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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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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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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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