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    The ashtray is driving me nuts!

    Ok, so I bought my Trans Am about 3 goin on 4 years ago and the person that owned it previously was a smoker and took this,

    http://www.projecttransam.com/Projec...0/MVC-896F.jpg

    out so that the cover wouldn't keep springing back up when they wanted to drop some ash in the tray. My question, and I hope someone has an answer, is what that spring type is called and where I could pick one up 'cuz I don't like having that cover open and if you close it, everytime you hit the brakes, it flips back open. Please someone help me out

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    I have no clue to what it is calledm but should be easy enough to find in any junk yard, in any car that has that type of flip up lid

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    its a "thingy-ma-jigg"!

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    it's the widget arm thatattaches to your maniform.lol

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    You can rig one up, it a basic spring lock type. The only reason why I say basic is because I have done this several times . what I had to do is install a screw to replace the spring. So it was no longer a spring loaded but would close and stay closed, due to the screw closing the gap that the spring would close. I replaced the whole thing about a year ago so I can provide any pics but if you can picture what I'm trying to say then you can do some kind of modification. I do remeber installing a screw in the edge that the ashtray door is is connecting to the actual console. Looking at the picture its the hole that is on the far left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteki View Post
    its a "thingy-ma-jigg"!

    No, it's a "thing-A-ma-jigg". A "thingY" is never used in conjunction with a "ma-jigg".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverNineT9 View Post
    Ok, so I bought my Trans Am about 3 goin on 4 years ago and the person that owned it previously was a smoker and took this,

    http://www.projecttransam.com/Projec...0/MVC-896F.jpg

    out so that the cover wouldn't keep springing back up when they wanted to drop some ash in the tray. My question, and I hope someone has an answer, is what that spring type is called and where I could pick one up 'cuz I don't like having that cover open and if you close it, everytime you hit the brakes, it flips back open. Please someone help me out
    It's called a Front floor console ashtray door spring, part number 10291612 and is available through GMPartsDirect for $13.69. However, shipping is $12.95. More cost effective to just go to your local dealership and pick it up yourself. I have yet to find a schematic depicting the spring installation and points of termination. I have seen a hole at the base of the door hinge leg, and I surmise that is where one end of the spring goes, I just don't know where the other end of the spring is terminated. I know exactly what you are going through, because when I put on the brakes, mine opens too. And it is aggravating!! If you find where the end of the spring terminates, I would appreciate you letting me know!! Thanks man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    It's called a Front floor console ashtray door spring, part number 10291612 and is available through GMPartsDirect for $13.69. However, shipping is $12.95. More cost effective to just go to your local dealership and pick it up yourself. I have yet to find a schematic depicting the spring installation and points of termination. I have seen a hole at the base of the door hinge leg, and I surmise that is where one end of the spring goes, I just don't know where the other end of the spring is terminated. I know exactly what you are going through, because when I put on the brakes, mine opens too. And it is aggravating!! If you find where the end of the spring terminates, I would appreciate you letting me know!! Thanks man...
    $13.69 for a fucking spring!!!

    Make sure you take some lube for your

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    It's called a Front floor console ashtray door spring, part number 10291612 and is available through GMPartsDirect for $13.69. However, shipping is $12.95. More cost effective to just go to your local dealership and pick it up yourself. I have yet to find a schematic depicting the spring installation and points of termination. I have seen a hole at the base of the door hinge leg, and I surmise that is where one end of the spring goes, I just don't know where the other end of the spring is terminated. I know exactly what you are going through, because when I put on the brakes, mine opens too. And it is aggravating!! If you find where the end of the spring terminates, I would appreciate you letting me know!! Thanks man...
    I posted a few pics and a video (not the greatest quality) of the attached spring on another ls1.com thread today actually...and someone else posted a link that shows the lid removed w/ the spring still attached. Maybe this will help you; check it out: http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...35#post1711835

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    I'd get some .020 diameter leader wire & make one

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