Body, Paint & Styling Glove box sticking

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by RobsyUK, Sunday 10th Jul, 2016.

  1. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I've noticed my glove box isn't opening as easily as it used to and sometimes would take 2 or 3 tries.

    Is there an easy way to adjust the spring?
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Not actually looked at the glove box mechanism on the FR-V.

    Will try and have look later, see what I can see.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Memory like a sieve !! I'll try to have a look today.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've had a look at the mechanism @RobsyUK, seem to be a simple spribg loaded hook.

    So maybe on yours the spring has weakened or perhaps even broken.

    Here's a pic of the mechanism in open state and also in a closed state :-
    IMG_20160721_203935. IMG_20160721_203902.

    With the glove box open you can move the hook from open to closed and then pull the lever to see how well the mechanism springs back open. This should tell you if the mechanism is getting stuck or not. Mine quickly flicks open.
     
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