The U-latch is held by two Phillips screws: take a shorty screwdriver and
loosen them. Fiddle with adjustments until it locks securely - you will
probably have to move it forward, but don't make it too loose or it will
pop open on bumps,etc.
I find its most secure when it takes an extra strong push right next to the
locking mechanism to snap it shut.
> From: F Crocker <email@example.com>
> To: MG mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Glove compartment door
> Date: Monday, July 06, 1998 2:06 PM
> The glove compartment door on our 79 MGB does not latch. Everything
> works when open, so I judge that the locking mechanism does not go in
> far enough to be triggered by the U-latch on the top.
> I could try shimming the locking mechanism so that it protrudes further
> into the glove box, but I wonder if there are other fixes known to the
> J. A. Frazer Crocker, Jr. "I pray and incur
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