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GhostRider
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Glove Box attachment

Post by GhostRider » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 am

How does this thing go together? The glove box latch has separated from the other part. I thought the rubber band went around it but it wont stay together.
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by twiggy144 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:19 am

The arm with a piston like head, you are holding in your hand, slides inside the tube, pretty much like a shock absorber works. This gives the glove box a soft dampened motion when it opens, preventing it from "falling" suddenly when opening. The 2 rubber bands on the tube help keep the arm aligned inside the tube.
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by GhostRider » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:08 am

twiggy144 wrote:The arm with a piston like head, you are holding in your hand, slides inside the tube, pretty much like a shock absorber works. This gives the glove box a soft dampened motion when it opens, preventing it from "falling" suddenly when opening. The 2 rubber bands on the tube help keep the arm aligned inside the tube.
It keeps coming apart and wont stay together. Thats the issue I am having.
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by tks95747 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:06 pm

Did you ever get this question answered, because I know exactly how to do it. I just had the same problem with my damper arm.

Let me know.

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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by GhostRider » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:13 pm

Please share Tony. I have never gotten it back on. I find it easier to keep it off so my cabin air filter is accessible. However, please post a "how-to" here for everyones benefit
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by tks95747 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:19 pm

For those of you who have this particular problem, you've already been through the process of loosening the damper arm from the left side of the glove box. Because the damper arm is made up of two pieces, sometimes when loosening the damper arm and letting the glove box swing free, these two pieces can become unfastened. Here is a picture of the two pieces unfastened...
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You can clearly see an O-ring on the end of the upper cylinder, or the one on the right. There is also an O-ring that should be positioned over the end of the lower cylinder, or the one on the left, as well. If you accidentally pulled the damper cylinders apart, you'll probably see both O-rings attached to the end of the upper cylinder.

The lower cylinder, is the part that attaches to the glove box. Here is a picture of the lower cylinder...
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You can see the disc with the small nub on it. It is the nub that slots into the left side of the glove box.

In order to get these two cylinders back together you need to leave the rear-most O-ring on the upper cylinder and take the forward-most O-ring off of the upper cylinder and place it over the end of the lower cylinder. Now position the lower cylinder as if it were going to be reattached to the glove box with the nub facing right, then rotate the lower cylinder 180 degrees so that the nub is facing left and push the lower cylinder into the upper cylinder past the upper cylinder O-ring. You will feel it engage like a piston in a cylinder. Next, rotate the lower cylinder back 180 degrees so that the nub faces right again. Finally, slide the O-ring that was on the end of the lower cylinder up and over the slot at the end of the upper cylinder so that both O-rings are now over the end of the upper cylinder. Here is a picture of the assembly put back together with both O-rings...
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Now all that is left to do is to slot the nub of the lower cylinder back into the left side of the glove box, push the ends of the glove box together so it will go back into its opening and close the glove box. Now when you open your glove box you'll notice that it opens very slowly as if hydraulics were letting it down.

Sorry, I'm not a technical writer, so I hope you understand my explanation. If there is something you need clarification on, PM me and I can try and explain further.

Hope this helps someone and that you don't spend nearly a whole month, like I did, trying to figure out how to reassemble the damper arm.

Cheers!

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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by Meleta » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:45 pm

My problem is at the end of the arm there is a white attachment but I don't see where inside the opening it would attach?

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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:23 am

Do yourselves a favor......

WHen you detach the Glove box DETACH THE ARM FROM THE GLOVE BOX TAB FIRST. That will make it a lot easier. If you are removing glove box to change Cabin Air Filter......most likely the reason then if you remove the arm from the glove box tab you shouldn't have to touch the arm at all reducing the chances of it coming apart.
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by tks95747 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:10 pm

Meleta wrote:My problem is at the end of the arm there is a white attachment but I don't see where inside the opening it would attach?
What year and model?
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by kevinm27804 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm

Question - should one of these bands depicted above break, where can I obtain a replacement?

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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by twiggy144 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 am

Mine broke. Used a plain regular rubber band of approximately same diameter. ( Bands assortments available at the dollar store?)
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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by Dougboffl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:55 am

Use a silicone rubber band if you can. The standard office-type rubber band will dry out not last especially in summer heat.

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Re: Glove Box attachment

Post by taurus1 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:41 pm

I just changed the cabin filter on my 2012 ford Taurus SEL and the damper arm separated when I was replacing the glove box.
Thanks to the directions from tks I was able to reattach everything back together in 2-3 minutes!
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