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How to fix loose handle in glovebox


My alfa 147's glovebox has problem that is loose handle.

How to fix it?
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Re: How to fix loose handle in glovebox

theres two ways, either you can drill a hole so that you can get to the screw ,or you can lift the inner panel then re glue it back on
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Re: How to fix loose handle in glovebox

There are three or four other threads on the same subject.

Seems like a common problem (i've got a loose glovebox handle too which is why I searched on the subject).

Actually, summarising all the other threads - which are mainly repeat posts on with the same comments - there are three options which I will list in some sort of order of cowboyness 1 = Best, 3 = Yehah;

1) Obtain set of Torx head Allen Keys (one suggestion was that a T9 sized head was the one you need but I haven't yet verified this) and hold/wedge the handle up so you can get access to the screw behind. Again, I haven't tried this yet and others seem to meet with different degrees of success, some finding it more difficult than others. Probably depends largely on combination of manual dexterity and length of the Allen Key!

2) Solution 2 could probably be referred to as the Continental dealer approach which is apparently a fairly common applied solution! Drill through the inside of the glovebox door to gain access to the screw. More details of this operation can be found in the other threads.

3) Glue! As above.

Given that people have posted success with option 1 and it requires neither glue or damaging the car I suggest that this ought to be your first plan of action.

I'm going to try as soon as I get my 147 back from the garage!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps.

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