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Old 12-05-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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So I put my MSPNP in the glove compartment (90-93) and it fits perfectly. The MSPNP hits the latch (not the handle) causing the compartment not to lower all the way. So my idea is to remove the latch and use magnets to hold the compartment shut.

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Old 12-05-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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Just curious... Why? It fits under the pass floor board, and it's less likely to be stolen there.
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My car gets wet (just the bottom though), and since im planning on switching to a clean shell one day its not owrth replacing
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I don't see why that wouldn't work. You'll need some good magnets though.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:24 PM   #5
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gotcha, you could also get an extension cable from DIY and stick that puppy behind the pass seat (like the newer NA).
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gotcha, you could also get an extension cable from DIY and stick that puppy behind the pass seat (like the newer NA).
Not a bad idea, but ill wait for the clean shell.

neodymium magnets here I come. But i would really like come other peoples ideas on ways to secure the compartment.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:40 PM   #7
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With weight in the glovebox... a good bump might overpower the magnets. I'd figure out another spot for it personally (if u can't get a latch format to work).
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a guy i work with has a broken glovebox latch, so he's been rockin a home cabinet latch screwed into the dash and the glovebox lid....strange what some people do but it works.
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Well like i said the current latch format works, where is this cable? Whichever is cheaper/easier i will do.

I looked on DIY website is it posted or talk to them?
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You'll have to talk to them for one. I could build one if you needed it bad enough. It would be like the boomslang harnesses, just really long.
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I've got mine in the glovebox using the standard latch. I can get a photo, but you just have to sort of play with the angle.
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If you are sitting in the passenger seat looking at the glove compartment, the MSPNP is in line with you (ie mouting tabs on left and right, with plug in the rear, towards the engine bay). Its mounted to the top of the compartment. It works fine, just if you open the compartment instead of it opening all the way it will stop short as the MSPNP hits the latch. So everything works fine, just a matter of either cushioning it when it rests on the latch or removing the latch altogether.
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You'll have to talk to them for one. I could build one if you needed it bad enough. It would be like the boomslang harnesses, just really long.
Where can i get the parts? I cant build a harness of one to one wiring.
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If you are sitting in the passenger seat looking at the glove compartment, the MSPNP is in line with you (ie mouting tabs on left and right, with plug in the rear, towards the engine bay). Its mounted to the top of the compartment. It works fine, just if you open the compartment instead of it opening all the way it will stop short as the MSPNP hits the latch. So everything works fine, just a matter of either cushioning it when it rests on the latch or removing the latch altogether.
Try lining it up on the left side of the glovebox, with the harness coming in from the right. Push the box all the way to the left, and then push the FRONT of the box further left so it sits at a slight angle. The glovebox should close then. (at least my '94 glovebox does)
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Where can i get the parts? I cant build a harness of one to one wiring.
Part numbers are in the MS DIY faq and you buy them from
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email DIY about it... Jerry was talking about some extension cables for people who wanted to show off the pnp unit (like mount it on the package shelf between the seats). it won't be as cheap as the glovebox idea, but I think it would be cleaner
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This is funny. I'd like to move mine in my 97 to the 1.6 floorboard location eventually, since my '93 carpet required the ECU panel anyhow.
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i removed my airbag and used neodymium magnets to secure it, the ones out of harddrives. after installing the turbo i've had the cover just out on hard launches. i pull it off for auto-x because it never stays in place for that. the glove box with ms will be even heavier. don't underestimate the inertia of a moving or still object.
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email DIY about it... Jerry was talking about some extension cables for people who wanted to show off the pnp unit (like mount it on the package shelf between the seats). it won't be as cheap as the glovebox idea, but I think it would be cleaner

that'll cut down on theft.
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Try lining it up on the left side of the glovebox, with the harness coming in from the right. Push the box all the way to the left, and then push the FRONT of the box further left so it sits at a slight angle. The glovebox should close then. (at least my '94 glovebox does)
Ok maybe im not explaining this right. IT does close, it does everything normal, it just doesn't open all the way. The latch (attached to the dash) is hit by the mspnp sitting in the glove box. It really doesnt make a big difference guess ill just live with it
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