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My Giulia is at the dealer currently for its first scheduled maintenance and the multitude of software updates, etc. I received a call today from the service manager, who told me that Alfa just issued a service campaign to replace the glove compartment on my car because “they are all breaking.” I’m not sure if this for every Giulia or just those from certain production dates. My car is a Dec 2016 production vehicle.
 

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Well, it is a pretty useless little hole that barely holds the owner's manual. It wouldn't surprise me as mine is a little flaky to close properly.
 

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Yesterday while I was picking up mine for the updates, I overheard the dealer on the phone with someone stating that he had 3 cars with glove box problems and was waiting for the " rapid response team"I asked him what was the rapid response team and he stated that all problems with a car go thru them (rrt) before any repairs are made on any car, and the service guy told me that somthing as small as windshield wiper repair goes thru them.
 

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Guess I shouldn't open mine again. I think I've done so three or four times since I got the car in May.
 

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Don't put the manual there

I think the weight of the manual is too much for the door and the associated hinges....I only keep papers (service receipts, tire purchases), tire pressure gauge, and a pen in there....D

Oh yeah...window sticker !!!
 
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I think the weight of the manual is too much for the door and the associated hinges....I only keep papers (service receipts, tire purchases), tire pressure gauge, and a pen in there....D

Oh yeah...window sticker !!!

Well that is a good idea - I am going to take the manual out now. I kind of have to force it closed and I better stop!
 
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Keep it on your coffee table...it's good reading.....:wink2:
 

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Keep it on your coffee table...it's good reading.....:wink2:
I agree - been working my way through it. I have needed the manual to change a flat tire before (where is jack contact point) but that is the only emergency need I ever had with the manual. Better go get it now out of the glove box and I can smell the delicious leather again...:grin2:
 
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I think the weight of the manual is too much for the door and the associated hinges....I only keep papers (service receipts, tire purchases), tire pressure gauge, and a pen in there....D

Oh yeah...window sticker !!!
What, no gloves?
 
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Racing gloves on the dash.....always....:grin2:
 

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I think the weight of the manual is too much for the door and the associated hinges....I only keep papers (service receipts, tire purchases), tire pressure gauge, and a pen in there....D

Oh yeah...window sticker !!!
yes door is quite flimsy, but actually the manual fits if you tilt it inside the other way without weighing on the lid portion.
 

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I put the manual in the trunk in the space for flat kit (I have run flats, no flat kit). Keep reg and ins cards plus the wife's sunglasses (mine are in the small storage to the left of the steering wheel) in glovebox.
 
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There's a thread in our forums here about replacing the plastic part that breaks in the latch keeper for the glovebox.

The repair part is on ThingaVerse and can be downloaded and printed by anyone with a 3D printer. An engineering buddy of mine scanned all the dimensions of the part into SolidWorks. The plastic he uses to print them is more pliable and has less breakage with even more sheer force.

Actually, I dropped off a few of these two my local dealer as a favor because, before the campaign, the glove box parts were unobtainium.
 

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I put the manual in the trunk in the space for flat kit (I have run flats, no flat kit). Keep reg and ins cards plus the wife's sunglasses (mine are in the small storage to the left of the steering wheel) in glovebox.
Same here! It is odd that the space above the inflator kit is just enough to perfectly fit two sets of manuals.
 
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