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More Interior Restoration! Help needed!

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Hello all! Now that I've gotten the engine taken care of, from spark plug to timing chain, and she purrs like a kitten, I think it's time I've started on the cosmetics and functioning of the interior.

Problem #1: The glove box won't close all the way. I hear it make the two snap sounds and catch, but I noticed that a bulb inside continued to burn while I was driving as I could see it through the cracks. Are there some screws that could be misaligned? If so, where would they be located? Also, and I just wanted to clarify, the bulb went out when I turn the steering lock all the way to off. Is that bulb SUPPOSED to stay on?

Problem #2: There are several minor-major cracks in the vinyl dashboard. Is there a good repair kit you could recommend, any guides to go along with them? I kinda want something... "professional" looking, so one of the best products out there. Then again, since this is just my personal cruiser, I wouldn't mind just a simple dash cover. Any good brands? How about those made out of leather or vinyl?

That's really all I need help with, but I might as well go on to tell you what I have in store!

Problem #3: Woodgrain is in terrible condition, but I suppose that that will have to wait for now until I can find some of what I need. If you've any for sale for an 83 (84) 500 SEL, name your price and maybe we can work something out. :) Oh, any type of woodgrain will work (burl, walnut, etc.)

Problem #4: Little black trim piece around the steering lock is missing, but I eventually found one after scouting around on Ebay for long enough.

Problem #5: Sunroof has a terrible squeak when closing AND when going over bumps in the road. Still haven't found out what that is. Any ideas?

Problem #6: Minor wear and tear items in the interior such as a rip in the leather on the door and a tiny, albeit nasty, gash in the left back support of the driver's seat. I figure that I can probably just stitch it up as far as the hole in the driver's seat goes, and I know a guy that can probably take care of the leather for me.

I look forward to it!
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Check the little plunger switch in the glove box. It unclips. Is it aligned right, or faulty?
Yeah the light goes out with the ignition.
You can also align the glove box catch, two little screws.
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