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    ashtray won't close

    I have change stuck behind ashtray and my ashtray won't close, how can I fix this?

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    If you can't get it out any other way, carefully remove the bezel around the center stack and pull out the ashtray module. I think the bolts are 10mm like those that hold in the radio & HVAC controls.

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Just did this yesterday. Remove the trim around the radio stack (held by clips) and then the four bolts holding the ashtray in (8mm). Easy fix. I found that it is easier to work there if the car is in 4th gear.

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    ^^^ Sorry I had the bolt size wrong!

    You may have to loosen some of the other components in the stack to get the ashtray out.

    It's not a good spot for coins.

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    I'm not saying this is the case but gm is usually 7mm around the radio/dash areas

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    You sir are correct...it was 7mm. I was wrong too, Chas! And no more change in there for me!

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    I'll let the dealership fix both my ash trays tomorrow, hopefully they don't charge me out the ass! Reason why is I believe the rear is actually broken not stuck

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Yeah, it gets tiresome pounding the center stack on the passenger-side just to open the ashtray. It's a common issue.

    I don't think its common to have problems with the rear one.

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    my wife that kicked it out after she got a knee surgery, they fixed both did free lol all because I was interested in buying an ats

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Nice - Remember them.

    Hope your wife is getting around better.

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Just stumbled on this thread, which was fortunate for me because my ash tray won't close either, hopefully I can fix it the same way.

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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Just give it a kick.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: ashtray won't close

    Haha, capitol idea.

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