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Are the Taurus and Sable glovebox assemblies the same size?
Is it only 2000-2005 (??) or is can I make a 1999 and earlier work?

I like the 1999 and earlier due to the METAL hinge instead of redesigned plastic hinge.

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QUOTE (BetterDays @ Mar 1 2009, 07:13 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=704324
Are the Taurus and Sable glovebox assemblies the same size?
Is it only 2000-2005 (??) or is can I make a 1999 and earlier work?

I like the 1999 and earlier due to the METAL hinge instead of redesigned plastic hinge.

Thanks,[/b]
The plastic hinge design is pretty stupid.

Only 00-07 Taurus and Sable (they are the same) gloveboxes will work due to the design.
 

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The plastic hinge design is pretty stupid.

Only 00-07 Taurus and Sable (they are the same) gloveboxes will work due to the design.[/b]
Is the external door different or is it the inside plastic that is different?

From the outside, they looked to be the same size....

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perhaps you could swap the hinge?

if your talking about what i think your talking about then it should be attached to the handle

I think that can be removed if you unscrew the door.

The handles are the same, and perhaps you could get one with a lock...
 

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And an update.

It works.

Sort of...

You need to cut some of the inside plastic to make it close.
You need to modify the metal hinge (Drill two holes, flatten three tabs)
And the exterior door does not sit 100%.

I will take pics tomorrow.

I did cut out too much plastic and had to modify the inside plastic to shut the glovebox light off. Had I been a little more careful, it would not have been an issue. And the color is a little off, but it is a temp fix.

But, for <$15, I can't complain.
 

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Wow that is very close!

does your key fit in the lock?

I know mine did when I did a swap but it came out of another 99.... not sure if the keys are similar enough
 

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Dang that fitment is close! Good to know it will work...I'm sure the plastic hinge will fail on mine someday.
 

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:thumb:

Can we get a couple of pics on the inside? The things you had to "cut", and of the hinge? My brother's ('03) plastic hinge has separated completely and only the latch holds it up..

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