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Glove box handle replacement

Over stuffed the glove box and as a result couldnít open it.
Whilst its open it now, Iíve managed to stress the handle mechanism so need to replace it.
Unfortunately I canít see how to dismantle.
Anyone else managed this or is it a whole lid replacement?
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

Ok, letís try a different approach.
Does anyone know how to remove the glovebox assembly or perhaps a parts breakdown list of the dashboard area for a 2015 Panda?
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

If it's of any help here's an exploded parts diagram for the glovebox ...

https://www.fiatdalys.lt/en/catalog/...strument-panel
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

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If it's of any help here's an exploded parts diagram for the glovebox ...

https://www.fiatdalys.lt/en/catalog/...strument-panel

Thatís really helpful - thanks for that.
I managed to get the whole assembly out this morning and it supports what I feared. The handle is sandwiched between an inner and outer skin so you canít remove it without wrecking the whole thing. Luckily the catch is still just about connected to lever as itís a stress fracture so Iím going to try to glue and reinforce the area first.
If not itís going to be around £60 to replace the whole lid.
Odd thing is that the car was in for a service and Iíd taken the service book out so the garage wouldnít forget to stamp it. It wasnít until it came back that I noticed it was jammed.
Iím assuming it was me as I canít think of any reason for the garage to be working around it for the service?
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

Strange that it jammed just after it came back from the garage ... though as you say no reason for them to be in there ... a weird coincidence?

Hope the reinforcement / glue works ... certainly worth a try if the alternative is a new lid at £60 ... though you might be able to source a second-hand one on eBay (from someone breaking a similar Panda if none are listed individually).
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

I have some glue that works total miracles on anything black plastic. I will find it and post the name. Its a two part based on superglue and works like nothing I have ever experienced. `It works instantly and seems stronger after repair than before on everything I have tried it on. Bought off the net.
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Re: Glove box handle replacement

I love a good bodge...
Job done with some gorilla glue and a piece of a metal picture hook to provide additional support.
As good as new (providing you donít look up if you stick your head in the footwell).
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