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My husband used my car yesterday and has some how broken the lid at the front of the console on my car. It won’t shut anymore. Is this an easy fix or do I need to go to the dealership? I am on maternity leave so could do without this expense. So annoyed with him.
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We had a coin bounce into the hinged side under the cover. I had to fish it out in order to allow the cover to close again. That was almost 5 years ago. I forget how I freed it now. But that might be something to look into.
 

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Like Wayne said check if something is stuck in the lid.
 

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May not have been hubby. The ratchets for the locking mechanism is in the hinges on either side. Sometimes dirt, crumbs, or stuff gets spilled in there and makes them stick.
Try a good strong vacuum first, if that doesn’t work, get a can of plastic-safe, quick evaporating electronics/contact cleaner like this and spray it in the hinges.
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Looking more at the second picture I wonder if the lid has someway slide on the hinged frame for the lid. There is a large gap at the back and the front looks like it is going under the front. There should be an even gap between the lid and all sides going around the lid. The lid is not in the center of the opening. Also, there are notches showing on the fame near the backside of the lid that might be detents to hold the lid father back on the frame. I would easly try to push the lid back and see if it will snap over these detents.

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I think it is so cool that we have moved to a Time where people refer to that as the center console and not an ashtray!!!

Nothing against smokers (I quit in 1997 and it was **** hard), but we really don't need built-in ashtrays in cars and airplanes anymore!!!
 

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Looking more at the second picture I wonder if the lid has someway slide on the hinged frame for the lid. There is a large gap at the back and the front looks like it is going under the front. There should be an even gap between the lid and all sides going around the lid. The lid is not in the center of the opening. Also, there are notches showing on the fame near the backside of the lid that might be detents to hold the lid father back on the frame. I would easly try to push the lid back and see if it will snap over these detents.

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I think this is whats happened. I have tried to push it back but it’s not working. So annoying. Will keep trying.
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I think this is whats happened. I have tried to push it back but it’s not working. So annoying. Will keep trying.
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Maybe try spraying something like WD40 to let it slide more easily. If it works just dry it off as much as you can. Maybe also use something real thin as try sliding in between the lid and the frame near the detents to slightly raise the lid to slide to help to slide over the detents.
 
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