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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all wondered if anybody knows where to buy a glove box hinge for side nearesf drivers door. main stealer only sell full door at a price off 98 plus vat a bit extreme just to get one hinge............... thanks ps tried glue and all that does not work snaps again after a few days........
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hi all wondered if anybody knows where to buy a glove box hinge for side nearesf drivers door. main stealer only sell full door at a price off 98 plus vat a bit extreme just to get one hinge............... thanks ps tried glue and all that does not work snaps again after a few days........
I am in the same boat as you sir. Just broke yesterday on the opposite side. Never though it would be just a flimsy plastic hinge and don't know how it would've broken but I do see that the part that is left attached to the glove box/compartment is very stiff so it may have seized. I would've opened the door at least once a day so that really doesn't make sense. Don't fancy shelling out that kind of money for a door either. Please let me know if you have any joy. Cheers
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Try a local junk yard for some Bloke who had his a$$ smashed in and see what they want for it.
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The problem occurs more often then you can imagine. Audi actually has a Bulletin out on the concern which is caused by the glove box brake being faulty from the factory and seizes then eventually when you pull down on the door it seperates the hinge. Unfortunately you can't buy or find just a hinge by itself you will need a whole glove box door and a new glove box brake(there is an updated part to correct the issue you can get it from any Audi store). Sorry I couldn't give you better news.
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My glove box hinge (nearest to door) broke as well and it turn out to be due to the seized glove box brake, just as SinCityAudi mentioned. I took my brake apart and trimmed down the rubber gasket inside and lubed it. To fix the hinge (since a new glove box door would have cost me $400) I managed to piece together the broken parts with epoxy and then re-inforced it with a metal shim and rivets. I have not had a problem since.
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Hi. I had the same problem with the hinge on the passenger's door side. Like the guys above I found the the damper, (which you can access by removing the panel on side of dashboard) was really stiif. I also tried lubricating and glueing but it kept breaking also.
I eventually got over it by drilling a small hole (about 2- 3 mmm) in the end of the damper. I think that the seals were so tight that it was pulling a vacuum. drilling this small hole overcomes that. I glued it up again and it has been that way now for 6 months and has not broken since. Hope this helps
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Hi there, I am facing the same problem. The left hinge on my glove box broke. I would like to :

Take my brake apart and trimmed down the rubber gasket inside (as done by blackcat1965).

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Drill a small hole (about 2- 3 mmm) in the end of the damper (as done by Vincent D).

Trouble is, I don't know where to do it. I have attached some pics, and hope that someone can kindly point out where to take the brake apart or where to drill the small hole.

When all this is done, I will use epoxy to glue the hinge back to the lid. Thank you for your help and drive safe. Oh, and my B6 A4 is right hand drive.






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