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Glove Box Latch and Lock Cylinder Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Latch and Lock Cylinder Replacement

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100

Talent:

**

Tools:

T20 Torx driver, flathead screwdriver, trim panel tool

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz E320 (2003-09)
Mercedes-Benz E500 (2003-06)
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (2003-06)

Parts Required:

Latches and lock for glove box

Hot Tip:

Empty before removing

Performance Gain:

Functioning glove box lock and latches

Complementary Modification:

Replace both if only one part is needed

Interior trim pieces in Mercedes-Benz cars are often made of preformed hard plastic. Plastic clips or metal screws are used to hold them in place. To avoid marring the trim, work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out trim panels, switches or electrical accessories.

The glove box on Mercedes-Benz W211 models has a security lock and is held closed by two latches. The latches and lock can both be serviced. The lock cylinder can be replaced with the latches installed, by removing the trim piece, then pulling the lock cylinder out using the key. See the procedure below.

The latches can be easily removed as well. They frequently need to be removed and replaced, as they lose the ability to hold the glove box closed.

In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing and replacing the glove box latches and lock cylinder from your Mercedes-BenzW211.

Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.

Vehicle models change and evolve as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

Open the glove compartment and remove all items from within.

The latches hold the glove box shut (green arrow).
Figure 1

The latches hold the glove box shut (green arrow). The lock cylinder (red arrow) prevents unwanted access. I will show you how to replace both items in this tech article. The lock cylinder will be shown with the latches removed. You do not need to do this. However, it does make it a bit easier, as sometimes the lock cylinder sticks inside the latch assembly.

The first step is to remove the trim panel surrounding the latches (red arrow).
Figure 2

The first step is to remove the trim panel surrounding the latches (red arrow).

Use a plastic trim panel tool and lever the trim piece off the instrument panel.
Figure 3

Use a plastic trim panel tool and lever the trim piece off the instrument panel.

Once free, lower the trim panel and move it aside.
Figure 4

Once free, lower the trim panel and move it aside. Leave the Auxiliary input attached. Just let it sit inside the glove box.

Working at the release button / lock cylinder, remove the two T20 Torx screws (red arrows).
Figure 5

Working at the release button / lock cylinder, remove the two T20 Torx screws (red arrows). One has already been removed, in the photo.

Next move to the latch mechanism.
Figure 6

Next move to the latch mechanism. Remove the four T20 Torx screws (red arrows).

Lower the latches.
Figure 7

Lower the latches. Then at the right side, disconnect the electrical connector by pressing the release tab (red arrow) and pulling the connector straight out.

Lower the latches a little more.
Figure 8

Lower the latches a little more. Then at the left side, disconnect the electrical connector by pressing the release tab (red arrow) and pulling the connector straight out.

Remove the latches from the glove box.
Figure 9

Remove the latches from the glove box. The lock cylinder has to be removed, either to be replaced or swapped over to the new latches.

Working at the lock, pull the trim piece off at an angle.
Figure 10

Working at the lock, pull the trim piece off at an angle.

Working at the lock, insert the emergency key (removed from your remote key) and rotate the lock cylinder clockwise to about 45°.
Figure 11

Working at the lock, insert the emergency key (removed from your remote key) and rotate the lock cylinder clockwise to about 45°. Pull the lock cylinder straight out to remove it.

If the lock does not come out, it may need slight levering, as they get stuck.
Figure 12

If the lock does not come out, it may need slight levering, as they get stuck. If that is the case, flip the latch assembly over. Lever out the latch switch (green arrow) and move it aside.

With the latch switch flipped over, remove the wiring from the holders (green arrows).
Figure 13

With the latch switch flipped over, remove the wiring from the holders (green arrows).

Pull the lock cylinder light right off the lock cylinder.
Figure 14

Pull the lock cylinder light right off the lock cylinder.

Working at the lock, insert the emergency key (removed from your remote key) and rotate the lock cylinder clockwise to about 45°.
Figure 15

Working at the lock, insert the emergency key (removed from your remote key) and rotate the lock cylinder clockwise to about 45°. Use a small flathead screwdriver to lever it out.

Pull the lock cylinder straight out to remove it.
Figure 16

Pull the lock cylinder straight out to remove it. Insert the key into the new lock cylinder. Then install the lock cylinder at the same 45° angle. When pushing the lock cylinder in, listen for an audible click. If you do not hear a click, check the alignment of the lock cylinder and latch. Reassemble the latch assembly in the reverse order of removal.


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