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Glove box lock broken

Hi,
I am interested whether there is any way to open the glove box. Yesterday I put the key in the lock, turned it and the lock's middle part came out with the key. It doesn't seem broken the peace itself, but I cannot open the glove box. I have all my documents and GPS in it...
Can You help, please?
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  • monteros Aug 27, 2008

    I have a similar problem.  The glove box seems to be locked although I did not use the key to turn the lock; will not open by latch.  When I use the key and turn the lock, it does not help.  Still locked.  All online support suggests using a hacksaw to cut through the latch.  I can't believe that this is the only solution.  Anyone else out there have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    My son locked the glovebox of my '03 XC90 with the key the other day and now I cannot open it. The lock seems to go through the motions but when gently forced, the whole lock barrel just pops out. Can anyone help?

  • jpilonmd Apr 18, 2009

    Identical problem with a 1989 Mercury Topaz

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SOURCE: How do I get the glove compartment to stop rattling?

Get it fixed under warranty. My 04 and your 06 have the same glove box. The right hinge was rattling around in mine and they replaced it no problem. Not worth trying to fix yourself :)

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Toyota Corolla VE -- Glove Box Stuck

The most common cause is something inside the glove box jammed in the latch. Push glove box door release , and GENTLY insert a flat putty knife, plastic knife, or similar type tool in the groove of door, GENTLY try to pry open the door. U will probably (hopefully) find a napkin, map, or glove (does anybody actually put gloves in the glove box?) jammed in the inside latch. Let me know how u make out.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: cant open the glove box

No trick, it is most likely locked, use a putty knife an pry it open carefully near the center where the latch is, it will pop open

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: VOLVO 850 1996

What happens is the door handle linkage breaks and you cannot open the door. You can get it open with a very thin metal strip, by jimmying the latch, but it is really hard to do. I also used to drill a hole in the door to get them open, then replace the door.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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