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Can't open glove-box: Passat 01

Discussion in 'VW Mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat TDI forum' started by odigolland, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. odigolland

    odigolland New Member

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    Somehow the internal latch broke and I cannot open the glove box of my Passat (Sedan 2001 1.8T). The handle is loose and still connected to the box.

    I was told by a VW that I have to replace the whole box - $275 - and from what I see in the forum there is not need for that.
    Thanks!
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Moved to mk4 forum.

    You could replace the whole box but it's possible to repair it if you're handy. Here are some tips and pics showing how the latch works: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/a4/gloveboxrepair.htm It's for a Jetta/Golf but it's the same thing. By the time the TDI came to the US in 2004 they already changed the glove box design.
  3. Bropot

    Bropot New Member

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    Why not just get a used one? Try to get the newer style. Be gentle with the handle, don't pull it open and closed since it can stress the dampener. Unfortunately this is a common problem.

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