Last post on May 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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Pontiac Montana, Interior, Van
#6 of 15 Re: 2005 Montana [girevik]
Nov 09, 2009 (9:16 pm)
This sounds all too familiar. We have a 2004 Montana with the same stupid design for the glove box latch. I like your idea with the electrical tie, did you say you have a picture to show how you set it up?
#7 of 15 Re: 2005 Montana [dmak]
Nov 16, 2009 (5:03 am)
I never did get the picture, but I can try to take one.
It's pretty straightforeward. I just looped the tie through the latch attached to the dashboard and slide it over the little hook in the box door to close it.
#8 of 15 bmw glovebox won't open
Jun 05, 2010 (1:57 pm)
has anyone had a glovebox that won't open. i don't know the series. my boyfriend is taking a nap. we pulled really hard and it just won't open! thanks
#9 of 15 Re: bmw glovebox won't open [strawberry5921]
Jun 05, 2010 (2:53 pm)
I'm awake now. Its a 93 BMW 525. I removed the glovebox a couple of years ago to replace the cabin air filter that had never been replaced by the original owner (160k).A few months later the glove box became harder and harder to open until it finally would'nt open at all
#10 of 15 Re: bmw glovebox won't open [strawberry5921]
Jun 07, 2010 (10:24 am)
Maybe not quite awake enough... you may want to post this in a BMW forum.
#11 of 15 Re: '02 Glove box latch [girevik]
Aug 07, 2010 (7:48 am)
Wow, I was made to believe I was the only one having this problem! I brought my 2006 Pontiac Montana into the dealership trying to get a new hinge and was told it was $250 for the complete kit. I called GM to see about getting it covered under warranty. GM told me since I was the second owner (yet owned the car since late 2006), they did not know how I treated the vehicle. I could not believe that the glove box door could fall off so easily. No weight was applied nor was it abused. I have been using duct tape while I search for a solution. I tried buying hinges at Home Depot, but that does not work. My friend suggested having a metal or plastic part made by a machine shop, but based on what I am reading here that will be a lot more difficult to replace. My nephew suggested epoxy. I noted it will affix it closed and will not have use of it. Any other suggestions?
GM have you no pride in your craftsmanship? Why no real hinge made of metal???
#14 of 15 Re: '02 Glove box latch [girevik]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:09 pm)
I actually managed to remove my broken latch! After removing the two screws on the inside, take a hammer and any long metal object like screwdriver or big nail and whack the loosened latch from inside of the door, it will come out! I repaired it myself and put it back, just a snap. Hope you guys will find this useful.
#15 of 15 Re: '02 Glove box latch
May 31, 2013 (3:55 pm)
I just followed Girevik's lead and fixed the handle on our '03 montana. thanks for the confidence boost!