Body, Paint & Styling Glove box droop

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by foxleys, Friday 1st Aug, 2014.

  1. foxleys Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Minor problem I know, but it is something that annoys!

    It droops a little on the right hand side, I have tried un-doing the bolts to see if this would fix it but it seems the whole part is twisted.

    Any suggestions of how to fix?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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  2. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Mine is the same . Always been like that since I got it.tried many time to correct but couldn't. Just assumed after that it was down to its design
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Can you post a picture showing the droop please.
     
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  4. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wonder if it's from when the pollen filters have been replaced as you have to bend the sides of the glove box to get it to drop down past its catches. Could do with seeing a picture like speedygee says.
     
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  5. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    There's something you wouldn't expect to read on a car forum. :lol:
     
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  6. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Not sure if the same thing but this is my "droop".

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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Yours looks like it could be an issue with the latch. Not sure if that is adjustable
     
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  8. Chrispy Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just to add, mine is exactly the same, I've tried to sort it out but I gave up and lived with it.. :Smile: be sure to let us know if you sort it! and how ofc! :Grin:
     
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  9. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Read about this on similar forum also. Involved dismantling and making the latch adjustable with a bit of bodging. Might have a look and feedback.
     
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  10. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Looks like it may be just poor design. The latch ring is not adjustable and actually has 3x locating dowels.the ring itself is coated so it's not a metal metal contact but I do see maybe a little wear there. You could bore out the holes to make it adjustable per that other forum but would probably slip over time.you could also re-weld the ring to the bracket but could be hit and miss. I didn't look at the glovebox itself so perhaps there is something there.
     

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  11. foxleys Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Mine seems to have exactly the same droop, please see attached picture 2014-08-03 19.29.58. ;

    I think I will try wrapping some insulating tape on the latch ring to see if that pulls the RHS of the glove box in. If it does I will try (somehow) to make the latch ring shorter - to pull it in etc.

    I'll let you know how I get on..........
    Many thanks.
     
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Mine is exactly the same on both my '03 and '07s, it's a big pet peeve for me.
     
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  13. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Nothing serious guys! but has anyone noticed how the top right of the glovebox doesn't sit in line with the dash at that point so to speak, only just noticed it as I was sitting in the car admiring the interior!!LOL I don't know what a state to get into eh!LOL
    Cheers Pete
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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  15. bijomaru Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Same here ... Whenever I looked I thought about fixing it but there seems to be no way to do it :Frown:
     
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  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Additional thread merged with this one.
     
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  17. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    didn't realise this was discussed previously so there are others as sad as me then!!LOL
    Cheers Pete
     
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  18. Nighthawk Guest

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    Not sad, dedicated to their cars - big difference - thats my excuse anyway and I am sticking to it.
     
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  19. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    LOL mate, I'll join you with that excuse then!
    Cheers Pete
     
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  20. foxleys Premium Member Club Supporter

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    This has stumped me so far;

    But;
    Seems to me that the latch fitting is not in the correct place.

    So my thinking is to fit some sort of bracket & small rubber buffer (the sort that is fitted under sky boxes or desktop pc's) and fit it on the left side to the metal that is used for the latch to force the left side forward the required amount!

    If you see what I mean.............
     
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