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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Cubby Door Won't Stay Shut

There's a tiny storage compartment just in front of my left knee. The door won't stay shut unless I wiggle it and wedge it in sideways. I'd be tempted to just glue the thing shut, but I have to open it to get to my trunk release. Is this something that is practical to fix, or is it better to order a replacement?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 08:27 AM
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Take the door out n glue like a small metal weight to the back of it n put it back. Problem solved there's no weight in the back of it due to staying open .
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Take the door out n glue like a small metal weight to the back of it n put it back. Problem solved there's no weight in the back of it due to staying open .
Say what!

The spring loaded latch probably fell out. Look on the floor for one of these.


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You can re-install in place either on the right or left of the frame.

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It just presses in place and only the fact that it's toothed holds it in place. It kinda bites into the plastic.

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Here you can see the left area in the red circle where latch goes. There is one just like it to the right but only one latch was ever attatched.


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Be careful not to break the hinge pin, seen broken here. (area circled in blue)

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 12:50 PM
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You could also remove the door, if you don't mind having the cubby space open. Then you'd still have access to the trunk release button, and the cubby space.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 09:00 AM
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Had to laugh about this little cubby door. I put stuff in it occasionally. About 2 weeks after buying the car (new) I hadn't shut it all the way and got back in the car and banged it with my knee (which I've done a few times since then). It's been crooked every since. Not bad but just a little annoying.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Coby7. I'll check w/my parts man and see if he can get me a new latch.
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