Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 12:59:29 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 glovebox door stuck

Dave Hinz wrote: > OK, so the 99 Turbo project is going well. I'm down to minor stuff > now. The one that is annoying me a lot at the moment is that I can't > get the glovebox door open. > > With, or without the key, I can turn the knob _almost_ 180 degrees, > but nothing unlatches and the glovebox won't open. I'd really like to > get into there to see if anything important is in there (or anything > that shouldn't be there...), but I can't get the darn thing open. > > Any suggestions? I'm thinking of just prying down on the door/up on the > dash right at the latch, but I don't want to break anything. Am I > overlooking anything obvious? > I think I remember this problem, but my memory is quite vague (it may come from a '71 99). The lock is screwed to the door with two screws from the inside. If the screws for some reason are loose the complete lock rotates inside glovebox but still locks the door due to the shape of the lock. The solution to the problem IIRC was a big screwdriver and some brute force (combined with some intelligence and feeling) . -- th

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