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      08-01-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Quick question for e93 owners?

I know this may sound silly, but does your glove box open without the key?

My car is in for a couple of silly things, and one of them is this: Glove box does not open without using the key.

They are telling me that is correct behavior. That is not what the book says, and I think it used to open fine when I got the car...

Am I nuts?
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      08-01-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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i believe that theres a lock/unlock button in the glove box. click it to unlock so that you can open it without the key. Correct me if im wrong
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      08-01-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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They are wrong.
It is the glove box actuator. I had mine replaced twice, and it works fine.
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      08-01-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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They are wrong.
It is the glove box actuator. I had mine replaced twice, and it works fine.
I agree just checked mine for a lock/unlock switch the only thing I found was a USB port. Mine works without the key.
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      08-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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The dealer is feeding you bs. Mine works fine without a key.
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      08-01-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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i believe that theres a lock/unlock button in the glove box. click it to unlock so that you can open it without the key. Correct me if im wrong
The switch you're referring to is for enable/disable the remote trunk release. I keep it disabled with the trunk partition down when I take it in for service. I'll lock the glove box with the key and give the service guy the remote. This essentially prevents them from putting the top down.
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      08-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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The glovebox works like any other. No issues with mine. Key can lock and unlock. Sorry you are having issues.
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No key - should work like normal.
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      08-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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Never used a key for mine works w/o
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No key needed.
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No key needed, mine works fine. I think your service person doesnt know what s/he talking about
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      08-02-2011, 12:45 PM   #12
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The glovebox works like any other. No issues with mine. Key can lock and unlock. Sorry you are having issues.
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No key....
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      08-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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when the CAR locked from the outside (using remote) the glove box and center console should lock... that is normal....to protect your stuff with the top down.... to get them to open you must unlock the CAR...
its that what you are asking?
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Oh just found out the its the trunk release , never even take a look of whats in the glovebox.
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      08-03-2011, 06:01 AM   #16
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feed the dealer back their own BS and lets get this bad boy fixed..
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      08-04-2011, 01:21 PM   #17
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i used to have a 2008 e93 328, it worked fine without a key, but i recently got a 2011 e93 335 and its just like you said, it wont open without a key... the guys who said it works without a key, are you sure it goes the same with the newer models?
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