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    Console door stuck closed

    Has anyone else experienced having the console door (the one covering the audio/nav system) stick closed? I pressed and pressed on mine today, and it would not open - no fun listening to FM hiss for 8 straight hours!

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    That's an annoying first! let us know what you find the cause and solution to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWK-Z8 View Post
    I pressed and pressed on mine today, and it would not open
    Mine pops open when the key is turned- there is no play in the locked door to pop it open. OOOPS. I thought you meant the one that covers the CD/NAV systems behind the seats
    Last edited by KenZ8; March 4th 2008 at 21:04. Reason: ooops

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    I think mine got stuck once a few years ago but then was fine so I never minded anything about it. A good habit to get into is to turn the radio off before turning the vehicle off- or leaving the door open. I turn my radio off and close the door, simply because I like the look better.

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    I fixed (at least temporarily) the probem with my console door. Last night I took out the plastic piece surrounding the gearshift so I could get my hand up inside the console. The mechanism that hold the door closed is on the outside left of the well that contians the radio/nav unit. By jiggling things around, I freed the door.

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    Is it a permanent fix, or just a temporary one?
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    I'll let you know when I get up the nerve to try closing it again.

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    How about one stuck open?

    I just received my new (to me) 2001 Z8 and canít seem to get the center consol door to stay closed. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Gwmckee - Do you mean the one between the seats where the original cell phone was stored?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musta10000 View Post
    Gwmckee - Do you mean the one between the seats where the original cell phone was stored?
    Nope... the one that covers the radio/nav. I can lower it but it doesn't catch on anything and opens right back up. Not sure where the latch mechanism is.

    Thanks Skip!


    George

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    Ok George -

    Mine does the opposite sometimes... Goes down and then won't release to open up without some wiggling. I am sorry, but I don't know where the latch is located either.
    Skip Hammerman

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    Thanks Skip. I saw your post on that. Apparently, the dash had been disassembled by the dealer serval times in the past and perhaps improperly reassembled. Who knows. In any case, When I figure it out I'll be sure to let you know since it might give you a clue as to how to fix you issue.

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    Thank you !
    Skip Hammerman

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