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Broken Lower Glove Box Latch - 2004

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by Steve Goldenberg, May 25, 2008.

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  1. Steve Goldenberg

    Steve Goldenberg New Member

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    While typing in my question about a broken latch for the lower glove box door on my 2004 Prius, the automatic thread search pointed me to a posting that told me to remove the moulding. That clue was all I needed. I removed the moulding (there were no screws visable) by pulling hard. I simply stretched the old spring and bent a new hook to make do until I can get a replacement from Toyota or something similar from my local hardware store. It works perfectly for now. If anyone else needs help I'll take some photos for you.
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    Thanks for posting this. My lower box just opened like normal today but will not latch back up.

    Was the molding you removed between the two boxes? I want make sure I pull on the right piece.
  3. DarkPRIUS

    DarkPRIUS FAR EASTERN

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    Hi, everyone!
    Steve, can you help me with this matter, and post those pictures? I have the same isue. Lower glove box door doesn't stay closed. I tried to push the spring but it don't wanna stay in place.
    Can you help me? Or somebody else? Please!
    Thx.
  4. PA Prius

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    Yes, pics would be great. It may help me with my upper glove box lid-- the spring is likely broken because the lid will not stay up on its own. The dealer quoted $185. to fix....

    PA P
  5. DarkPRIUS

    DarkPRIUS FAR EASTERN

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    Problem solved. I'll take some pictures and post them here. THX Steve!
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