How to fix a Stuck Glove Box on a Cadillac

Cadillac Glove Box

I had an issue with the glove box on my Cadillac XTS where the thing would get stuck once I tried to open it. I would press the button to open the glove box and all it kept doing was making a “click-click” sound and it wouldn’t open.

Here are some steps on how to open a stuck glove box on a Cadillac XTS:

  1. Locate the glove box release button. It is usually located on the bottom of the glove box door.
  2. Press and hold the release button.
  3. While still holding the release button, pull on the glove box door handle.
  4. If the glove box door does not open, try wiggling it back and forth.
  5. If the glove box door still does not open, you may need to use a flathead screwdriver to pry it open.
  6. Be careful not to damage the glove box door or the surrounding trim.

Once the glove box door is open, you can inspect the latch mechanism to see what is causing it to stick. If the latch is dirty or corroded, you can clean it with a mild soap and water solution. If the latch is damaged, you may need to replace it.

Here are some additional tips for opening a stuck glove box:

  • If the glove box door is only slightly stuck, you can try lubricating the latch mechanism with a spray lubricant.
  • If the glove box door is completely stuck, you may need to remove the glove box assembly to access the latch mechanism.
  • If you are unable to open the glove box door yourself, you can take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic for assistance.

Here are some common causes of a stuck glove box:

  • Debris or dirt buildup in the latch mechanism
  • Damage to the latch mechanism
  • A malfunctioning actuator
  • A faulty wiring harness

If you are able to identify the cause of the stuck glove box, you can take steps to fix it yourself or take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic for assistance.

Has this happened to anyone else? Leave a comment below and let others know how you went about fixing this on your Cadillac.

8 Replies to “How to fix a Stuck Glove Box on a Cadillac”

  1. Yes!..I’ve a 2014 Cadillac XTS VSport, and this is the 2nd time I’ve had this problem. The dealership fixed it the first time, but now it’s doing it again. Next time I schedule an oil change, I’ll have ’em look at it again. This is an annoyance that I don’t think should be experienced with such an expensive car…

    1. Have the same problem. Cadillac’s are not is they use to be all make in china. I’m trading mine in for a Lincoln
      mark 5 f—ck the Cadillac.

    2. Same problem with my clove box. Tried to open the video but it said ” This is a private video” so I was not able to open it. Please help. Another problem that I have with my XTS 2013 is the trunk lid { deck } won’t go up.

      1. How do I open video about glove box on xts I’m getting nothing would like to know how to fix or open

  2. Thanks for video. I was afraid to pull right side in fear of breaking something. Is this a fuse or sensor problem? Hate to spend money at dealership for this minor problem.

    1. Pulling on the right side doesn’t say you just fix the problem. far from it. How do you really fix this problem????

  3. Still the same problems.
    1 trunk deck wouldn’t rise when open.
    2 Cant open the glove box.

  4. Our 2013 XTS has less than 24K miles. The glove box sticking shut was always a problem. I recently fixed it by doing the following: After you get it open (see the above info), you need to gently file the catch (pins) on the door lid. The door lid has one pin on both sides. The pins slide into the door when they are pushed in by the piston-like release mechanism when you hit the door opening button. Hold the right side pin so the left side pin doesn’t move when you file the left side. It won’t take much filing to fix the problem, so don’t get too aggressive! Hope this is helpful.

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