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Help please! Model X Glove box can't open

Hi All,

Thanks for your input in advance.
My 2016 X glove box suddenly decided to not work today. When i click the button it does nothing and made no sound.
I went online to do some research and found that there is a way to open Model 3 Glove putting the side panel off, but when i did the same the inside looked different.

I have tired to give it some force to assist it open, but with no luck. I have also tired the voice command (thinking the button might be broken or something) but for some reason my 2016 MCU2.0 say Command is not available.

The car is out of Warranty so i wanted to try a few things before sending it in SC. Does anyone has suggestion? could it be the fuse (since it made no noise when i click the glove box button.)? (the light under the button still works. Thank you

My glove box was once stuck. What i did was, I opened the front door passenger side and gave a gentle push inwards from the right-side of the glove box (you can see the right side of the glove box if you open the front door) - after the gentle push the glove box opened- possibly misalignment of the glove box door. Hope this helps.


Supporting Member
Apr 15, 2019
Evanston IL
I’ve had this happen at least four times in three years. Usually because something shifted inside the glovebox and is blocking one of the latches. Stick a putty knife between the dash and the glovebox door, and gently wiggle it/apply pressure while hitting the release button. It’ll pop right open!

That being said, don’t overload the glove box. 🙃
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