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klove   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 01:17pm
Member No: #4190
Joined: Jun 21 2008
Location: solihull
Hi. I had a problem with my dashboard cupboard, it looks like that the catch has broken and it will not lock in the down position.

So I am looking to see if they a replacement part or is it a complete item if so how much and is it easy to replace it? Can any one help?
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Phil   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 04:28pm

Member No: #406
Joined: Jun 16 2007
Location: Stafford
Common problem - will require complete lid. Are you not still under warranty?

If not, they are anything from £90 up to £200 depending on whether you have a chrome surround to the button, or your compartment is illuminated (not sure whether any UK spec C4 Pics have illumination???)
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 Excalibur (14 Apr 2016 : 13:05)
Dave_Retired.   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 04:36pm

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
So basically a similar problem to that of the Coupe/Hatch Phil?
diesel_dog   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 04:36pm
Yeah i think the exclusive's are illuminated, i could be wrong though.
HoneyMonster   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 04:55pm
Member No: #1443
Joined: Oct 28 2007
Location: Wiltshire
The top boxes are illuminated on our exclusive

This youtube clip shows in a fashion how to remove the lids

Hoipoloi   
Tue Dec 08 2009, 05:56pm
Member No: #6006
Joined: Nov 01 2008
Location: Walsall
Had both of ours replaced under warranty (at different times).
After the passenger one failed we were extremely careful in opening/closing them. Then we found the dealer had broken the driver's side one after it went in for an unrelated trim problem.

The illumination is a Heath Robinson affair, the light shines up against the inside of the lid where some chrome sticky labels redirect the light into the box itself.
klove   
Mon Dec 21 2009, 08:29am
Member No: #4190
Joined: Jun 21 2008
Location: solihull
i have just had it replaced under warranty
many thanks to you all
richardthestag   
Fri Aug 05 2011, 12:56pm
Member No: #18879
Joined: Mar 21 2011
Location: chilternshire
Hi I had this problem with my wifes c4 Grand picasso. Top box on passenger side doesn't stay closed. Faced with a load of money to replace it I thought I would have a go myself.. Fixed it yay!

here is how

Firstly removed the lid from the car, there is a blanking plate at the back and once removed you will see 4 torx screws that will need to be removed. The damper rod on the inside edge of the lid is very flexible and can be eased over its fixing allowing the whole lid to be removed from the car.

Looking at it I found that the lid is two halves of a clam shell that are glued together with some bits of old horse. Using a 1” chisel and working from the rear edge of the lid I was able quite easily to separate the two. I broke a couple of plastic welds holding the metal hinge / strengthener to the bottom clam so you may want to beware of that.

You could try cutting a small hole through the underside of the lid of

Glued the two halves back together with araldite and it is back in the car and working fine.

Cost = ¼ tube of araldite, a small bolt that I found in the shed, 2 gin and tonics and an hour of my time.

Hope this helps
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Dave_Retired.   
Fri Aug 05 2011, 01:34pm

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Nice tip, have made it into a permanent tutorial here: - Click Here -
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incredibledisc   
Fri Aug 19 2011, 03:10pm
My wife has just done this to our C4 Picasson VTR+ The thought of a potential £200 repair (for a plastic lid!!!) was sending us to the divorce courts when I saw Richard's tutorial.

I've got as far a removing the screws but I'm not quite sure how to get the damper rod disconnected. Does it come off at the top or the bottom where I can't see the connector? I've watched the funky video a couple of times but can't figure out how they do it.
incredibledisc   
Fri Aug 19 2011, 03:24pm
Ok, further to my last post - I watched the video again and paused it so I could type the spanish caption into google translator and it says "lift up being careful not to push hard because the hydraulic arm can not be removed"

What's your secret Richard? I'm a heavy handed [%*^#@!] at the best of times so I really want to be careful so I don't wreck the rest of the mechanism while trying to fix the lid!
incredibledisc   
Tue Aug 23 2011, 12:34pm
All fixed now. The damper rod thingy was surprisingly flexible right enough - funny how it didn't seem that way when I first looked at it. Got the parts separated, fixed the latch and slapped it back together with the araldite.

Thanks for the walk through guys. Think it's only fair that I upgrade to full membership as a proper payback.
stumac   
Fri Aug 26 2011, 09:52am
I am at the same stage trying to disconnect the damper rod.

Any advise greatly appreciated.
stumac   
Tue Aug 30 2011, 06:18pm
OK got it. It comes off at the top. With all screws removed lift lid and turn outboard edge towards you. Put thumb on the stud and press top of rod over the stud.

chorltonian   
Thu Sep 29 2011, 08:05am
richardthestag wrote ...

Hi I had this problem with my wifes c4 Grand picasso. Top box on passenger side doesn't stay closed. Faced with a load of money to replace it I thought I would have a go myself.. Fixed it yay!

here is how

Firstly removed the lid from the car, there is a blanking plate at the back and once removed you will see 4 torx screws that will need to be removed. The damper rod on the inside edge of the lid is very flexible and can be eased over its fixing allowing the whole lid to be removed from the car.

Looking at it I found that the lid is two halves of a clam shell that are glued together with some bits of old horse. Using a 1” chisel and working from the rear edge of the lid I was able quite easily to separate the two. I broke a couple of plastic welds holding the metal hinge / strengthener to the bottom clam so you may want to beware of that.

Cost = ¼ tube of araldite, a small bolt that I found in the shed, 2 gin and tonics and an hour of my time.

Hope this helps


Genius! Have been looking around for ages for something like this. Have tried magnetic tape to no avail, bid on a couple of lids on Ebay but missed them, so will give this a go at the weekend.

Let you know how I get on.

Thanks.

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