While fully opening the glove box on my Avensis '02 (to get behind it for a job) I broke something. I did a bit of research and I can't be sure but it might be the glove compartment damper, which if it is I assume is not that important (to me anyway). I don't know for sure though. I was hoping if I described it maybe someone would confirm.
It's cylindrical and about the size of a fat pen and is screwed to the back of the glove box and then attached to the chassis with something like a string ... this string was very short and broke when the glove box opened fully.
Does anyone know for sure?
Also, if it's only to dampen the glove box (using weighting I'm assuming) then what is the purpose of the string?
Here's a photo ... you can see the broken "string" in the background. PS although it looks in the photo like it's connected to the hinge it isn't actually touching it at all.