliers and bent the hook on the dashboard part in some to tighten mine. Works fantastically, just like new.
 

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This may result in something broken if you're not careful but I actually took some pliers and bent the hook on the dashboard part in some to tighten mine. Works fantastically, just like new.
Hey thanks JoeBobBenz, I'll look into that at as well. I'm kinda a bull in a china shop if you know what I mean so I hope I dont snap it!
 
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