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Old 08-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #21
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Thanks very much for the video...exactly what I needed to see how to do this...bit of a heat wave here so important job to get done immediately.

Couple of notes:
You don't need to remove the hinge on the glove box...just remove it all as one unit. It's definitely better that way on my 2002 330Cic because there's wires going between the main glovebox and the door of the glovebox...they don't really come out separately. I think it has to do with locking the glove box to prevent the trunk from opening with the valet key.

Also the screws were not missing on your resistor. When you remove the module infront of the resistor you are actually unscrewing the screws for the resistor as well.

Again...thank you very very much as the Bentley manual explanation was really inadequate. Pictures worth 1000 words...video is priceless.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:16 AM   #22
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awesome

Thanks for the video got it done in about 20 minutes
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #23
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #24
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #25
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Just finished swapping mine. This was SO helpful. Particularly the "...this is backbreaking work..." comment in your narrative. It sure is - I was sweating profusely.

One point of note - the first few steps of disassembly can be skipped, the 6 screws holding the glovebox in can be removed first and the entire assembly pulled out in one piece, rather than removing the hinge, the glove box door, then the glove box internals.

I couldn't have tackled this without this DIY. Thanks!!
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Yup, I think I added a note to the vid on to just skip that step as you said. Thanks again!
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:10 PM   #27
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Thanks for the video!! I have no idea how you did that. I'm in the middle of it right now, down to reaching the FSR. The hardest part so far was removing the damn connector from it. The tab is too darn small man hands. Mine also has no torx screws holding it in. Maybe Hans had instructions to save money by omitting them...

Anyway, the tab that holds it in does not seem to go far enough back to free the FSR. Is it robust enough to take excessive force? I don't know what else to do except break it off and try to find the missing screws at the dealer or HW store...

Thanks for any advice. And again, awesome video effort, appreciate it.

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #28
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Thanks for the video, Jake! I was working with Bentley manual, but it advised me to remove the IHKA unit to get the air duct out of the way. With your video I was able to skip that step and just pulled the duct aside. Not the easiest job, but I was able to get the whole thing done in under 2 hours, and that includes the attempt to get at IHKA unit, at least 30 minutes there.
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:36 PM   #29
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Nice!! Glad the video helped you out
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:40 PM   #31
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i remember that when i didi mine i broke a plastic piece from that thing that is in front of the FSR (the one that has a the metal leverage), fixed with tape, but i never understood what that's moving..

any info on that?
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:06 PM   #32
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Thank you for this. Will watch it at least 3 times before I attempt mine!
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:26 AM   #33
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Damnit, gonna have to do this, well at least Jake posted a video so that I have an idea of how to do it. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:25 AM   #34
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