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ibmoses
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PostSubject: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 11:15 am

Any tips on fixing the console lid latch on a 99 Riv?
It latches but just barely, you can bump the lid with your arm sometimes and it comes open.

Thanks for ant tips or advice.
Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 10:40 pm

ibmoses wrote:
Any tips on fixing the console lid latch on a 99 Riv?
It latches but just barely, you can bump the lid with your arm sometimes and it comes open.

Thanks for ant tips or advice.
Bert tavis

BENT clip on the lid part????? i boughta new lid and fixed my problems happy
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 1:26 am

98riviera98 wrote:
ibmoses wrote:
Any tips on fixing the console lid latch on a 99 Riv?
It latches but just barely, you can bump the lid with your arm sometimes and it comes open.

Thanks for ant tips or advice.
Bert tavis

BENT clip on the lid part????? i boughta new lid and fixed my problems happy

X2 here.
I still havent fixed mine, it just sits on there. I meant to pull the spring out but its in there real good.
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 1:30 am

velcro

haha
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 9:02 am

This just recently happened to me. I went over a bump on the road and I heard something in the car pop or something, looked down and saw the console sitting upright. I was like "What the hell... what's next?"

Anyway, I guess I'll just buy a new lid and see if a bent clip is the problem. I mean, hell, it's 10 years old anyway, so I wouldn't be surprised.
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyThu Mar 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Do you have any suggestions on where you can buy just the lid of the armrest?
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyThu Mar 04, 2010 4:31 pm

I got mine at a junkyard, but i had to tear off the tan vinyl and staple the blue vinyl from my broken one onto it. Overall it was an easy project with very satisfying results. Although I would recommend getting some pretty strong staples since a lot of them didnt want to penetrate the plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyThu Mar 04, 2010 7:53 pm

Just use a dremel tool and cut off the end of the spring so that it stays closed.

Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyFri Mar 05, 2010 11:09 pm

ibmoses wrote:
Just use a dremel tool and cut off the end of the spring so that it stays closed.

Bert tavis

that's how mine was when i bought it. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptyFri Mar 05, 2010 11:55 pm

The interface between the latch & the console should be adjustable... The rod that the latch catches should be bendable, and I know that in my own car the lid has been bumped from side to side, and I had to simply bump it back the other direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptySat Mar 06, 2010 11:25 pm

On mine I somehow broke the plastic catch that protrudes from the lid and catches in the console itself.
I focused on removing the lid and epoxying the plastic piece that broke off. Let it cure for 24 hours with 7 minute epoxy and all was good again in life.
I never looked too deeply into the actual console to see if there was a metal bar that it contacted to hold it closed or if was more plastic.
If my memory serves me correctly it was all black plastic down in the hole on my 98.
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptySun Mar 07, 2010 8:26 am

Rickw wrote:
On mine I somehow broke the plastic catch that protrudes from the lid and catches in the console itself.
I focused on removing the lid and epoxying the plastic piece that broke off. Let it cure for 24 hours with 7 minute epoxy and all was good again in life.
I never looked too deeply into the actual console to see if there was a metal bar that it contacted to hold it closed or if was more plastic.
If my memory serves me correctly it was all black plastic down in the hole on my 98.

I did that also and it lasted for almost a year until it got slammed by my niece and broke it again.
So I used a cut off tool and disabled the spring.
Problem solved.

Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: Console lid does not want to stay latched?   Console lid does not want to stay latched? EmptySun Mar 07, 2010 12:14 pm

I took out the spring. Now it stays down. I just lift to get into the box.
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