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Ford Mondeo, 2.0 TDCi Mk3, 06 Reg. - Glove Compartment help - Peter

I need to change a fuse in the central fuse box behind the glove compartment.

The manual states I must open the glove box, move a lever at the back to the left and then ease the box out. However, I cannot locate a lever and before I start ripping things apart does anyone know if Ford carried out a modification in the later cars to remove the lever or does a simpler method exist.

The Haynes manual shows a hand moving a lever but not in my car, a recess exists for said lever. May I assume also it might have been broken of?

Thanks in advance.

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Ford Mondeo, 2.0 TDCi Mk3, 06 Reg. - Glove Compartment help - ddr

On the left at the top when it is open, there is a strut that lowers the glovebox down slowly. Where it connects to the box, pull it off using the leverl.

Edited by ddr on 31/03/2011 at 19:37

Ford Mondeo, 2.0 TDCi Mk3, 06 Reg. - Glove Compartment help - Peter

Many thanks for your reply but I do not have a strut or lever in my car. Can I assume, when the box is down that I can sqeeze the sides and pull the box out.

Thanks

Ford Mondeo, 2.0 TDCi Mk3, 06 Reg. - Glove Compartment help - ddr

Yeah, just do that and pull it gently off the hinges one by one. If you don't see a strut then someone else has broken it before you!

Ford Mondeo, 2.0 TDCi Mk3, 06 Reg. - Glove Compartment help - Peter

Many thanks for youe comments.

The strut existed, the last owner had secured it to one side, out of use, out of sight and out of mind.

Thanks

 

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