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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation ASHTRAY won't stay closed

Hi guys, first day on the site and loving it already!!
I just got a 2004 supercrew FX4 and have an issue with the ashtray.
It wont close.... it seems spring-loaded and stays open. Does anyone know how I can go about fixing it to make it stay closed? THANKS.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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The mechanism might be dirty from coffee/drinks residue. What I would try is something like electrical contact cleaner spray all around because it evaporates fast repeat a few times while pushing the tray open and closed then carefully spray some WD40 without getting it all over the interior of the truck.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for replying, but where am I applying this spray?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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Spray the hinge.

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question:in 2006 a tsb was released to repair a rattle from this area with foam tape,has this tsb been done on yours?the foam tape may have come off the hingepins causing it to jam.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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no idea - I just got the truck 3 days ago....
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 06:44 PM
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my 08 Screw does it too , its not a big deal I know but now I see the dam thing partly open everytime I get in the truck lol.
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