Hey there guys, another question! lol
My glovebox has been permanently closed since ive owned my car. I dont really keep much junk in there but its always handy to have and i figured that the latch had just broken inside.. no problem, right?... WRONG!.
Spent an hour dismantling to finally get the glovebox open and found what appears to be a mechanism operated by a microswitch/solenoid. Why make something that does a simple job so complicated? lol
From what i can gather, the operation of the key depresses the microswitch, which then leads off somewhere (possibly has something to do with the alarm too?) and then returns a current down the blue/black wire and pops the solenoid?
On top of the plug there are exposed areas above each one of the contacts (not visible in the pics), so ive popped the multimeter probes above the 2 wires leading to the solenoid and then operated the microswitch by hand.... would i be correct in expecting a reading here?
Just one thing worth pointing out, the 2 brown wires that come from the microswitch were frayed at the switch end, so ive re-soldered and shrink wrapped them - there a possibility this could have blown a fuse or damaged a component elsewhere? i figured if they touched it would just complete the circuit the same as the switch, but you never know
Ive had a flick through the Haynes manual and found nothing in the wiring diagrams or in the actual book itself, and ive spoken to the parts guy at my local stealership and he didnt know much about it either
anyone come across this?