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Coin Tray Wont Stay Closed

On my 2002 Forester the Coin Tray/Fuse Cover unexpectedly will not-"Clip Closed"-cannot see any loose or broken clips or springs or holding devices-please how does the "Tray" stay "closed".Thanx in anticipation.

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The plastic spring clip had become stressed and had "moved" out of position resulting in no "retaining presure,hence the coin tray/fuse cover would not stay in the "Closed" position."Simple" $6.75 fix.

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