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    Hi All

    Dont know if anybody else has had this problem. My glovebox used to open very slowly as if it was on one of those gas struts. The other day I was getting somthing out of it and with my inpatients I forced it open faster than it "falls" open, and somthing went "ping". Now the glovebox just flops open when you open it. I've had a look and cant see how to get to the rear of the box as its an entire unit. anybody else found this?

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    The whole unit comes out easily enough - three screws along the top front edge and two on the bottom front edge. Unclip the light connection before you pull it all the way out.

    From memory I'm sure that the gas strut is positioned along one of the sides. Maybe something has popped out of place/broken and just needs put back in place.

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    Learned something here i think , ive had my vec for 3 years and it just flops open , so are we saying it should open slowly

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    Yep, it's gas strut assisted in it's opening, like the tailgate.

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    Ahhhh job for the weekend then

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    ooh, got my glovebox in the spare room, gonna go try it..

    mine works Theres 2 metal gripper washers which hold the gas strut to the glovebox. Hopefully its just one of them popped off... If not then its gonna be a fixing snapped off

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    ooh, got my glovebox in the spare room,..
    As you do!

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    Cheers Guys!, ill take another look at it asap. Last time I looked at fixing it, it was by torch light and it was about -3 outside so not ideal. Sounds like some other people have this problem so I'll let you know how I get on and report back asap

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    What I can't understand is the glovebox is dampened, as is the front ashtray, grab handles and rear seat drinks holder. Why did Vauxhall forget to dampen the rear ashtray?

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    lol, good point - 'cos they knew it'd pee us all off every time it popped out/got caught by peoples' feet!

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