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How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby vegagtfan » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:11 pm

Hi all I got a question how do you get the chrome knob off a Vega glove box door I see a little tiny hole on the knob but I don't have any clue what kind of tool it takes to get into it to get it off has anybody ever had one of these off before. :think:

Any help with this would be great

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby vegatex » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:30 pm

Try using a paperclip.
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby v8astregt » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:56 am

I tried like hell for a while to get mine off inserting things into that hole. Then I just gave up and masked it off. It's still red behind it, but heck, if I couldn't get it off, not like anyone else will see it.

(lol, that first part sounds bad!) :lol:
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby cosvega76 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:48 am

If I remember correctly, there is a small tab on the top, just inside the latch "tube" assembly, inside the glove box door. Take a small screwdriver and depress the tab, and use another screwdriver and carefully pry the knob and inner latch assembly out of the outer tube. Maybe someone can come up with a photo.

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby vegagtfan » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:18 pm

the reason I want to take it off is because it is all pitted to heck and I got another one to put on that in way better shape chuck I will see if I can get it off the way you are saying.

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby cadillac_man06 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:54 pm

there is always the hammer and prybar trick.... :lol:
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby spyder_xlch » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:07 pm

Do you just have the chrome knob or is it the whole mechanism? I know I've replaced them before on older GM cars but can't remember how.
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby vegagtfan » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:01 am

Matt I got the hole mechanism I was thinking about try a thin piece of wire to see if I could get it off that way heck anything worth a try.

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby cos2482 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:23 am

Try this!

You do not need a paper clip or what ever to take the lock mechanism out,
only just to put it back in.

The lock mechanism must stay in the closed or locked position as well as the latch. (I used locking pliers, not so tight).

There are two small spring loaded tangs that need to be depressed or pushed in at the tumbler, one at a time through the same small opening at the inside base, use a small jewelers screw driver.

Depress the fist tang (steel), lock set will come out about a half inch (may need to pry the lock lightly from the face to get it started), depress the second tang (brass) and it will fall right out.

You will need to insert a paper clip (I used a small alan wrench) to put the tumbler back in. Depress both those tangs while pushing the paper clip as far in as possible. It will hold those tangs in so that you can slip the mechanism back into place.

When you slip the tumbler back in, you need to line it up as if it were in the locked position. It should fall right into place.

Remove the paper clip or alan wrench, you will hear it click.

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:42 pm

Nice job Jim. How about this gets put in best of.
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby cos2482 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:37 pm

Matt,

Thank Travis for bringing this topic up.

I had replaced several of these lock sets with the keyed versions about 20 years ago.
The keyed versions had the identical chrome knob. I forget exactly what they were from. maybe a Chevette, Nova?

I have been playing with trying to remember how to take lock set apart for the last several nights. Wow

Alzheimer getting close?

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby vegagtfan » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:00 pm

Everybody you are very welcome for me bring up this topic but I just wanted to know how to get the knob off but with cos2482 meassage I should be able to get it off now and thanks alot cos2482 for the picture it will be very helpful.

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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby monzabug350 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 pm

cos2482,thanks for the pics/tips! Its sorta like sex,once you figure it out,its easy.
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Re: How Do You Get A Glovebox Door Knob Off

Postby 427VEGA » Wed May 09, 2012 7:32 pm

[quote="monzabug350"]cos2482,thanks for the pics/tips! Its sorta like sex,once you figure it out,its easy.[/quote]

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