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Uplander 2005-2009
This sport-van offers a sporty feel and roomy interior, all in the body of a minivan.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
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Angry Glove box hinge 2007 Uplander

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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Old 09-21-2010, 03:10 PM
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Saw your post on BITOG .... I have an '07 too and I'll have to check out the plastic hinge on mine. Perhars a piano hinge would work on our doors??...
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:40 AM
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Default What I did

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
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:54 PM
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Excellent !! Could you post a pic or two of your fix??
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the ideas, the glove box door on my 2006 fell off yesterday.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:56 AM
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haha I just told someone else on this forum to do something simular. Good job! heck you could even paint the hinge before you put it on just to make it match the van
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:00 PM
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Thumbs down Hinge

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.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:01 PM
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If some of you have pics of your repairs, can you forward them to me please...thanks in advance.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:44 AM
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Default My fix

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.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:55 AM
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Default Same issue with my glove box in 2008 Uplander

The hinge is completely broken and dealships want $500 for the part. I have called several salvage places to no avail. Did the gorilla tape work? Can you send me a picture? Thanks J
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