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Snapped off glovebox handle

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Mylo, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Mylo

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    I've done a search and it seems like the part that the handle attaches to is not available from SEAT:cry:. Is this still the case ?

    A repair was tried but the handle mount snapped off again and I ended up removing it.

    How expensive is a new glovebox and are there any second-hand Audi/VW options that would fit ?
     
    #1 Mylo, Jun 17, 2008
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  2. skahigh

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    I'd say your best bet mate is to find a leon that is breaking somewhere, glovebox is probably the same on all leons?
     
  3. Space-Black

    Space-Black Active Member

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    I second that - there were three years inbetween my two Leons and the gloveboxes are the same. And now you could possibly take out the really annoying box thing inside where I presume the disc changer is supposed to go (if you don't have a disc changer that is)
     
  4. Mylo

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    Good idea. The changer is long gone so maybe I can turn the whole glovebox into a fully useable space.

    Have placed a wanted and and emailed some part finders [B)]
     
  5. Space-Black

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    Let me know if it's easy to get out without damaging the box or removing it - I'd love to take mine out and have a bigger glovebox!
     
  6. smivvy

    smivvy Seat Leon Cupra

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    What colour is your glovebox mate? All black or is it grey?
    They are not too bad to remove/fit.
     
  7. Bosher

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    Prob is if u take out the CD changer housing u end up with a mahoosive hole... good for checking on yr heater, but crap for keeping stuff in the glovebox... :lol:

    It's easy to remove though, just pull the box edge trim out at the bottom then wiggle out of the clips @ either end @ the top. then remove the 2 screws holding the box in.
     
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  8. Mylo

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    All black mate.

    Removing the whole glove box is a doddle, I did that to route the amp cables.

    The changer hole was filled with the SEAT insert. It's a useable space but seems silly having to cavity’s :lol:
     
  9. smivvy

    smivvy Seat Leon Cupra

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    Shame I have a grey fronted one in stock here.

    I may be getting a black glovebox coming here this week, I shall keeo an eye on the forum to see if you have found one
     
  10. Mylo

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    cheers buddy, out of interest how much would they be ?
     
  11. smivvy

    smivvy Seat Leon Cupra

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    Wel usually around £40+vat but I am sure I could sort something out. Still waiting for it to come in so can check condition of it.
     
  12. crazy-steff

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    i have exactly the same problem, my m8 pulled the handle off!!! gutted!!! is there any where on the net where i can search for one, or will i have to search through scrap yards?
     
  13. smivvy

    smivvy Seat Leon Cupra

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    Try ebay and scrapyards mate. Like I mentioned above I have a grey one but no further black ones at the moment
     
  14. FR+TDI

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    My wife broke our handle off last week - car still under warranty so their problem! No probs with the part, was in the next day, I fitted it myself to save my great local dealer the hassle of booking it in, etc. 4 x 20 torx screws, took me about 5 mins max. Saw on the computer screen when he was ordering it, it was £21 + vat for the small handle & the lock mechanism complete. Whoever told you it was unobtainable was telling you porkies!
     
  15. 777cupra

    777cupra Active Member

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    guys....you can get the part from SEAT...doesn't cost much..and you can keep your existing lock barrel to....it takes like 2 mins to fit! not even worth going to breakers and all the hassel.
     
  16. Mylo

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    This sounds very promising :D

    The part I need is marked as: 1M2 857 161 X26510 AL3
     
  17. rllmuk

    rllmuk Active Member

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    I have a black glovebox sitting in my garage - was going to fit it to my LCR as the one in there was scratched but never got round to it and now have a MK2. PM me if you want it.
     
  18. crazy-steff

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    just took my glove box apart, and all i need to get is a new lock, is it passable to get this with out buying a whole door!?!
     
  19. Mylo

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    Please can I have first dibs on this :)

    I'll check with SEAT tomorrow to see if they can get the part I need.

    Cheers, Mylo
     
  20. Mylo

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    Just been to SEAT and they have an entire kit of parts in stock.

    New latch assy, plate, handle etc all for £28.

    I'll post the a part number so that the forum search will now be up to date :D
     

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