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Old 17th July 2008, 10:05   #1
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Exclamation Swift Vxi- Need Help

I had a strange problem today morning in my Swift. The lever which opens the glove compartment has become 'free' & hance the compartment is not opening by any means. Its badly stuck. I need to open it quickly as my wallet, & most importantly, my pen drive is inside which contains the ppt presentation which I need urgently.

My request is, if anyone of the Swift (or Dzire) owner can post a pic of the glove compartment's 'locking mechanism' from inside, it would be great help. I would try opening it using a scale or a screw driver.

Looking forward to a much appreciated response. Thanx.



P.S: the nearest MASS is 10 km away & I am too engaged in my office to go there!

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Old 17th July 2008, 10:27   #2
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please help... or I will miss my presentation scheduled at 1200 hrs today!!
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Old 17th July 2008, 10:33   #3
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Try putting some oil to free the mechanism. It helped as once our esteem glove compartment got stuck the same way.
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Calling all SWIFT Owners!!!

Pls respond asap
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Old 17th July 2008, 10:40   #5
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Try putting some oil to free the mechanism. It helped as once our esteem glove compartment got stuck the same way.
Thanks, but there's no way i can oil it unless the lid is open!
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Old 17th July 2008, 10:48   #6
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akash - i am just thinking if you do the following, it might work
1. take a thin scale (metal or plastic)
2. put that scale in the opening above the lock
3. try to pull open the door and see if it works.


N.B - I dont own a swift, i am just saying, maybe this would work.
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Old 17th July 2008, 10:52   #7
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Akash,

There should be 1 or 2 screws on the cover fitted on the lower side of the flap. If you unscrew those I think it should open from the bottom and then you can pry the lock open without causing damage to the fascia.

Else go to a local garage close by and have them open it.

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akash - i am just thinking if you do the following, it might work
1. take a thin scale (metal or plastic)
2. put that scale in the opening above the lock
3. try to pull open the door and see if it works.


N.B - I dont own a swift, i am just saying, maybe this would work.

Thanks, I tried it, but the scale dosnt seem to hit the lever which enables it to open. Thats why I wanted a snap from any one of the owners.
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this is what I was trying to say.
Maybe it would work.
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Akash,

There should be 1 or 2 screws on the cover fitted on the lower side of the flap. If you unscrew those I think it should open from the bottom and then you can pry the lock open without causing damage to the fascia.

Else go to a local garage close by and have them open it.

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Tried this too, the screws are in my pocket, but the damn thing wont come out from bottom!

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A few options

1. If your office has WD 40. Spray generously on the lock and keep applying pressure downwards to open.

2. As you sit, try and give a firm kick / wack to the back & lower portion of the glove case. This will create a jerk to the open portion & might work out. ( This did work in a Fiat, once )

3. If it's ultra important - Hammer out the damn lock and break open the locking mechanism to get that important pen drive. ONLY if your super desprate ofcourse.

Keep us posted.
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Akash,

If you are still reading this, try your luck by reaching inside the glove box from behind or from both sides. In baleno, it seemed like there is some opening like that on the right hand side below dash board. Well, I am not too sure, but at least it appeared so when the box is open, don't know if it gets closed under locked condition.

It may sound weird, but no harm in trying!
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Try putting in a screwdriver or even the edge of some sharp object at the place where the lock is. Push it downwards and this should to the job.

P.S. I have never tried such thing in Swift.
This manages to open the latch of IFB waching machine.
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hey akash,

it already 2.15 . were you able to open that damn glove box.

Hope that you made the presentation on time
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Old 17th July 2008, 16:15   #15
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Just smack it open hard - it is flimsy anyway
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