: Dash panel storage box broke



tonygxp
09-09-07, 06:25 PM
my 07's "secret panel" will oinly open manually.. seems like a spring is broken or something anyone have this problem yet? i haven't had time to drop it off at the dealer to fix it (frankly if i can fix it i will, i hate bringing my car in).

this is a pic for those who do not know what i'm talking about..
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f51/TonyGXP/SRX020.jpg


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f51/TonyGXP/SRX021.jpg

donhenry@aeiwireless
09-10-07, 12:47 AM
Yes, my 07 just quit working?

tonygxp
09-10-07, 10:50 PM
Yes, my 07 just quit working?

if you get it fixed by the dealer let me know what they say went wrong..

terryk
09-11-07, 12:31 AM
Great, now everybody knows about it.

lazybill
09-21-07, 11:00 PM
Yep, got my 07 V8 last Nov, and storage door stopped opening a couple of months ago. Tried some WD40 on hinges, no luck. Haven't retd to dlr yet either.
:banghead:

cadillac_tech
09-24-07, 09:02 PM
I saw two of these last week. One tech had ordered a new box. Realizing this was going to be a problem, I decided that fixing it was better than replacing it.

The anchor for the spring that opens the door breaks off. I pulled the spring / opening mechanism apart and created another anchor point for the spring by drilling a hole. This will definitely be a common failure.

fg3
09-27-07, 10:08 AM
My '07 door is broke as well....

dkozloski
09-27-07, 11:16 AM
I saw two of these last week. One tech had ordered a new box. Realizing this was going to be a problem, I decided that fixing it was better than replacing it.

The anchor for the spring that opens the door breaks off. I pulled the spring / opening mechanism apart and created another anchor point for the spring by drilling a hole. This will definitely be a common failure.
Shame on you for actually fixing something. That is sssoooooo old school. The rest of the techs will ostracize you for not being a parts changer.

Keep the spirit alive!

MortnCyn
10-15-07, 06:31 PM
I saw two of these last week. One tech had ordered a new box. Realizing this was going to be a problem, I decided that fixing it was better than replacing it.

The anchor for the spring that opens the door breaks off. I pulled the spring / opening mechanism apart and created another anchor point for the spring by drilling a hole. This will definitely be a common failure.Was glad to find the box on our '07 but it is now opening with a bang. At first it opened slowly and was very smooth. Now it sounds like gears ratcheting.
cadillac_tech, if you read this, I hope you posted your solution on the GM Tech Link. https://www.autopartners.net/apps/dwperson/?conn_type=other

n7don_srx
10-16-07, 08:51 PM
Had an interesting experience with the "secret" storage area. I slid an envelop on top of the owner's manual that I was storing in this compartment. We were leaving for a trip and I wanted to use the envelop to store gas receipts. At the first stop I told the wife to put the receipt in the envelop but she couldn't find it. She took out everything but no envelop. When she put everything back, the large envelop that had all our dealer stuff plus vehicle insurance card and registration was again slid on top of the owner's manual. Next stop it had disappeared too! Where?? Turns out there's a small gap at the top front of the compartment. Anything that was put on top of the owner's manual was somehow being guided into this small gap.... so if you are missing anything it might be on top of the compartment. Took a pair of tweezers to get them out.
The owner's manual got moved to the lower storage!

leeclapp
10-17-07, 09:37 AM
Add another one to the list of broken storage boxes----------2007 SRX door is now a manual operation---Cadillac Quality control----do you really test these out before releasing them to the public???....Lee Clapp Fort Myers, Florida

Cayman Caddy
11-14-07, 01:16 AM
Howdy all, had the same problem with our 07. took the box out... 8 screws I think and also have to remove a/c vent trim. Had to rewind the spring 2 turns and set it back onto the plastic catch. Hardest part was winding the spring but other than that a simple process. Put everything back in and works beautifully. I know I should have replaced it but I don't live near any dealers so I had to fix it. I may take it back out and run a wire loop on it to keep the spring in place permanently. Let me know if anyone needs help with it.

The Wrench
11-19-07, 08:04 PM
When I was looking to buy last summer, I looked at 6 new SRX's.
4 of the 6 had compartment doors that would not open properly.
Then the other day, I discovered the main glove box has no light.
But I feel better knowing that my friend's Honda Odyssey (the best car ever built according to all the magazines) had to have a cross-brace hack-sawed out before we could replace the cabin filter.
Of course, the '08 SRX doesn't have a cabin filter now either - HoHum.
Best thing about the car so far - that neat oil filter holder - really cool.

DG

73Thumper
11-21-07, 08:27 PM
"cadillac_tech". Would love to prevent mine from breaking. Care to share some simple how-to steps for removal, new hole, and reassembly?

cadillac_tech
11-26-07, 11:59 PM
Next time I see one, I'll take some pic's and make some notes. Don't worry about preventing it from breaking, no harm will be done really.

73Thumper
11-27-07, 03:22 PM
Thanks. I will watch for future updates to this post..

08SRX
05-01-13, 01:28 PM
When I was looking to buy last summer, I looked at 6 new SRX's.
4 of the 6 had compartment doors that would not open properly.
Then the other day, I discovered the main glove box has no light.
But I feel better knowing that my friend's Honda Odyssey (the best car ever built according to all the magazines) had to have a cross-brace hack-sawed out before we could replace the cabin filter.
Of course, the '08 SRX doesn't have a cabin filter now either - HoHum.
Best thing about the car so far - that neat oil filter holder - really cool.

DG

What magazines are you reading? Odyssey isn't even the best van....

cadillac_tech
05-24-13, 08:07 PM
Wow, I haven't been on the site much in a long time. I also have not seen a broken glove box spring anchor in a long time. I have an '08 SRX now and I'm browsing for DVD in motion override. If any one sees this and knows that answer, point me in the right direction please.