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This annoys me the most on my XJS

 
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The tray underneath the passenger airbag. It always pops open at the most inopportune moments and startles me. The one currently fitted is a replacement, as I thought the original was not latching properly.

does anyone else have this problem? Is there some sort of aesthetically pleasing solution to secure this really well?

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spikepaga,

New clips that hold the panel to the horizontal bar. That should cure it.

I'm intrigued by your replacement panel. It looks different to a standard one?

Cheers

Paul
 
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spikepaga,

New clips that hold the panel to the horizontal bar. That should cure it.

I'm intrigued by your replacement panel. It looks different to a standard one?

Cheers

Paul
Hi Paul-

The panel is the identical as the original.

I do have new clips at the bar. It becomes unhinged at the top and opens up
 
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Hi Spikepaga

I had exactly the same problem as you and fixed it by inserting a Plastic Rawplug in the hole and then secured it with a Self Tapping Screw
 
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Hi Spikepaga

I had exactly the same problem as you and fixed it by inserting a Plastic Rawplug in the hole and then secured it with a Self Tapping Screw
Hi OB

Could I trouble you for some visual aids?
 
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Hi Spike

I can't show you on the actual Car, as She's all bedded down in the Garage at the moment but these Photos should explain it far better than I can



The Green Wall Plug (comes in various sizes) you can probably get them at Wallmart goes in the Hole in the Car which is already there

Then a Self Tapping Screw with a Washer, goes through the Tab on the side of the Shelf (which also has a Pre-drilled hole) and then into the Wall Plug you inserted into the Hole and then just tighten it up with a Screwdriver

 
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Hi Spike

I can't show you on the actual Car, as She's all bedded down in the Garage at the moment but these Photos should explain it far better than I can



The Green Wall Plug (comes in various sizes) you can probably get them at Wallmart goes in the Hole in the Car which is already there

Then a Self Tapping Screw with a Washer, goes through the Tab on the side of the Shelf (which also has a Pre-drilled hole) and then into the Wall Plug you inserted into the Hole and then just tighten it up with a Screwdriver

Thanks OB, but the passenger side knee panel does not have that hold down, only the drivers....maybe I am not understanding ?
 
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Hi Spike

Maybe its me that got it wrong translating RHD into LHD, I'll have another look at it when I get her out of the Garage
 
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If that is what bothers you the most, go buy a lottery ticket!

You're one lucky fellow.
 
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I was about to pull the trigger on this:

NVENT CADDY SC2E Cable Flange Clip,Spring Steel or the SC4E

but then I came across a parts car that I was able to snag the real clips from.

After doing tons of research it seems that the part above should work...but I don't know.

By the way, those panels look identical to what I have in my 96...what seems to look strange about it?
 

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If that is what bothers you the most, go buy a lottery ticket!

You're one lucky fellow.
On the XJS, yes. On my older cars, I expect repairs and items that have to be renewed. But that panel randomly opening stresses the crap out of me.
 
 
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