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Hey Folks-
I'm in need of some help here. I have 1997 STS and the spring loaded ashtray in the center column has broken. It appears this is a common problem and I am wondering if there is an aftermarket kit that will fix it. I guess it has something to do with the plastic sprocket. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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John
 

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Ashtray

A friend of mine with an eldorado glued his shut and
quit smoking when his was broken . :histeric: true story , :)
 

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I have the same problem with my 1997 STS ashtray. Any solutions so far? If I find something I will let you know. Thanks.....Jay
 

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I owned my STS for one day when the ashtray stopped closing. If anyone has any bright ideas (other than gluing it shut) Im all ears.
 

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Has anyone gone to the dealer about this problem? I wonder what has to be replaced????? And what the cost would be?????
It's the little things like this that drive us NUTS :drinker
 

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my 97 STS has same problem..
anyone have any info???
I vagely remember a long ago post that the viscus oil used to dampen the gear device in the bottom thickens over time adn causes the "latch" to not engage..

Dan.
 

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for my 92 eldo I bought a key chain type leather fob (like you put your keys on) and jammed the leather edge between ashtray lid and top of enclosure.
 

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mine was always stuck open when i bought my car...so i simply grabbed the lip of the wood top of the ashtray, and gently wiggled it forward a tiny bit, so when i push it down it sticks slightly lower than the wood on the center console..but it looks just fine, and i can just push it down and forward to open it again..



but i hate having a smokey car, so my window goes down when i have a cigarette..no matter how cold :)
 
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