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Glove box stuck closed

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by doubleohwhat, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. doubleohwhat

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    Well, it took me less than 72 hours to break something on the car. Apparently I closed the glove box too hard and now it's stuck closed. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to open it?
     
  2. Lex

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    Just to make sure, you're not in Valet Mode ? That would prevent it from opening.

    Otherwise it sounds like you need to make a call or email to Tesla as it should not be able to get jammed by "closing too hard".
     
  3. doubleohwhat

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    Nope. Valet mode is not on :/
     
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    Crowbar?
     
  5. doubleohwhat

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    Tempted. My wallet is in the damn thing
     
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    I'm halfway serious though. Press the button, and use something like a credit card or a small plastic "crowbar" for trim removal to try to leverage the glovebox open. Don't apply too much pressure, see if it gives.
     
  7. Lloyd

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    I was able to open one by pressing the open button and simultaneously pressing the box door in and to the left/right.
     
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  8. doubleohwhat

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    Thanks. I'll give that a go and see what happens. I called Tesla and they said I shouldn't pack too much stuff in there. All I have in there is the car registration, insurance card and my thin wallet. If that's too much then there's a problem.
     
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    Did the same, press button while pushing in top right of door.
     
  10. JPP

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    My glovebox door will jam and fail to open it is stuffed a bit too full, and when I close it the 2 spring latches on either side have 'outward' pressure on them. When that happens, I hold the glovebox release button, and try to press in on the door to see if the outward pressure lowers and the latches pop open. See if this works...
     
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  11. doubleohwhat

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    Thanks all. I was able to free my wallet. Unfortunately the glove compartment seems to be broken as it still refuses to open on its own. I've contacted Tesla and they created a ticket.
     

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