This sport-van offers a sporty feel and roomy interior, all in the body of a minivan. Platform: U-Body
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Yesterday I opened my glove box and the door fell to the floor. The hinge ( thin piece of plastic) had broken. Today I found out the hinge is not available. You have to buy the entire glove box assembly for over $200. I can't see buying on at a salvage yard as it may be just as reliable as mine was failed in 3 years. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
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Did not appear to be a place to attach a piano hinge as they are quite narrow, so I made do with two small strap hinges that fit with a little cutting of inner door plastic . Its not real pretty when you stand on your head and look up at it but sitting in seats you do not see the strap hinges. So will see how this works only possible to have one attaching screw in each hinge on door, but probably as strong os original. Thanks for comments
Typical, today's vehicles are made extremely poorly and sure weren't made to last. I had the same issue and bought one from a scrap yard as the local GM dealership wanted 500 plus tax for the entire glove box assembly. The one I picked up in the scrap yard for 40 bucks is not going to last forever so I may follow the other members suggestions "when" it happens again. Don't waste your time getting one from a scrap yard as the plastic is very thin and will only help for a little while.
Used a length of Gorilla tape across hinge 3 weeks ago. this was the best tape I could find. So far so good. Tape is not visable, seems to be working, only open door when necessary and do not plan on setting anything heavy on door.