The glove box drive latch is the part that inspired starting E30 Update!
While this part is metal, it can still break, (we know first hand!). When it does, it can very annoyingly leave you locked out of your glove box, especially if you have important info like your registration and proof of insurance in there :/
Now you can replace just the latch without having to get the entire assembly. It also saves the time of having to switch out your tumbler or having to replace the entire assembly and then having to have a separate glove box key.
While the 3D printed stainless steel drive latch is far superior to the original material, several structural improvements have been made to the E30 Update part. Notably, dual drive finger ribs rather than one, rounded spring channel ribs and thickened walls.
Replacing the drive latch is a very quick & easy process, and you’ll never have to worry about your drive latch breaking and locking you out of your glove box – ever! And trust us – it’s a bear to get into once it breaks. Of course, if you’re already locked out of your glove box, well, sorry to hear that, but… here’s your fix! Here’s how to do the replacement.
We’re probably biased, but it’s so cheap and easy, it’s worth just replacing now so you avoid having to deal with being locked out of your glove box!