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    Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Good Morning,

    well last week I went to open my glovebox and the handle broke. I can't close my glovebox and my car is out of factory warranty. I have a 3rd party warranty but I have not called to see if they cover trim pieces. Anyway I took the glovebox apart and I would like to know how much it would cost to replace the glovebox handle. Also what do I do about the lock cylinder and the new matching my key ? Thanks for your help !










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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Common in these cars - happened to me, however dealer replaced under warranty. Probably have to get part from GM but should be an easy replacement.

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Not an expensive part. Try gmpartsdirect.com Enter catalog, then Model/yr/etc then Body Hardware then Instrument Panel then Glove Box then Handle. I would surmise the lock cylinder could be swapped into the new handle.

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Same on mine...part is cheap...Ive looked it up but just have it super glued for now...but gmpartsdepartment had it for like $36 or gmpartsdirect....I use gmparts department because #1 parts come within days, #2 when you calculate shipping at gmpartsdirect, gmpartsdepartment is ALWAYS less out the door.

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Perfect thanks for replies, guys I appreciate it. The service advisor told me it would be like $200 bucks to fix. The part online is like $25 bucks.. The only other question I have is how in thw world do I get the lock cylinder out of the old one and into the new one ?

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    If you look at it(your broke the same as mine) you dont actually need a new lock cylinder....just the tab that holds it in...however you would have to get those pegs in the new hole from the cylinder....and im not sure if they sell them seperate....give your VIN and probably they have the lock that will fit the key....I never use my glovebox cause it sucks and shit comes sliding out. On mine I was actually thinking of cutting a zip tie (something to create the bottom of the loop) and supergluing and using eyeglass screws to secure it to the outside of the loop.....thats what I was thinking...cause it only needs to hold that tab and rotate when u pull the handle to open.

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Replaced mine a little while back, the new latch does not come with key cyl. You take out your old one and re-use it. Don't remember exactly... but I think you put the key in turn it until a tab lines up in slot on side of plastic latch and put a small screwdriver in slot next to cyl and rotate it or push in or something. There was a little trick... but just took a minute to figure out. Not hard at all, and the whole thing comes out of lid with 2 maybe three screws, I forget. I don't get to check site much anymore but I'll look back to see if you need more help if I can. Get the latch you'll figure it out. 200.00 for a five minute job is crazy!
    Good Luck!

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    Just to be clear, you take the whole latch out of the lid by removing screws and then remove the lock cyl from the latch while its in your hand in front of you. easy peasy.

    Go to Cad vendors on this site Chris at Rippy's will hook you up w P# and good deal, have VIN handy

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Oh BTW thanks again for everyone's help. Finally got the part from my dealership and it was $40 bucks total. I supposed I could have gotten it for $20 online but with shipping and delivery times, it was more cinvient for me to pick it up this weeekend. Anyway it's nice to have a glovebox again that closes even though I can fit anything into the damn glovebox lol..

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    I'm glad to see another owner that has pride in his STS and takes care of the little things. I know some people that would have just slapped a piece of duct tape on it to hold it up.

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    And we all know you meant you CAN'T fit anything in it too. Heck, Owner's Manual won't even fit!!

    Glenn

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Lol ya my bad, Nothing fits into that damn glovebox . Heck when I open it everything slides out onto the floor. But yes I had to fix the glovebox It looked super ghetto to have my glovebox just laying open. I took a co-worker to lunch on Friday and I was so embarrassed that my glovebox was just hanging open, It's nice to be able to close my glovebox again. I also tried Duct tape when the glovebox first broke but I have so much damn armor all on the glovebox there was no way the tape was sticking lol.. I do take pride in my cadillac and I am a very happy Cadillac owner, thanks again to everyone that replied and I hope you enjoy your caddies as much as I do mine !

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    My pencil-style tire gauge fits!

    But seriously, there's a slot for the owners manual but adding the Nav manual is too much. It's a shame they didn't design a roomy glovebox. There is plenty of room behind the dash,

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    Re: Broken Glovebox handle, need part #/advice

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSTS View Post
    Common in these cars - happened to me, however dealer replaced under warranty. Probably have to get part from GM but should be an easy replacement.
    part is about 40.00 two screws to take out and cylinder. Remove both screws and when latch is in your hand insert key into cylinder..... There is a window on the side of cylinder housing ....turn key all the way until spring mechanism appears in window......I used a nail set to depress the spring and the continue to turn cylinder with the key......cylinder should just slide out......replace old cylinder in new latch and screw back in.....done and done !!!

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