How to Open a Jammed Glove Box in a Honda

by Marshal M. Rosenthal

The glove compartment in a Honda car is useful for storing small items that the driver can use during a trip--for example, chewing gum or mints, sunglasses or the car’s instruction manual. A jammed glove compartment can be opened without causing any damage. You will need to use a few simple tools and have adequate lighting to see the glove compartment well. Do not try to open the jammed glove compartment while the motor of the Honda is running.

1

Open the door of the Honda. Leave the door open to keep the dome light on. Sit in the passenger seat of the Honda.

2

Wrap a strip of duct tape around the end of a flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver. Flatten the duct tape with your fingers.

3

Insert the tip of the flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver into the seam above the keyhole in the glove compartment.

4

Lift the tip of the flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver up and towards you to force the jammed glove compartment open.

5

Apply light lubricant oil to an edge of the lint-free cloth. Wipe the edge of the lint-free cloth around the edges of the glove compartment lid to remove lint and loose dust and lubricate the edge so it won’t stick to the glove compartment.

6

Apply light lubricant oil to another edge of the lint-free cloth. Wipe the edge of the lint-free cloth around the edges of the glove compartment to remove lint and loose dust and lubricate the edge so it won’t stick to the glove compartment lid. Dispose of the lint-free cloth in the trash.

7

Close the glove compartment. Remove the duct tape from the tip of the flat-edged jeweler’s screwdriver. Exit the Honda. Close the door of the Honda.

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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."