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Glasses storage compartment not soft closing

sicario

New member
Location
UK
Car(s)
Golf GT 1.5 TSI DSG
Left the storage compartment in the roof open, and when getting into my car at night I managed to smash my temple against it and knock it out (but luckily not myself).

I’ve managed to clip it back in, but now it’s not soft opening. It’s quite dangerous if you don’t quite close it properly when replacing the sunglasses, as it whams open and sends its contents flying.

There’s two recesses for plastic pins, and a black friction wheel. The wheel turns fine, and has the expected friction, but I can’t figure out why it’s not catching on the insert. It’s definitely in there flush with the recess.

I’m wondering if maybe there’s a second piece, like a gear, that’s come dislodged and is somewhere under a seat? Had a good dig around, but if I know it exists I’ll feel better about spending another 20 minutes in wild positions.

Thanks!
 

DSC808

Go Kart Champion
Location
HI State
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE MT
Theres a metal spring that should be there (on the right side theres a notch where it goes). I broke the tab on mine and had to buy a new one. It comes with the entire housing, pretty easy to replace (4 bolts). Theres one that has space for the sunroof buttons and one without.
 

RMinNJ

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 GTI S
Me too on this..my head hit it and off it went. I got the spring on but it propels open too fast.. .It seems it's something with gear on the side is not catching but I cannot get it to soft open.
 

sicario

New member
Location
UK
Car(s)
Golf GT 1.5 TSI DSG
6’ 2”, managed to find the weird spring on a clean today but not the foggiest on how to fit it. Worried I’ll snap the lugs as well if I mess around too much.

It’s in for a service tomorrow so I’ll see if they can do anything. If not I guess I’ll leave it, not sure it’s £60 of annoyance to me yet… we’ll see mid summer when I’m opening it all the time!
 

sicario

New member
Location
UK
Car(s)
Golf GT 1.5 TSI DSG
No dice, quoted £115 for a new unit.

Will have a mess around at the weekend and see if I can figure it out!
 

RMinNJ

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2018 GTI S
I got the spring back on..and the door goes back in by popping it in an angle .. but it opens too fast..its like the gear on the side is not catching.
 
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