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Old 03-19-2017, 12:03 AM
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Center Console Lid Latch Gone

My son borrowed my '16 EX and somehow managed to break the little front latch on the console lid. Piece of plastic broke.

I can try to find the part but honestly it doesn't seem to hinder the functionality at all. The lid stays shut without latching. If anything, now if my phone wire misses that little notch on the right side of the bin, I'm not as concerned about the lid pinching the wire.

On lease return I don't think they will notice although if the part is cheap I might order it then.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:28 AM
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Let warranty cover the replacement
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:04 PM
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id just leave it alone. if you're worried about wires getting pinched, can u put a little self adhesive shoe? that would prevent the pinching.
 
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This is silly. Anyone know why it takes so lpng to have three photos approved so they can get added to the thread?
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:11 PM
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I had a car with a broken arm rest clasp much like the Fit. I managed to work a Velcro pad near the clasp and it held great even when the arm rest went vertical.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:21 AM
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This just happened to me.
It's probably well past resolved now for the original poster, but I would say that latch has a weakness, so I wouldn't be too hard on the son. The tab on one side, has a very thin connection point. It's easily broke.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:10 AM
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Mine also broke, months ago. It has a crappy thin plastic wall that holds the crappy plastic peg. Gravity and the pillow ontop of the armrest do a fine job of holding it down, so I've counted the loss as null.

 
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:27 PM
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Mine also broke, months ago. It has a crappy thin plastic wall that holds the crappy plastic peg. Gravity and the pillow ontop of the armrest do a fine job of holding it down, so I've counted the loss as null.
That's EXACTLY where mine broke.
Unfortunately the place where the tab is..is so thin, so far no epoxy or glue has worked. Just not enough area/space to make a strong enough bond.
Not a big deal. like you said, it works, even without the latch. But Honda quality control should look at it.
I honestly can't remember doing anything to cause it to break, it's just too fragile for it's purpose.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:41 PM
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... it's just too fragile for it's purpose.
It doesn't have much of a purpose....if the console storage isn't stuffed overfull, it'll lay flat. And there's no locking option for it, so, it's pretty irrelevant, unless, like, you're jumpin' yer Fit like a monster truck, or something, then, yeah, it might fly up I say don't worry 'bout it

 
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:44 PM
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ouch, he looks like he's in pain! LOL

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:37 PM
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It doesn't have much of a purpose....if the console storage isn't stuffed overfull, it'll lay flat. And there's no locking option for it, so, it's pretty irrelevant, unless, like, you're jumpin' yer Fit like a monster truck, or something, then, yeah, it might fly up I say don't worry 'bout it
Yeah, I get that you don't NEED it.
In fact, I'm going to be forced to not use it, because I don't think I can fix it.

But it's purpose is to be a latch, and IMO it's a design flaw, the tab is far too weak.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by fitchet View Post

But it's purpose is to be a latch, and IMO it's a design flaw, the tab is far too weak.
I'm not gonna disagree with ya, my friend, mine barely holds itself closed without being broken . Yeah, it should latch, no, it shouldn't break, and, mine can be popped open with the slightest of tugs without using the latch, so, dunno how much good it does even unbroken, really

 
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:53 AM
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General FYI.
On my way to the Hardware store to buy and try a different glue/epoxy. (JB Weld did not work ), I also swung by my local Honda Dealership Parts department. Just for kicks to see if Honda offered the latch piece as a separate replaceable part.

Not according to this Honda Parts department. It doesn't even show up on the diagram. Evidently I could buy a whole new lid...for upwards of $200, but latch piece? No go.

I suppose I could hunt U-Pull it places, or junk yards, but two things, I've never had too much luck finding parts like this, as things like consoles, latches, etc, usually get removed quickly or immediately by people.

Secondly? I don't really want to replace the whole lid, which is in good shape. But even if I found a lid and latch piece all in sound condition, my fear would be trying to remove the piece would result in my breaking the replacement---the tab is that thin.

I promise, I'm giving it one more try, with a "Plastic" epoxy. Which I need to let set for 24+ hours. If that doesn't work? I'll give up.
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:22 AM
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I made a thing on thingverse

You can print out a new one with a 3D printer.
I designed a replacement part on thingverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3281098
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bornemanm View Post
You can print out a new one with a 3D printer.
I designed a replacement part on thingverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3281098
you win .... award for best post by a 1 post count person ... EVER!

mind sharing that, in the big sticky thread?

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-...nce-guide.html
 
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Originally Posted by evilchargerfan View Post
you win .... award for best post by a 1 post count person ... EVER!

mind sharing that, in the big sticky thread?

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-...nce-guide.html
Was browsing, I'll add it *wink*
 
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