Deluxe Golf/Jetta Glove Box Latch Kit
This custom magnetic latch will keep the door shut and allow you to open it easily by just pulling on the door.
The magnetic latches included look like and replace the black rubber bumpers on the glove box housing that have a torx screw in the middle.
Satisfaction Guaranteed! 100% refund if this does not work to YOUR satisfaction.
2002+ New Beetle (This does not work for 1998-2001, they must use this kit)
2000-2005 Golf (MUST have rubber bumpers w/screws)
2000-2005 Jetta (MUST have rubber bumpers w/screws)
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I was amazed at the simplicity of this kit. You just screw out for screws and install the kit instead, and the glove box lid works again. I am still trying to figure out how to get the glove box latch to stay put (I will likely use epoxy), but that does not affect the function of this kit.
When I close the glove box, there is a very positive SNAP as the magnets hold the door shut. There is only a moderate pulling force to dislodge them by pulling. Everything stays put and does not rattle.
The kit arrived promptly and the instructions were very simple.
the instructions say that you can try using only one side, but I wound up doing both because it felt more secure.
I don't believe this affects the security of any objects in the glove box. It would be easy to pry it open anyway.
One thing we did need to do was superglue the little latch bolts that stick out the side of the door. We pushed them in and glued them so the latch doesn't operate any longer.
In conclusion, if you have a broken latch on your VW and AARodriquez offers a kit for your car, trust the description. It works absolutely perfectly. I am impressed (and my Owners Manual and stuff stay secured. It looks stock. Save money and try it!!!
great buy!, will use again if need to
I got this for my 2004 New Beetle. It was easy to install (and I'm not much of a do-it-yourself-er when it comes to cars) and is working well, for a small fraction of the cost of having the glove box professionally repaired. The magnets hold the glove box firmly closed, but it is easy to open when needed by pulling on the handle. Customer service was incredibly quick to respond when I reported a broken magnet, and sent a replacement immediately at no charge.
Great idea and execution, works like a charm
If your glove box is broken just buy this kit it works. It took me maybe 5 minutes to install and that was with my two year old son trying to help. The magnets are strong for those wondering. This kit simply just works.
I am so sick of little things breaking on my daughter's VW bug. This ingenious little kit fixed the open glove box in about 10 minutes. I did add a little glue to the back of the magnet. I think the magnet only works in one direction, so figure out which direction it needs to go before you glue anything. I also added a little glue to one of the top screw holes (where the torx came out) because the new screw was not getting a good purchase. Great kit that I have already recommended to others!
Great product, works as advertised and much easier and cheaper than replacing glove box!
This was easy (I was able to do this myself) to install and it works perfectly!
Held the door closed by installing only one side.