Remove the three Philips screws along the top and the two on the bottom corners and remove the entire glove box. You can then work on the latch from the back of the latch and easily open the glove compartment by gently prying off the corners of the glove box from the locking pins.
If the plastic part is broken, it can not be repaired. New latch is about $ 50.00.
It is very easy to repair a broken glove box latch. Once you've acquired the part, you will need to take the inner and outer panels of the door apart. The latch is attached to the outer panel of the door. It can be removed with a couple of screws.
Remove the back seat.
Replace any broken parts or adjust latch assembly
2000 Protege did not have a key-lock glove box. Pull the glove box release handle all the way open, then keep pulling it till it snaps off. Behind where the handle pivot point was is an opening to the inside of the latch mechanism. Stick a thin tool in the rectangular opening and push the latch bolt down to release the glove box. Once open, remove the 3 screws that attach the latch to the glove box, and head to your nearest junk-yard for a replacement latch.
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HI, The hood release is normally found in the glove compartment. On my '97 it's on the left top when I open the glove compartment door. Yours might be a bit different, but typically it's there. Good luck. Steve H.
There is a latch that you have to pull. If it's locked and you don't have the key you'll have to get someone to break or pick the lock
The latch is under the front of the hood. The release handle is at the left side of the interior near the driver's door.
Happened to me a few months ago. Remove the inside rear panel and pull the latch manually. Then you can unscrew the broken latch and replace it.
The hood release handle is in the glove box.
Look up under the handle and there's a hole perpendicular to the front of the glove box. Insert a small screw driver about an inch into the hole and pry gently towards the back of the truck which should release the glove box. It takes some encouragement, but remove the 2 screws holding the latch (from the inside of the glove box) and the latch should come free out the front.
If you're lucky the cable may have broken on the passenger compartment side of the firewall - perhaps where it attaches to the pull handle. If so, and you can locate the dangling end, grab it firmly with a pair of pliers or visegrips and pull it. If it is broken in the engine compartment you will probably need to go to a shop for their assistance, there really is no owner-friendly fix for popping the hood.
Normally, a locking cylinder is held in by a clip on the back side. You pass the cylinder through the hole in the glovebox and then inside the glovebox you slide a clip over the cylinder to hold it tight to the inside of the glove compartment door. Maybe you just need to the clip. It may have broke. You shouldn't need a whole glovebox door and all unless the part on the glovebox door is broken where the clip attaches to it. Then you may need just the door.
The cable between the latch and the handle may be broken or needs adjustement to shorten the cable so that the latch will fully release.
Have 1 person pull on cord with pliers and 2nd person use fist to pound on hood where hood latch is and/or use screwdriver to pry open hood.
You have to take the inside handle apart to activate the latch manually. If you can't do it from the handle area you have to remove the inside door panel.
The 1979 Chevy Silverado glove box latch is held in place with two retaining screws. Remove the retaining screws and the glove box latch will come off.
Broken at the handle in the passenger compartment? Use vice grips on the cable. Pull the handle and nothing happens or cable just pulls out? Crawl under front and reach up and release the latch manually. No way huh. Okay, this is rather drastic but... (cough) fire attack personnal will cut a square hole(saw-n-spark) right above where that latch is located in the hood itself in the event of an engine fire. Now, I don't know what car you have, but without that release cable working there's not many options. Body work, or used hood replacement (junkyard) may be the answer to your bummer. ps. but don't call the fire dept. c-ya grade a da mopar man! Hi, I'm wondering where the hood release is broken? I'll take that the idea that the releasehandle is broken. The glove box needs to be removed and you can grab the cable from under the dash where the cable is. The worst case is if it's broken inside the engine compartment at the latch, The idea that I have is to remove the grill and reach from there to release the latch. I've just gone and looked at the situation and it does look as if, with a bit of work, you can locate and releaqse the latch by removing the grill. Hopefully, the latch is rusty and needs to be lubed to work but if it's broken, then buy the new cable assy which loos as it might contain the latch assy too. Hope this helps and good luck. Steve H.
If the glove box will not stay shut, look at the lock mechanism, the hinge and the latch. If either of these is bent, broken or loose, replace it. These are the most common causes.
isnt there a pull handle when you open drivers (left door) jam above the door latch pin?
Bar from the handle to the latch is broken or disconnected.
Usually you can use a flat bladed screwdriver in the hole the handle went in and turn the latch.
One under the hood by the hood latch, one in the glove compartment, and occasionally one by the parking brake pedal for conversions.