Glove box door lock

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  1. rodebcada

    rodebcada 79zrod

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    Is there any way to tighten the glove box door lock on 1979 Z? Mine works but has a lot of play in it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've never had mine apart, but since it is removable, it is adjustable too. You need to pull it apart and see what it takes to tighten it or if something is broken, you need to replace that part.
     
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    Play in the lock or play in the latch?

    The U-shaped catch inside the glove box has slots in the mounting holes so you can adjust it inward a bit.

    If the lock/latch is sloppy in the glove box door... The ring holding it in place can be tightened.
    I believe you need to pull the lock out first to tighten the ring to the latch.

    These two vids give good instructions.


     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    If it is like my old Chevy pickup lock, the key needs to be in the lock to disassemble it.
     
  5. rodebcada

    rodebcada 79zrod

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    problem solved. thanks again guys
     

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