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I went to lock the car and got a single horn blip. I’ve checked the usual lids, to no avail. It took me some time to work out that the glove compartment light is not switching off. I’ve taken the light bulb out, so I don’t wake up to empty battery in the morning. Then I found this contact of some kind in the glove box. I have checked pet but cannot see where this could be from or where micro switch is located. Anyone had this?



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A common cause of the single beep (open zone) is the center console lid.

The easy way to find out exactly which zone is open is to use the Durametric software, a PST2, or PIWIS tester to show you the fault and the cause.

Removing the glovebox and replacing the microswitch is a bit of a pain so I would double check with a software tool first.

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I have had the exact same problem, the arm that pushes against the micro switch came away. You will have to dismantle the glove box. As Loren says, a pain to do but a lot less of a pain in the wallet than taking it to an OPC.

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I fixed the problem today, it was very much straight forward:

1) Remove the glove compartment dampers by carefully pulling them toward you, they are attached by a snap mechanism

2) Remove the 2 screws each side holding the glove compartment to the frame joint

3) the switch is top right, in my case the metal bracket just fell off

4) I removed the switch carefully with a flat screw driver, inserted the metal piece and fixed it with some epoxy that it will always stay there

5) works like a charm


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