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Old 01 Mar 2014, 02:46 pm
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Yesterday I bought my 2002 PT Cruiser and the gentleman I bought it from told me that the glove box didn't open I said it would be fine (thinking it would be a two second fix or he just wasnt doing it right
but when ive got it home I wasnt able to open it no matter what i tried

Tried key in both positions
it almost feels like the handle is not attached to anything


Any advice on getting it open would be greatly appreciated
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Old 01 Mar 2014, 02:56 pm
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i pried mine open when it was locked and it is still fine. i would say it would be fairly safe for you to do the same.

i slid a narrow hatchet blade in the opening and pushed towards the windshield. i'd say it takes no more than 20-30lbs of force to do, and didn't break or scratch anything. to re-close it, you may need to manually reset the latch with your finger by holding the handle out and then rotating the latch back into position.
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Old 01 Mar 2014, 03:02 pm
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Thanks Rob I shall give that a go in the morning when i return from the graveyard shift.
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Old 04 Mar 2014, 08:10 am
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Hi there


I have tried what you said Rob I have tried what you said and I have still been unable to open it I put as much pressure as I felt I could without causing damage




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Old 04 Mar 2014, 08:25 am
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Be patient and someone will come up with something. I will give it a look as soon as I get the opportunity. On the road today.
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 03:36 am
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I thought this might give you some ideas on how to get it open:

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Old 05 Mar 2014, 03:54 pm
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Here are some pictures (an auction hosting site) to help understand the mechanism.



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Old 05 Mar 2014, 04:20 pm
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Here are some pictures (an auction hosting site) to help understand the mechanism.
If the handle can be raised,there's a small gap/slot,and it looks like the latch could be tripped with a small screwdriver.....Kinda like the guy in that video did.
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I hope you find some cash or something good when you get it open. hehe
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 06:29 pm
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Well I'm afraid I haven't found a better answer other than what rob gave. Sounds like it's in the lock position.
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