I installed a locking glove box in my Nissan leaf.
I was disappointed that there wasn't a locking glove box at least...u know, to lock up the dog.....
anyways...since I mod all of my Nissan's and knowing damn well Nissan modular mixes everything i was certain i could find a solution. I started searching Versa, altima , rogue and Murano glove boxes online and then I found that the Second generation (2008–2014) Nissan Murano shares the exact same handle and latch / dual arm catch mechanism as the leaf.
I looked online on ebay and found some glove boxes but i then decided to call my local junk yards. i found a few averaging about 50, 45 bucks but this one location told me they had a broken one and would let it go for 35 and it was black.Murano handle glove box:
I picked up the glove box and since the glove boxes lids are an assembly the junk yard option was best. online parts stores sell the full lid assy. courtesy parts, etc.latch arms on each side:
I then went to my local "Las Palmas Key shop" and for 15 bucks they hacked the lock and made me a key since the tumbler is designed to use the ignition key. so im in the hole 50 on this one guys. worth it to me for sure.Key made:Glove box removal from Factory service manual:
To reinstall you just have to feel and get the hook arms in first, THEN snap in the lid at the bottom.
Next, you have to dissassemble both the murano glove box lid and the Leaf glove box lid - so be warned - disassembling it; is breaking it!!!
the glove box lid is a complete assy that is built by calsonic and its a plastic welded unit. so you have to grab from the back and break apart the finish side from the back side......take yoru time and use a screw driver to pry here and there, but make sure you start from the BACK or bottom side................heck you have the murano lid to practice on...so by the time you get to the leaf glove box lid you will be fine.
you will hear all the wonderful snaps and cracks of the plastic separating and breaking.....fun stuff.
pull apart lid: (leaf shown):
Next, in the following pics you will see green circles and all those locations if you look close you can see the plastic "break" locations. Do a fit check once you have everything apart and clean any burrs off the plastic ends and you will see the two halves will mate back with one another no problem. be gentle and pry evenly and distribute the force evenly. i would keep the finish side visible and facing you so you can ensure your not over pulling or applying to much force...you dont want to break the finish side.....or pull to hard that you deform it.Lid pulled apart/ glue used and screw driver to pry off latch arms from the handle:
WARNING - there are clips that will fall out - be sure to keep an eye on the clips. also when prying apart you may need to engage (pull) on the handle to the open postion so the latch arms let you pry apart the two halves.Clips that will fall and get lost:
Handle removed and difference shown
color is exact match - red arrow is Murano handle that has lock tumbler:Glue and seal back together:Finished product:
oh, the dog...(code name the dog)....
I'm working on a locking center console too...........stay tuned....I'm almost done with it....this one was first because i saw how easy it was going to be to accomplish it...