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Barney Eaton

compartment latches

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If you have a broken compartment latch, I have successfully repaired (reworked) the pass through from a floor compartment or glove box into a latch for a pass-thru. The glove box and floor storage latches are the same, the pass thru is different and no longer available. If you have a broken pass-thru call me or send a note (barney@texas.net) and I will work with you to repair it. <P><P>------------------<BR>Barney Eaton Reatta technical advisor for BCA and keeper of the Reatta database.

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Those items are pretty fragile. I have one that is broken and the plastic is starting to shear on the other. I suspect that this is a pretty common problem. Can you post the repair here?<P>Thanks!

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It's not a method to repair all broken latches. It is a method to take a broken pass-thru latch and fix it with a good glove box latch.<P>Pass-thru assemblies are discontinued but certain colors of the other are still available. This was probably a common part for many GM glove boxes. Part of the problem is you need the key to remove the lock cylinder. Without the key, removing the cylinder is the hardest part of the job. <P>------------------<BR>Barney Eaton Reatta technical advisor for BCA and keeper of the Reatta database.

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Barney...<P>Don't waste your time on trying to remove that lock cylinder without a door key! It takes forever, and I just took a blue latch from a junked Reatta to a local lock smith...he removed it in about 5 minutes while we chatted, and didn't even charge me! I would have paid $5 or so as it surely seemed worth it! <BR>Later, I used plastic model paint in spray form from a hobby shop, and got about a 90% match for the tan interior. <P>Just a suggestion...

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