[Vwdiesel] 2001 TDi Qs

James Hansen jhsg at sasktel.net
Sun Feb 8 22:08:11 PST 2009

Rolf Pechukas wrote:
> hey gang
> 2 body Qs:
> 1. if the button is broken on the glove compartment door, how can you  
> open the glove box door?
> I can feel a metal lever thing that I can pull down about 45°, but  
> that does not release the latch
> anyone familiar w the innards here?'

nope, nothing short of a crowbar, but that may muss the upholstery.
Which button does yours have? if you can pm me  a pic, I'll look see if 
I have a similar one on the fleet.

> 2. same question abt the inside driver's door
> PO removed the driver's door panel
> going to rebuild it, but it'll take a couple wks to diagnose, get parts
> any way to open w/o panel/handle on there?
> there's a cable that looks like it would activate the latch, but it's  
> stretchy and when I pull on it it does nothing

You have to pull real hard,the latch has a lot of leverage, but maybe 
that's why the PO attacked the door- the cable is broken? The latch only 
has a moment arm radius of 10 mm or so, and the handle is big.

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