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    Broken Glove Compartment Handle

    I need to remove the entire dash assembly but the glove box handle just quit working out of nowhere. Am I going to have to break it off or is there a way to remove the glove box with it being closed? I have taken the dash off before and don't remember seeing another way.

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    Get a hacksaw blade, pull down on the glovebox as much as you can to get a small gap, and start cutting the striker off.

    Try using your keys to wiggle the lock on it but this is a fairly common occurrence in our cars. You will have to saw the striker off.

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    +1. cutting the striker was what i did with mine--and that was a good 6 years ago.

    p.s.

    if you get a replacement glovebox, try and get the kind with a piano hinge, rather than one with the plastic tabs.

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    Your gonna have to cut or break something to get in there if you can't get it to open. All the mounting hardware are trapped inside when its shut.

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    I just bought some fresh hack saw blades so I just cut the striker, excellent idea.

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