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Unhappy 2001 Audi TT broken glove box latch

Just bought a used 2001 Audi TT which came with a broken glove box key port. The key entry portion of the door was broken off by the last owner. I have the lock assembly but not sure it can be glued back in place. How do I remove door to either replace or try to glue it back together? I am have not been able to find a replacement door and Don't want to pay dealer for a new one.

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its not hard. there is a round cap near the handle that is silver and round molded like the ac vents. you turn it and pull it off. its not threaded but more of a kind of latch clicked it. turning it counter clockwise about 1/8 turn should release it to put straight out. once that is off there is a bolt under it. after that is taken off i believe the door panel comes right off pretty clean and easy. I had it off to fixe the handle and recall it wasnt hard to do. I think once the bolts unscrewed you may lift the panel up and out to unhook it. my glovebox thing broke too. just too lazy to fix it yet. iv got to get tires and fix a short that keeps blowing my tail light first..... hope that helps
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Thanks, I will give it a try.
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Every TT I looked at when I found mine had a broken glove box lid. If you will look on EBAY you will find an OEM Black one. I bought and replaced mine no problem. The design I am afraid is a weak one and they break easily.
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The pins that hold the latch in place are pretty flimsy. When the upper pin broke on my 2002 TT. I was able to repair it. It wasn't easy but it can be done.

You need to remove the lid entirely (not too hard), drill out the broken pin. Start with a small gauge drill bit then graduate to the proper bit to tap in threads for an Allen screw (grub screw) of the right size to replicate the pin. Run the srew into the new hole until it sticks out the same height as the pin on the opposite side, Then glue it in place with super glue and strengthen the base with JB Weld. My repair has been in place for nearly 2 years and works like a charm.

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Fixed My Glove Box

I just bought my first audi 6 months ago... 2000 TT and when i bought it they told me the lock was in perfect shape. When the car arrived the lock came off in my hand I called them and made them pay the price of a glove box which they gladly did suprisingly. So instead of buying another glove box I fixed it with the steps below:

I opened the glove box removed the Gray caps on the screws first. Next i removed all the screws while holding the outside cover. Then i closed the glove box so i could remove the front cover of the glove box. Once the cover was off the first area that was broken was the center gear wheel that allows the glove box to open/close. So if you look close you can see where the wheels center plastic peice broke off... I drilled a pilot hole into the glove box then got a OEM audi screw for the glove box and screwed it from the inside of the glove box and then slide the gear into place then aligned the rods back into place. ( once front panel goes back on there is a notch that will hold the wheel on the screw it doesnt fall off )

Next the Notorious nubby arm that hold the lock was broken. I pulled the plastic peice off the front cover by removing the screws that were on the metal rod on the back of the front cover. Once off you can see that if its broken there is lighter color U shape from where the teeth broke off.... I again drilled a pilot hole but this time i got a rivot with a head on it. Instead of push it to have it expand i filed the holed till it slipped into place very tight then pulled it back out slid the lock into place then put the rivot back in so i could measue how long it would need to be. I filed the extra length of the top of the rivot head so it would sit flush on the bottom of the plastic panel then used JB weld to glue it in place ( NOTE : must put lock in first then slide the rivot in place ). Once this was complete and since my top tab wasnt broken i didnt do anything but would hve repeated the rivot steps for the top tab if it was broken. I reassembled the glove box and throughly test the lock assembly by pulling on it like I was trying to steal it and it didnt budge. 6 months later and numerous open / closes and even with it full and pushing on it hasnt failed at all and is 1000 times more durable then the plastic junk setup they did to cut down on cost... Cost me a whole 7 dollars for the 2 rivots and OEM audi bolt with gray cover so it doesnt show as i added the screw. Took about 2 - 3 hrs to complete the repair as im overly causous when it comes to fixing something right the first time.

Hope this helps you or anyone else out.
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