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Hello - the overhead storage compartment for sunglasses/garage door opener will not stay closed recently on my 2013 Forester. It clicks shut, then drops open a few seconds later. When I go to close it, I have to push it closed twice because the mechanism is still locked, as if the door just dropped open.

Minor, but annoying.

Suggestions?


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@OrchardView10 -
A similar thing happened to my car.
It was the tiny catch mechanism - Take a look - There should be two plastic "legs" that capture the prongs on the compartment cover.
The legs are on a rectangular black plastic insert.
In my case, one of the two "legs" broke off, so it would close, but wouldn't stay closed.
It sounds like the same thing could have happened to your car.
The dealer said it was a pretty common problem.
There is a replacement part to fix it (just the catch, not the whole compartment) that was only a couple of bucks.
Dealer installed it for free when I was getting some other work done...
 

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@OrchardView10 -

A similar thing happened to my car.

It was the tiny catch mechanism - Take a look - There should be two plastic "legs" that capture the prongs on the compartment cover.

The legs are on a rectangular black plastic insert.

In my case, one of the two "legs" broke off, so it would close, but wouldn't stay closed.

It sounds like the same thing could have happened to your car.

The dealer said it was a pretty common problem.

There is a replacement part to fix it (just the catch, not the whole compartment) that was only a couple of bucks.

Dealer installed it for free when I was getting some other work done...

@DragonSubie7

Thanks a bunch! Very helpful!


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