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Old 11-28-2008, 01:09 PM
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Glove box doesnt close all the way?????

I have a 06 coupe and I have always noticed that my glove box has a slim gap that i can always see my glove box light on at all times at night time I dunno If im supposed to be able to see that. anyone else have this problem???
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:57 PM
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yup i got the same problem. its not doing me any harm so i just ignore it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:44 PM
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Me too... Tightening the screws under the glovebox while pushing the glvebox up helped a bit but I can still see it... It really does bother me I'd be glad to know a fix
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:13 PM
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I was actually going to post about this as well, very interesting since I also just realized i could see the interior light with it closed the other night which is kinda annoying...

Seems as if from an angle (driver seat) you can see it but from the passenger seat head on you can't notice it ...

Tried closing it a bunch of times and got it finally to shut a hair more than normal but you can still see some light peering through ...

Anyone have any fixes yet? Does it have to do with the plastic piece that lets it down slowly? Or maybe there is a way to beef up the foam padding between the glove box door and panel (where they meet to close) to block the light ..?
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I remember some discussion about this but could not find much. Here is a thread about the glove box rattle that might help along with the TSB. My glove box has the same issue. I have tried to tighten, etc but still have some light coming through. I saw another thread a while back where someone just added another piece of felt strip along with the original one.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21558

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I have a 06 coupe and I have always noticed that my glove box has a slim gap that i can always see my glove box light on at all times at night time I dunno If im supposed to be able to see that. anyone else have this problem???
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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.
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I have a 06 coupe and I have always noticed that my glove box has a slim gap that i can always see my glove box light on at all times at night time I dunno If im supposed to be able to see that. anyone else have this problem???
Best thing to do is buy thicker foam and replace it. I am also sure adding a switch for the lamp from another make/model vehicle would do the trick too.
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same problem here on my new used car..I'm going to see if it will be fixed under warranty..i don't want the bulb to burn out!
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can always see the light since i brought it, hahaha...
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No problems with my '03 Coupe glove box.
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I recently noticed my 07 sedan glove box light was on and visible through the top. I made an inquiry with my dealer and was told there is an adjustment that may be the cause. I am going to look into it soon and will post info along with photos (if needed).
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i have it on mine too
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same problem here on my new used car..I'm going to see if it will be fixed under warranty..i don't want the bulb to burn out!
There is no switch, to turn the glove box light off, when you close it. The light is on, whenever the regular lights are turned on, and it goes off when you turn the running lights off. Honda has been doing it this way forever.
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