Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida Panhandle
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Involved but Potentially Effective Fix For This!....
So, I finally took a close look at my glove compartment to find a solution for the opening that lets light through. I ended up just buying some new foam stripping and pulling off the old stuff. I had to beef up the left side a bit more because it seems to have more of an opening on that side.
Anyway, I think I found a better, more permanent solution for this problem, but I don't have the tools to do it. I thought I'd share it, though, because it could be a much better option for those that don't have much luck with the foam stripping solution or who just like to weld stuff....
The square metal black hook that catches the latch for the glove compartment is welded to a black bracket that runs from the back to front of the inside of the glove compartment.
1. To get to this bracket you just need to first remove the glove compartment portion that opens and closes. It's attached by 2 screws and the black plastic hook on the right that lowers it slowly.
2. After that, you'll be able to see the black metal bracket to which the latch hook is attached to. It's attached by one screw towards the front of the car and two screws on either side of the square hook. You really need to stick your head in the glove compartment to see the screws.
3. Here's where my theory kicks in!...After you remove that black bracket that has the black square hook attached, some welding and/or soldering could remove that square hook at which point you would re-weld the square hook at a position just a couple of millimeters in from it's original position. This would allow for the latch on the glove compartment to catch at a slightly higher point, thus making for a tighter closing that would remove the gap.
This is probably an excessive (and unproven!) fix for such a minor issue, but I'd be interested to see if someone was motivated enough to go through with it.
'06 Accord V6 6MT Sedan w/ Nav, Graphite Pearl
-fog lights (eBay! w/some OEM parts)
-USA Spec iPod Adapter
-Parrot CK3000 Bluetooth Adapter
-Custom scratches on front bumper c/o road debris