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Ash cray cover won't stay closed!!!

This is a discussion on Ash cray cover won't stay closed!!! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; When I bought my car a couple years ago the ash tray cover was broke so I went to the ...

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    Ash cray cover won't stay closed!!!

    When I bought my car a couple years ago the ash tray cover was broke so I went to the local dealership to get a replacement. when I got it and put it fits nicely and would stay closed unless i was driving. While driving if I hit the break even slightly the D**n thing would open. I wanted to know what is supposed to hold it closed if anything and has anyone else ever had this problem. I know it sounds stupid because its only cosmetic but it really annoys me.

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    does it have the spring???

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    nope I didn't even know there was a spring. like i said it was broken when i bought it so I guess that solves the problem. looks like I'll be making a trip to the dealer tomorrow.

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    cool. glad i could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    does it have the spring???
    Do you know where the spring terminates? I've seen the hole in the base of the ashtray cover leg, but can't find where the other end of the spring gets attached. Can you help me? Thanks man...

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    Definitely need a new spring for it but I would know cause mine isnt broken.

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    Yep, it's the spring...which is a PITA to put in...when I bought my TA the dealership replaced the ashtray lid, which was broken, but didn't put the spring back in correctly....it was bothering me too, so I looked at my other fbody & saw the spring attached in it, which is how I figured out why the lid in the TA wouldn't stay put..

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    Do you know where the spring terminates? I've seen the hole in the base of the ashtray cover leg, but can't find where the other end of the spring gets attached. Can you help me? Thanks man...
    Hang on, I'll go get in the Firebird & snap a pic of the spring (correctly installed) for ya

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    Don't know if the same as the Camaro... http://shbox.com/1/ash_tray.jpg

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    Here are a few pics w/ the lid completely open & the spring exposed, it connects from the lid into the plastic piece built into the ashtray opening:






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    And here's a pic of the ashtray lid partially closed, showing the movement of the spring:



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Don't know if the same as the Camaro... http://shbox.com/1/ash_tray.jpg
    That looks to be pretty much the same

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    Ah screw it...lol...I don't know if it helps any further or not, but I went ahead and took a short video clip of the spring. The lighting isn't the greatest, but it's basically just showing me moving the lid back and forth while open so you can see the spring and how it's hooked up.......









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    wow this is an old ass thread! I saw it and was thinking what the hell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    wow this is an old ass thread! I saw it and was thinking what the hell...
    Well, at least I got a little extra practice w/ my camera LMFAO...I didn't even realize how old the thread was since someone had posted a reply on it today; I saw a "new" post & figured I'd help. Better late than never, right?

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    ha ha yeah. considering I still haven't fixed it I'm not really sure if you could just buy the spring or if I'd have to find it at a junk yard. Either way I was thinking of keeping it closed with the use of magnets but if I were to go that route I would want it to look clean and I'm not sure if it could be done without looking bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    ha ha yeah. considering I still haven't fixed it I'm not really sure if you could just buy the spring or if I'd have to find it at a junk yard. Either way I was thinking of keeping it closed with the use of magnets but if I were to go that route I would want it to look clean and I'm not sure if it could be done without looking bad.

    I believe you can buy the spring separately; if you want to go that route, I can look up the part number in my parts manual for you.

    Hmm...magnets might not be a bad idea-if you got some of the really thin ones it might not look too bad at all.

    Here's another option for you. What if you just used velcro? You can buy velcro in precut circles, squares, and thin strips for pretty cheap. It'd be a pretty simple install too.

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    Found the part number for the spring: 10291612

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujofields View Post
    That looks to be pretty much the same
    Wow, thanks for going the extra mile, man. This was very helpful. I got the spring installed this afternoon. Now, I don't have to ride around with the ashtray open all the time, or, be constantly shutting it when I put on the brake!!

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    awesome thanks. I might just go the spring route. It seems like the easiest thing to do.

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