Glove compartment

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Parts

Instrument panel and gloves compartment (EPC).

Key block

Part No. Notes
A2206800284 (left hand drive vehicles) Replaced by: A2206800784
A2206800784 (left hand drive vehicles)
A2206800384 (right hand drive vehicles) Replaced by: A2206800884
A2206800884 (right hand drive vehicles)
Key block LHD (A2206800784).

Lock cylinder

Part No. Notes
A2206890001 State lock number when ordering; Theft relevant part; Replaced by: A2206890101
A2206890101 State lock number when ordering; Theft relevant part
Lock cylinder (A2206890101).

Cap

Cap (A2206890330).
Part No. Notes
A2206890030 (left hand drive vehicles) To Date: 01/09/2002
A2206890330 (left hand drive vehicles) From Date: 30/09/2002
A2206890130 (right hand drive vehicles) To Date: 01/09/2002
A2206890430 (right hand drive vehicles) From Date: 30/09/2002

Cable

Part No. A0009964672.

Cable (A0009964672).

Removing and installing glove compartment

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  • 1 - Glove compartment lamp
  • 2 - Plugs
  • 3 - Screws
  • 4 - Screws
  • 5 - Glove compartment
  • 6 - Glove compartment lid
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  • 1 - Glove compartment lamp
  • 7 - Control cable
  • 8 - Glove compartment lock
  1. Open glove compartment lid (6)
  2. Unclip glove compartment lamp (1) and disconnect connector
  3. Remove plugs (2)
  4. Unscrew screws (3)
  5. Unscrew screws (4)
  6. Pull glove compartment (5) completely out of instrument panel
  7. Unhook control cable (7) on lock (8) on glove compartment (5). When unhooking the control cable (7) ensure that the slider (arrow) is not pulled out of the lock (8).
  8. Install in opposite order
Glove box removal.

Removing and installing glove compartment lid

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  • 1 - Glove compartment lid
  • 2 - Glove compartment
  • 3 - Rubber stop
  • 4 - Expanding anchor
  • 5 - Strap
  • 6 - Hinge
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  • 5 - Strap
  • 7 - Damper
  • 8 - Damping strip
  1. Remove glove compartment (2)
  2. Unclip damping strip (8) on right from strap (5), (arrow) on glove compartment lid (1)
  3. Remove rubber stops (3) from strap (5)
  4. Pull expanding anchor (4) out of glove compartment (2). Pull expanding anchor out of glove compartment from inside.
  5. Remove glove compartment lid (1) together with hinges (6) uniformly downward
  6. Install in opposite order
  7. Adjust glove compartment lid

Disassembling and reassembling glove compartment lid

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  • 1 - Stowage compartment (unclip)
  • 2 - Glove compartment lid

Adjusting glove compartment lid

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  • 1 - Glove compartment lid
  • 2 - Instrument panel
  • 3 - Expanding anchor
  • 4 - Glove compartment
  • 5 - Stop screws

During entire operation pay attention to uniform transition and gap all the way around (arrows) on the glove compartment lid (1) in relation to the instrument panel (2).

  1. Pull out both expanding anchors (3) from glove compartment lid (4) with small screwdriver
  2. Close glove compartment lid (1), adjust horizontal gap and transitions (arrows). Glove compartment lid (1) can be adjusted increment for increment on the hinge.
  3. Carefully open glove compartment lid (1) and press in expanding anchors (3)
  4. Check gap width at side, adjust.
  5. Differences in the gap width can be corrected slightly by loosening the mounting screws (4 each) for the glove compartment (4) and then moving.
  6. Check transition from glove compartment lid (1) to instrument panel (2), adjust. Adjustment is possible by screwing the two stop screws (5) in or out.
  7. Check for easy motion and proper function
Glove box hinge.
Removing hinge expanding anchor.
Expanding anchor removed.
Adjusting globe box hinge.

Removing and installing key block on glove compartment lid

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  • 1 - Key block
  • 2 - Glove compartment
Control cable disconnected.
  1. Remove glove compartment
  2. Unscrew mounting screws for key block (1). Key block (1) is screwed onto instrument panel (2) from rear (two Torx 20 screws).
  3. Remove key block (1) to side
  4. Unhook control cable from eye (arrow) on key block (1). Installation: Check function of control cable, adjust with knurled nut if necessary.
  5. Install in opposite order

Removing and installing light module on key block

Before pulling out LED module, make sure to unclip the retaining clip on the head of LED, otherwise plastic head will get broken.

LED module unclipped.
LED module removed.
LED module on key block.
LED module broken.

Removing plastic caps on key block

Plastic caps are not glued and can be easily detached.

Key block with plastic caps removed.
Plastic caps (other side).
Plastic chrome insert.

Removing and installing lock cylinder on key block

Lock cylinder retaining clips.
Lock cylinder removed.
Key and lock cylinder.
Key in lock cylinder.
  1. Remove plastic cap attached to the key block over lock cylinder
  2. Press together lock cylinder retaining clips on the back of the key block and push lock cylinder out
  3. To reinstall insert key into lock cylinder and push lock cylinder back in

Removing glove box release button

Glove box release button can be completely removed from the key block. However, it is hard to do it without causing some damage to button retaining clips (see below).

Glove box key block dissected.

Fixing worn glove box release buttons

Very popular problem with plastic caps used on glove box release button is them to get worn out. The color layer after years peals off leaving the plastic caps visible.

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Worn cap over the lock cylinder can be replaced by ordering the cap for around EUR 6 (part number A2206890?30 + color code).

To replace worn cap over the release button the whole key block has to be replaced for around EUR 100 (part number A2206800?84 + color code). The lock cylinder must be removed and transferred to the new part.

Alternatively, the plastic caps can be painted as shown below.

Caps prepared for painting.
Painting using Alpacagray color from volico.de.
Original (on the left) vs painted (on the right).
Painted caps mounted.

The plastic chrome insert on the release button cap has worn-out and would require painting also.