! Guide ! Mk7 Dash Hidden Storage
Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:14 PM
I have seen some people fit a latching catch here, but the problem I see with this idea is that it is difficult to fit and as the door has to be pushed in to unlatch, so when the door is closed it always looks slightly open.
My alternative idea is a lot easier to fit.
All you need are some self adhesive magnetic pads - the type which have an A & B pad are best as they are designed to lock together accurately such as these: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53ddbf903e
Firstly you need to remove the door panel. This can be done by inserting a plastic trim tool into the gap and levering to release the clip.
To stop the door permanently closing, simply remove the metal clip from the dash or cut the plastic pin off the door.
This makes a great hiding place for iPods or portable sat navs.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:55 PM
Then installed the bin lid push catch, then swapped to Sony stereo and sealed it up again as I never used it.
But great guide as always
Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:14 PM
If it becomes a problem there is plenty of room to add more pads or worse case, a Tetrax magnet fitted in place of the catch!
A small loop of string or fabric could be stuck inside the door to act as a pull handle to open, but personally I like to keep it clean to deter opportunist thieves.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:30 PM
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:34 PM
iNath, thanks, I did it after some effort, is there a way of hinging the cover?
Pre-2012 and it's on a hinge. Apparently this year they changed it so it's not unfortunately.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:10 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:06 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:15 PM
I recently bought my '85 Zetec and have wondered about that panel. I've tried pushing it in but nothing happens. Might sound silly, but I've been too scared to push it too hard in case I break it. Is it meant to open or have you guys done modifications?
An '85 Fiesta? Wow that's an old'un!
You need to pull, not push.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:51 PM
Might be a little late on this topic but Ihave been thinking I could maybe fit an iphone bracket to the inside of this compartment so I don't have one on the windscreen. Does anyone know if it is safe to drill into the inside panel on the passenger side?
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