Introduction: Audi A4 S4 RS4 B6 B7 8E SEAT Exeo ST 3R5 Glove Box Lid Hinge Snapped Broken Repair Fix Kit Brackets Install Instruction Guide

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The Problem

The hinges on the glove box lid are prone to snapping; rendering the glove box unusable. This is a very common fault.

The glove box lid on the models listed have a damper fitted to allow the lid to drop gently. Unless periodically lubricated the damper will become stiff and put excess pressure on the glove box hinge when opening the lid. This eventually causes the weak glove box lid hinges to break, this is an extremely common fault.

The hinges on the lid are very weak so even with a smooth damper it is possible to break the hinges. The only solution the vehicle manufacturer’s offer is a new glove box unit which is extremely expensive, unfortunately these are also fitted with the same hinges that will just fail again.

Symptoms of the fault

Symptoms are very obvious; a snapped or broken glove box hinge. Sometimes just one is snapped however it is worthwhile fitting our brackets to both hinges to prevent the second hinge from snapping.

Vehicles affected and compatibility

- Audi A4 B6 (2001-2005)

- Audi A4 B7 (2006-2008)

- Audi RS4 B7 (2006-2008)

- Seat Exeo/ST 3R5 (2009-2014)

S4 B6 2003–Dec 2004 S4 B7 2004–Jun 2008

Associated part numbers:

8E2857131, 8E2857035, 8E0880802, 8E2880324.

Our solution

Fit our unique design brackets and re-secure the hinges to your glove box lid, restoring use of your glove box.

Fit our brackets to securely reattach the hinges to the glovebox lid, restoring the use of the glove box with no need to replace the glove box at vast expense. A replacement glove box from the vehicle manufacturer would just fail again due to the poor quality hinges.

Install is very simple and full pictorial and video instructions are shown on this listing.

Our high grade steel brackets are extremely strong and are reinforced at 3 points to ensure rigidity. Black coated in order to blend in with glovebox lid to retain an authentic look. Our brackets unlike others are manufactured to fit the contours of the glove box hinge to provide a secure fit. The section of our bracket which fits the glove box lid is also curved to fit the contours of the lid unlike others. Countersinks are also present on our brackets to enable the retaining screws to sit flush on the bracket. Each bracket fastens at 4 points for extra security.

Fit our brackets to restore full function to your glove box lid permanently. Our kit also includes 2x hinge pins replacing the originals which can sometimes be damaged. The ideal solution to a very common fault.

Our kit

2 x Black Shaped Brackets 8 x Black screws 2x Hinge pins

Step 1: Removal of Old Pins

Place the glove box as shown in the first image.

For the removal of the old pins, please use a flat head screwdriver or a chisel, carefully tapping the pins out of their sockets as shown in the pictures.

Once pins are removed you should be able to lift off the lid easily, you may have pieces of the broken hinges falling away, please keep those as you will need them in the next step.

Step 2: Fixing the Broken Hinges

Glue the hinges back onto the glovebox lid, this will help locate the brackets in the next step.

Step 3: Fixing the Bracket Onto the Existing Hinge

Once you're confident the glue has set, place the bracket up against the hinge and lid.

Drill 4 pilot holes, this will help you aligning the new screws.

Next, using the provided screws, screw tightly into the hinge and lid.

Step 4: Fitting the New Pins

Place the lid into the glove-box and turn it so that you have access to the pin holes.

When offering the pins to the slot, there should be a faint click sound which indicates that it has aligned itself correctly.

Now tap the pins into place with a small hammer.

Step 5: Checking the Mechanism

You can do this on the bench, test to see that closing and opening of the glove-box is smooth.

If you need any further guidance on this install or would like to purchase the parts shown please call us on +44 01843 446643 or email us at . Please also check out our instruction guide on YouTube.

Installation is carried out at installers risk, if unsure please contact us or a professional, X8R Ltd cannot be held responsible for any adverse result of installing this product or any injuries caused by install, if in doubt ask a professional. All images and texts are copyright X8R Ltd 2013