57 Glove Box Pareti

Last week I broke something on the glove box. It used to close perfectly but after I opened it on Saturday, it no longer latches. The pictures show the bottom door still has the welded catch. The top looks like it's missing something. I looked around the box but no missing or broken parts.

what am I missing? What do I need to order?
 

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Zoopie

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There is a catch that does hang down that appears missing in the 2nd picture. I would take out the glove down (order new one, not that expensive around $20) and see what elements remain and then order what is needed.
 

NTouchOne

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I had a similar problem. The problem turned out to be the lube that had been used ???? had solidified. I scraped it off and added a light coat of white lithium and it now functions properly.
 
Last week I broke something on the glove box. It used to close perfectly but after I opened it on Saturday, it no longer latches. The pictures show the bottom door still has the welded catch. The top looks like it's missing something. I looked around the box but no missing or broken parts.

what am I missing? What do I need to order?
Mine does the same thing. What I've found is that the latch pin gets too high and sticks up in the housing and consequently a little to the side. A flash light and small probe will allow you to pull the latch pin into place and drop back down. I've been doing that for some time as I can get it to work but haven't taken the time to investigate the reason. I have bigger fish to fry at this point. Just push the button enough to get the door to release the door until you can find why it's traveling too far.
 
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