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    Posted: 21-June-2014 at 6:29AM
Does anyone know what the trick is to remove the glove box latch from the glove box door?  It has two bolts on the back which are easily removed, but it can't through the hole because of the knob?  I know there must be something simple to get this off.
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Joe's sawzall..... No it was like a spring type retainer in the knob. I'll try to get a pic of mine.
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i finally gave up trying to get mine out, after about an hour Censored WTF! so i just masked mine off to paint the glove box doorBig smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bmf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-June-2014 at 8:40AM
Pull hard on the knob.  Its a spring thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-June-2014 at 10:47AM
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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IIRC there's a tab that will release the tension, like the wiper knob
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I was unable to add captions with the pictures so I'll try here.
1st is the knob showing the spring on the back.
2nd is the spring and knob together.
3rd they are separate. 
You will have to remove the two screws/bolts from the back of the door.  Then it can be moved untill you can see the spring from the front.  Reach behind the spring with a small screwdriver and flatten it to the rear of the knob(towards the front of the glove box).  A little wd-40 couldn't hurt. 
 
In the first post I was thinking of the wiper knob which I removed on the same day---
sorry.
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Awesome !! I knew it'd be something simple like that!
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That's the thing I thought I remembered. Glad there is pictures of it out there now.
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