I just bought a 2007 Cooper S R52. Unfortunately the glove box refuses to open. The handle is in place but the center of it is missing (round opening in center of chrome lever). Is there any way I can open this without a crowbar.
I presume the lock cylinder is missing which disconnects the handle from the mechanism. Any suggestions?
I just got my s convertible and the glove box wouldn't open. I found I could get my fingernail up inside and hook the latch or I could use a paper clip shaped like a hook to grab the latch to get it open. (If you're small enough, you can lie on your back and look up into the void to see it.)
After I got it open, I fed a cable tie around the latch and cut it off to where I could grab it, but not see it. Opens easily.
Sounds like you have the same glove box. I have tried pushing and pulling with a bent coat hanger, (half inch 90degree bend) for several sessions, total of a couple of hours. I cannot see what to hook onto. Mostly have been using a small mirror to look up as lying down and looking up does not seem to work for me. Any further help in what to pull would be extremely helpful.
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