Question about 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First off you will need your key to the lock and a 1/8" flat blade screw driver. Notice that your lock only turns 1/4 rotation, after doing this procedure you will be able to turn the lock an extra 1/4 turn counter clock-wise (when viewed from the front of the latch).
Turn the lock so it is vertical (perpendicular to the latch itself (counter clock-wise)). Turn the latch around so you can view the back and the lock is to your left. Above the lock there is a slot that you can put your screw driver into (not the indention in the metal). You need to insert your screw driver and listen very closely, you should hear your screw driver hitting the metal latch. Once you push the latch down with your screw driver, turn the lock another 1/4 turn with your key from the front (counter clock-wise looking from the front).
Once the lock has been turn a full 1/2 turn, you should be able to push the lock out from the back of the latch.
To put the lock in the new latch, you have to have your key in the lock. Put the lock in the latch with the one pesky keep latch facing the handle used to open the glove compartment. Once the lock is in the new latch, turn clock-wise until you can't anymore (1/2 turn).
You're done my friend!
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
SOURCE: glove box latch broken
The latch is sold seperately. Call your local dealer with the last 9 of you vin number to get the right color. Most dealers sell at the same MSRP price as all the others in town. I know cause I sell these all the time at my Chrysler dealership.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
If the glove box is anything like mine it is a modular piece assembled with screws.... let them break the handle.. get a replacement first from a junk dealer and have the broken part swapped out. Its like a seat belt catch in my 97 deville. The glove box in mine flopped open and the catch had broken and fell down the door of the glovebox itself. The whole door is assembled with philips screws and should be easily removed and a new latch put in.. whoever does it should not cost more than 50.00 in labor MAYBE unless you have a friend that would do it for a beer. I saw a complete glove box on ebay for 40.00 shipping ontop of that .. i saw the latch for 20.00 +shipping.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Guess what? Volkwagen makes you buy the entire glove box assembly, including lock and door in gray, black or beige for around $145. No way to fix the latch because it is encased in sealedand glued plastic. Good luck! Mine just broke, also.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Junk yard will be the cheapest.
I don't think you'll be able to get it through an auto part store because most of these parts are not universally designed. All manufacturers make slight variations so it's hard to find an exact part.
The dealership will definitely have this part, but the price may or may not be pricey.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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