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I've often thought that the glove box, when closed, has too much panel gap between it and the dash. When standing outside and lookin into the passenger window, if the light is right, I can even see into the closed box!<p>I took a look at the closure mechanism but it doesn't look like there's any adjustment that can be made. Has anyone else noticed the dreaded GBD? Any fix? I used the search but didn't find anything. Thanks!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by n23 at 10:06 AM 8-4-2009</i>
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (n23)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've often thought that the glove box, when closed, has too much panel gap between it and the dash. When standing outside and lookin into the passenger window, if the light is right, I can even see into the closed box!<p>I took a look at the closure mechanism but it doesn't look like there's any adjustment that can be made. Has anyone else noticed the dreaded GBD? Any fix? I used the search but didn't find anything. Thanks!<p><br><i>Modified by n23 at 9:40 AM 8-4-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had the same problem...it would rattle like crazy when I was in Advanced mode as well. I took it to the dealer under warranty and asked them to fix it. I believed the just shimmed something and put felt tape where it was plastic to plastic to limit the noise. Its better then before but still far from what I think it should be. Granted these cars were about $45k new..I had a 96 Honda Civic with 200k miles which i owned for 8 years and its held up better then my current car.
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (BigG)

Mine doesn't rattle much, thankfully, only droop. I'm not talking about 4" of space or anything, just an extra 1/8". I might go the sticky-felt-tape route and line the top of the seal with it.<p>Conversely to your Honda experience, I had a '95 for 14 years and it held up great because it had no luxury features and was slow as molasses. I wouldn't compare them.
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (n23)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mine doesn't rattle much...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Throw some CDs in there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>badams1897</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Duct Tape! LOL</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ha, it would be Volvo Duct Tape and cost $29.00 a roll, $99 an hour to install.<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Throw some CDs in there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Fair enough, I keep books and napkins in mine.
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (n23)

Some suggestions:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=105070" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=105070</A>
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (bb vign)

Thank you, I apparently didn't search well enough <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (n23)

I finally got to watch a Volvo mechanic adjust one of these.<br>He loosened the right side of the dash loosening two screws, one on the end of the dash and one in the inside of the glovebox, he then wiggled everything around so it lined up perfectly.<br>You actually move the dashboard, you do not touch the glovebox!<br>He actually then got the left side of the gloveboxdoor (the side that always droops) <B>too</B> tight and too close to the dash, he then had to loosen it al over again and just tapped it down a hair, then it became perfect.
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (n23)

Conversely to your Honda experience, I had a '95 for 14 years and it held up great because it had no luxury features and was slow as molasses. I wouldn't compare them.[/QUOTE]<p>I get your point there...I would consider my Volvo a Ferrari vs. a Honda Civic..I guess the point i'm trying to make is that you would think with it being a luxury car and costing 3 time as much they would spend a little more time making sure things dont fall apart after 4 years.
 

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My original glove box drooped to the left.<p>Told the dealer and the replaced it.<p>My new glove box droops to the right.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I finally got to watch a Volvo mechanic adjust one of these.<br>He loosened the right side of the dash loosening two screws, one on the end of the dash and one in the inside of the glovebox, he then wiggled everything around so it lined up perfectly.<br>You actually move the dashboard, you do not touch the glovebox!<br>He actually then got the left side of the gloveboxdoor (the side that always droops) <B>too</B> tight and too close to the dash, he then had to loosen it al over again and just tapped it down a hair, then it became perfect.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Happen to have a pic or something to show where these two screws are?
 

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Re: Any fix for Glove Box Droop? (Denis)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Denis</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just rip out the damn thing and get one of these. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bad idea, he would bark at my monkey.<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee3L9BQQ4Gs" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee3L9BQQ4Gs</A>
 
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