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Old 07-05-2020, 02:01 PM   #1
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986 Center Glove Box Hinge Repair

Just received the kit from Pelican. No instructions but seems easy to do. The kit comes with two rivets and two "U" brackets about 1/4" x 1". Not sure what the brackets are for and my plan is to just two screws vs rivets to fasten the hinge to the main center console. I'm probably not the first to do this job and hence curious of what other may have done.

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Old 07-06-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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Just received the kit from Pelican. No instructions but seems easy to do. The kit comes with two rivets and two "U" brackets about 1/4" x 1". Not sure what the brackets are for and my plan is to just two screws vs rivets to fasten the hinge to the main center console. I'm probably not the first to do this job and hence curious of what other may have done.
Others have turned to Youtube.

Can you post a pic of that center glove box? Maybe you mean center console.

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Old 07-06-2020, 04:07 PM   #3
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Bought my 986 (2001) in 2006.
I think it was a year or two later that I had the console hinge issue...ie it was a good while ago. My recollection of the fix is vague, but I do think I hit youtube for guidance.
Whatever I did, it worked out fine...and I'm no genius when it comes to DIY car repairs! Whatever you do (within reason of course) it'll be fine!
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:50 PM   #4
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Easy install. Drilled holes for 2-3/4” flat head wood screws and added a section of double-backed tape for added security and cushioning. Came out perfect. If I get really picky will paint the silver heads black. The was the center console locking glove box.
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Old 07-08-2020, 04:45 AM   #5
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The was the center console locking glove box.
I was razzing you.

I don't know if my hinge is broken... but I do know that there's no action to it. I press the button... lift the lid 90 degrees... it stays up... I get my ****************... close the lid... done.

What's the big challenge with a broken hinge? Am I mising something? What's the big hassle/challenge asociated with a broken hinge... or no spring action?

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Old 08-01-2020, 05:54 AM   #6
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I did mine on Thursday night, it couldn’t have been easier. 10 minute job max

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