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post #1 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Glovebox pull cord disappeared!

This is a bit odd but as the title states, my glovebox pull cord has disappeared. I was using it probably 50% of the time since I usually find myself working in the garage and needing to reference the owners manual. Rather than go get the key and turn the car on simply to open the glovebox I found it quite handy to use the little red pull cord on the bottom right hand side of the glovebox. Well completely randomly that cord disappeared a week or so ago and despite my best probing and feeling around from where I thought it originated I can't seem to locate it again.

I'd probably rather not remove the glovebox (unless it's quite simple) just to find the cord, but by the same token I would very much like to be able to use it again.

Has anyone heard of such a thing or could perhaps suggest an idea?

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 06:55 AM
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Only thought would be it has gotten caught up under the dash. Suggest you get a mirror and flash light and see if you can spot where it has gotten caught.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 08:21 AM
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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to FerrariLife I had the privilege already to talk to you by PM Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself in the New Members area so that others can get to know you.

Regarding your glove compartment issue, here are already 2 pictures on how the system works. I will post you also the details how to remove this glovebox to get to the cord.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 08:27 AM
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Removal

The glove compartment assembly with door can be removed and refitted without disassembling its components.

Undo the 3 (1) lower fastening screws.

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Undo the 3 (2) upper fastening screws.
Undo the 2 (3) central fastening screws.

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 08:30 AM
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  • Slide out the lamp and detach the dashboard cable connector.
  • Slide out, but not completely, the glove compartment assembly with door from the dashboard and detach the connector of the opening actuator (4).
  • Slide out the cable (A) for the glove compartment emergency opening.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 08:31 AM
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The various emergency pull cords Ferrari supplies as a backup in the event of a failure of the primay system are for use in an EMERGENCY.


They were not designed, built, or intended for constant use and will fail if used that way.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 08:38 AM
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At this stage, you should see where the cord got lost and put it back as shown on the picture.

Reassembly
  • Insert the cable (A) for the glove compartment emergency opening through the aperture found on the dashboard, and pull it from the air vent seat.
  • Connect the dashboard cable connector onto the opening actuator (4).
  • Position the glove compartment assembly with door on the dashboard, and move the lamp connector so that it comes out from the glove compartment seat.
  • Connect the lamp and insert it into the glove compartment housing..
  • Fit the 2 central screws (3) without tightening them.
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  • Close the door and check that the side gaps are the same on both sides of the door. If this is not the case, fit a shim (B) on the narrower side in order to centre the door on the dashboard.
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  • Fit the 3 upper screws (2), locking the screw on the shim side first (B).
  • Proceed with tightening the other screws (2), then close the door and check that it is centred with respect to the dashboard.
  • Fit and lock the 3 lower screws (1) and check again that it is centred.
  • Finally tighten the 2 central screws (3).
Let us know how it goes and if you were able to get back that little tricky cord
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Anyone have 360 glove box removal steps?
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