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Help - glove compartment woes!

Hi all,

I've recently acquired a redstyle interior to go in my GTV, however for some reason the glove compartment lock/handle wasn't included... There was just a piece of cardboard keeping it from shutting, however this has slipped inside the glove compartment which has now locked shut...

So my question is how the hell do I get it open again? Can I do something as simple as stick a slim screwdriver up into where the glove compartment handle would usually go when you pull it?

Thanks in advance for any replies!
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Hi mate,
My glove box was rattling and driving me nuts a while ago! I found some loose hex bolts where it hinges at the bottom, they were all loose. You may be able to get into it by undoing these completely, good luck.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look at it tonight
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If you can get a pair of long nose pliers into the handle aperature you may be able to grip the mechanism that actuates the 2 plastic pins that keep glovebox shut. If you manage to grip the mechanism and rotate it the box should open, you only need to rotate mechanism about half an inch at most, the direction of rotation would be anti clockwise as viewed from passenger side door The 3 hex bolts Mike mentions wont allow you to remove glovebox as there are more hex bolts inside the glovebox itself.
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