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Ashtray Will Not Open!

Anyone had this problem - I went to open my ashtray and pushed it to open it as normal, but it only opened about 10mm and now is stuck like it! It will not close back to the normal position and will not open either!
Has anyone got any ideas on how I could fix it? Have tried a bit for force and also sticking things through the gap! The ashtray is empty so cant be anything in there jaming it.
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Re: Ashtray Will Not Open!


Just had the same problem with mine. Except it does not really open at all. A little bit of play so you can push it to open, but does not reavel out any further.

Any ideas on how to get it to open anyone ?

Any idea what bit might break if I try brute force ?


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Re: Ashtray Will Not Open!

I took mine out a while ago to adjust as it wasn't closing very tightly. Absolute pain in the arse job!!!! There is a gear mechanism which allows the tray to open smoothly which also incorporates the locking function. It sounds like your tray has slipped a cog and need taking apart. The only way to get it out is to undo the screws in the tray so the only option you have is to force the try open.
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