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Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Ashbandicoot, Nov 21, 2014.
Anyone got any ideas how to get the lock out of the glove box handle?
I've always found a carefully placed screw driver, at just the right angle, then smash it with a hammer seems to do it.
In all seriousness, I'm not entirely sure it is possible, I've not tried but when I head into the ZedCave tomorrow I'll have a look at one.
Hi Ash, I'll check the manual when I get home. Still no package but no surprise there. JIM
I want to copy the sequence of the pins on another cylinder which I will fit in my rear storage console and I'm afraid of damaging the glove box lock
@oldcarman Thanks Jim. I'm sure it will be there soon..
The last one,, which was much larger, took two months so should be here by Xmas JIM
I'd be interested in find out this too.
One of the springs has popped out of the handle of my glovebox and one of the two bars that it pivots on refuses to budge, so I can replace the spring. So if the barrel can be removed, I'll be looking to buy a replacement. Cool story bro... =/
Hi guys, sorry the manual says nothing at all about how to remove the cylinder. Hopefully someone will be along shortly to help. JIM
I don't know if this will be of any help?
The glove box lock cylinder in a 2002 E46 3 series.
HT beat me to it but I think that is the American version - I think you have to scroll down to other version.
It's in the TIS - RA5116340 - You have to hold assembly in vice and drive out the pin while holding the key in the assembly to stop it falling apart.
I've not got time now but I'll try and copy text tomorrow if nobody else can access it in meantime.
I used a hammer and a nail to drive the pin out to separate the handle
Prise the four clips that hold the cylinder in place with the key in the lock so the tumblers don't spring out
Slowly remove the key, then note down the tumbler #s in sequence
Tumblers inserted into the new lock cylinder and taped up ready to fit in to my rear storage box (when it arrives)
@David It took a lot of force to get both pins out, I can only recommend a long nail and a hammer
Well done Ash, something new to add to my knowledge base. I love this forum because I learn at least one thing new every day. Apparently that's good for my overworked 67 yr old brain. Congrats to the team that put this all together!! JIM
Thanks Ash, I had presumed that the two pins did not actually meet in the middle, and had a bit of plastic between them? Presumably not then??
Good catch David!! JIM
Genuinely hoping Ash can confirm this for me, before I take a hammer to it. If it took a fair few wallops with a hammer, perhaps the plastic had been pierced. (I daren't say "penetrated" on this forum...)
@David No, simply a hollow straight through
This is the inside of the handle, so as you can see the middle section where the red line passes, is where you will be pushing the pin through
Legend, thanks Ash. Good luck fitting your tinkered cylindrical object in your rear compartment
I think some previous owners tried the hammer and screw driver method to mine at some point and I'm now left with this!
At leasts its unique and a semi decent repair.
You couldn't bring yourself to say penetrated yet this you think is okay?? Who knows where this could lead? Stick with the lock cylinder please!! I'm trying very hard to be good and not go astray so please help me! Thank you in advance. JIM
Cylindrical object now in my rear compartment - very fiddly
Now to just fit it in the car