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Old 01-22-2015, 07:03 PM
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Glove Box?

Not sure what it is called on a boat, but have a 1999 SportStar, and it is the lid or cover to the storage compartment on passenger side where the stereo is located. Lid used to stay up when opened but no longer does. There is not a gas spring. Did the hinge fail? Looking for a solution?
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:24 AM
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The gas shocks can fail. Double check the length but this should be your replacement:

http://www.wakeboards.com/Gas-Shock-...b_glovebox.htm

You can also measure the shock compressed/open and also the pressure then go to your local auto parts store and pick one up.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:39 AM
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I don't think MC put these on the glove boxes in 99... Mine does not have it either.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:04 AM
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If your hinge is like this, and I think it is, you can adjust the tension with the middle screw.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:29 AM
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I think hes got the gas shocks. There are two of the gas shocks that hold up the "glove box." Not worth the $40 for the material and shipping to replace, I'd rather put the money in the tank (I have the same issue). Maybe if I hit a $100 dollar scratchy I'll make this a priority.

***sorry, OP specifically said there wasn't gas shocks. Take table rocker's advice!
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:55 PM
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My 2000 uses a gas shock, not sure of the number, but I got for a about 20 bucks delivered. The old one was worn out and the replacement works great now. Are there holes where you can tell it once was on your '99? I can double check the replacement type I got if you need that info.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:28 PM
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Thanks a million Table Rocker! I will check this out next time at the lake. I definitely do not have a gas spring and this should work - hopefully still adjustable.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:40 PM
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I think hes got the gas shocks. There are two of the gas shocks that hold up the "glove box." Not worth the $40 for the material and shipping to replace, I'd rather put the money in the tank (I have the same issue). Maybe if I hit a $100 dollar scratchy I'll make this a priority.

***sorry, OP specifically said there wasn't gas shocks. Take table rocker's advice!

$15 a pop + free shipping. Sucks they designed yours with two. Thought I'd share this find since I just replaced mine.

http://www.wakeboards.com/Gas-Shock-...b_glovebox.htm
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:15 PM
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I took the whole thing apart and there is a spring built into the hinge. There appeared to be plenty of force to keep the lid open, but when reassembled same problem - won't stay up. Should I just throw a gas spring in there? Thoughts? 1999 SportStar
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My hinge does not look like the one posted by tablerocker
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