Overhead sun glass storage bin "catch pin" loose?

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  1. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    The other day my overhead sun glass storage bin had problem stay closed. I looked at the catch mechanism molded on the bin:
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    and found the "catch pin" seemed to hang freely (loosely):
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    Looking at the design of the catch I suppose the pin should be free to swing around but just want to be sure. Is the pin supposed to hang loosely or did I lose a spring or a retainer of some sort? Thanks! :)
     
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    No, the pin is normally loose. The track in the lid is what guides it. When in the closed position, the spring-loaded pad is supposed to hold it against the closed notch in the lid.
     
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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    I thought so too. Thanks for confirming that. :)
     
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