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Glove Box Catch Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Catch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$30

Talent:

***

Tools:

Pliers, T20 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 955 Cayenne (2004-08)
Porsche 955 Cayenne GTS (2008)
Porsche 955 Cayenne S (2003-08)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo S (2006)

Parts Required:

New glove box catch assembly.

Hot Tip:

Take your time removing the glove box

Performance Gain:

You can keep things in the glove box again.

Complementary Modification:

Replace Cabin Air Filter

Can't get your glove box open? You likely have a broken catch piece. The glove box in your Cayenne uses a plastic catch mechanism that is prone to failure. Replacement of the catch is a pretty straightforward procedure and shouldn't take more than 2 hours to perform.

In this article, ill go over the steps involved with replacing the glove box catch and restoring its function.
Figure 1

In this article, ill go over the steps involved with replacing the glove box catch and restoring its function.

Pull the trim strip off the front of the glove box as shown here.
Figure 2

Pull the trim strip off the front of the glove box as shown here.

If your glove box is stuck closed, you'll need to insert a small drift or screwdriver in the center hole below the trim strip as shown here.
Figure 3

If your glove box is stuck closed, you'll need to insert a small drift or screwdriver in the center hole below the trim strip as shown here. Position the tool at around 45 degrees and feel for the catch release arm. Once you press it, it will actuate the catch and release the glove box door.

Once the glove box is open, remove the five T20 Torx screws shown here (green arrows).
Figure 4

Once the glove box is open, remove the five T20 Torx screws shown here (green arrows).

Remove the T20 Torx screw (green arrow) holding the lower glove box cover to the car.
Figure 5

Remove the T20 Torx screw (green arrow) holding the lower glove box cover to the car. Lower the panel down.

Underneath the panel, you'll find the two lower T20 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the glove box in.
Figure 6

Underneath the panel, you'll find the two lower T20 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the glove box in. Once removed, carefully pull the glove box assembly down and out of the dashboard.

Note the connection way back up inside the dashboard (green arrow).
Figure 7

Note the connection way back up inside the dashboard (green arrow). This is the connection for the air hose that attaches to the glove box. Don't forget to reattach this once the glove box is reinstalled.

Press the tabs in and remove the electrical connection going to the switch on the left hand side of the glove box (green arrow).
Figure 8

Press the tabs in and remove the electrical connection going to the switch on the left hand side of the glove box (green arrow).

Now remove the electrical connection to the glove box light on the right hand side of the glove box (green arrow).
Figure 9

Now remove the electrical connection to the glove box light on the right hand side of the glove box (green arrow).

Shown here is what is left of the glove box catch on our project vehicle.
Figure 10

Shown here is what is left of the glove box catch on our project vehicle. As you can see, the plastic catch was nearly destroyed. Remove the ball end of the cable (green arrow) from the catch and squeeze the clip holding the cable housing in the catch (yellow arrow). You'll need to take the cover off the new catch and reinstall the cable on the new catch.

Now remove the two T20 screws holding the catch to the glove box assembly (green arrows).
Figure 11

Now remove the two T20 screws holding the catch to the glove box assembly (green arrows). You can see where someone had tried to pry the door open on the right side of the catch. Now fit the new catch to the glove box assembly and reconnect the cable. Test operation of the release and you're all done.

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Comments and Suggestions:
boxzilla Comments: Nick ~ how do you remove the lock from the rest of the glove box so it can be removed? No step/photo listed!
September 17, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: With the key inserted, there should be a ab at the rear of the lock cylinder. Press it in and slide the lock cylinder out. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mitsuo Comments: doesn't say how to remove lock
May 18, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'll see if I can have that info added. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Franck Comments: good morning, I m looking for a lower glove box cover, panel that cover cabin air filter for a cayenne s 2009 S, I attached a picture of the part, are able to source it I could not find it on your website
October 31, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: we can get it for you.
I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
steve Comments: My glove box does not stay shut does it need a new latch
August 13, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Does the latch hold if you manually latch it using a flathead screwdriver? - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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