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Old 08-13-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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broken door cubby

Over the weekend, both door cubby doors broke. They seem to have lost their spring and will not stay up. Is there a spring that fell off or a broken part that someone knows about? Is it a DIY or does the door panel need to come off?
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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Over the weekend, both door cubby doors broke. They seem to have lost their spring and will not stay up. Is there a spring that fell off or a broken part that someone knows about? Is it a DIY or does the door panel need to come off?
thanks for the help,
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No, you do not need to pull off the door panels to fix that problem. To remove the door bin lids, just lift them to the up position, and you'll see two hinges. Just use a hole punch or paper clip to push the plastic center pins thru the hinges and then use a needle nosed plier to pull them out. The rear hinge has the spring inserted there too, but it sounds like yours broke. Look down inside your door bin cubby to see if you can find it. You can probably order new springs at the dealer. Without the spring there, the door bin lid comes clear off once you remove the center pins of the hinges.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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Ok i took off the top piece and I see what the problem is.
The top has a small hole that the spring fits into. Well this hole or loop, is broken and the entire top will need replaceing.
I am sure this will be a triple digit $$$ part, but does anyone know were to get it online? 996.555.621.03
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Had this problem myself two ways to fix.

1. Buy some epoxy or JB weld and repair/build up the hole. Allow it to dry then file it close to the old shape. Redrill the hole and reassemble.
2. Move the hole further in on the hinge area. As I recall there is a thick ridge that if you move past it is actually pretty strong. It will work just like it was originally designed.

Method two is easier (obviously) but both work and cannot be seen.

Hope this helps.
ATB,
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:20 AM   #5
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Try here for the part...

http://dcauto.gotdns.com/catalog/index.php?mode=parts&model=986&year=1997-2004&group=8&section=807&illo=807-10

or if that link doesn't work start your search here...
dcauto.com

****************************************************.com is also a good place to start.

Not quite triple digit price. Good thing you didn't break the door pull handle. Those can get well into triple digits.

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