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Annoying Sliding Ash Tray!
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I was out this afternoon for a nice Sunday drive and have noticed since I got the car the ash tray cover will not stay closed. When I take off it slides open. When I brake for a red light or stop sign it closes. It is very annoying and I am sure it is not supposed to do that.

Am I missing a part or is there something that I can do to stop the sliding back and forth constantly? Anyone else have this problem? It is the factory console I am talking about, not the mini console. Minor problem but it is very irritating after a while.
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Mike429cj;166631 Wrote:I was out this afternoon for a nice Sunday drive and have noticed since I got the car the ash tray cover will not stay closed. When I take off it slides open. When I brake for a red light or stop sign it closes. It is very annoying and I am sure it is not supposed to do that.

Am I missing a part or is there something that I can do to stop the sliding back and forth constantly? Anyone else have this problem? It is the factory console I am talking about, not the mini console. Minor problem but it is very irritating after a while.

Check the Teflon slides, I'll bet they are broken at the screw holes where they attach.
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When I bought mine, there was a commemorative coin glued to the top to stop that. I assume you have the full console. I took it apart and applied mild pressure to make it bind a bit and it now stays in place just fine.

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#5
If you remove the console you can drop the ashtray assembly out. There are 2 metal tangs attached to the cover that run underneath the nylon guides. Remove the lid and tighten the tangs lightly with a pair of pliers and reinstall the cover. I did it to mine... works great now.

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droptop73;166656 Wrote:If you remove the console you can drop the ashtray assembly out. There are 2 metal tangs attached to the cover that run underneath the nylon guides. Remove the lid and tighten the tangs lightly with a pair of pliers and reinstall the cover. I did it to mine... works great now.

Thanks,

I will pull the console and see about pulling the console and tighting the tangs a bit. Once I get it off and see it I am sure I can figure it out.
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I installed the cup holders in there, and it solved my issue.

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#8
Mine does the same thing, probably not as bad. When I take off it opens about half way, I've gotten into the habit of looking down and just shutting it. I find myself doing it driving my other cards too.

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ha ha, mine does the same thing!

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will e;166676 Wrote:ha ha, mine does the same thing!

+1 here. If I recall correctly, one of the white plastic slides is broken on mine. I added some thick white grease to mine, which added friction and that helped keep the sliding open to a minimum.



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