my glove box wont open

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Asked by Apr 07, 2013 at 12:32 AM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i tried to get into my glove box on my 97 jettta mk3 and the latch that allows me to open the glove box broke so is there another way that i can get into my glove box to get my stuff out ? HELP PLEASE

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There might be screws on the bottom side of the door. Your other option is to break the door off and buy another from eBay. You're going to need a new door anyways. How valuable is your stuff in the box?

carry a small pen knife, not too rigid to slip around and underneath the pawl, inspect the mechanism and replace the .25 cent item-

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-MK3-Jetta-Golf-Glove-Compartment-Door- Glove-Box-Door-93-98-Lower-Dash-Black-/290800545343? pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1997%7CMake %3AVolkswagen%7CModel%3AJetta&hash=item43b5102e3f&vxp=mtr

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-MK3-CABRIO-GOLF-GTI-JETTA-VR6- RARE-EURO-GLOVEBOX-GLOVE-BOX-/121086920098? pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1997%7CMake %3AVolkswagen%7CModel%3AJetta&hash=item1c3157c5a2&vxp=mtr

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Brute force, or drill through center of latch then replace latch if the more gentle methods don't work.

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The latch had a plastic lever that extended into a rectangular shaped opening that is pushed to the right, and this action pulls in the plastic rods inwards, releasing the glove box lid. Insert the end of a screwdriver into the rectangular opening and push it to the right (quarter inch). This will release the glove box lid. I had the same problem with my 1998 Jetta.

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