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Thread: Motorizing my glove box...how?

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    UPDATE

    Yes I've still been working on this project. I finally have my worm-gear motor rigged up with a threaded rod attached to it. When the threaded rod turns then, a coupler is attached to the glove box via a hinged frame and it pulls it shut. The problem? Though the motor now has plenty of torque in this fashion to pull it shut, it's kind of slow. Is there any circuit I could use to increase the voltage across the motor?

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    soudsn cool. 1 question though..why is this forum in the for sale section? i have been reading it and then i just hit me. jsut wondering.

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    LOL...I have no idea...I thought it was in 'off topic" before?

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    Well I'd consider getting a broader thread if it isn't too difficult. If you pump to much through the motor you may burn it. Although I really don't know what I'm talking about so I'll shut up now
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    Here's what a friend and I did years ago for doing the same thing with a radio in the din opening.

    We got some air pistons with spring return.
    A vac switch.

    Basically, the spring will hold the glove box shut when the car is off or when you want the GB closes.

    Since the pistons can work off car vacumm, it's free power with the acception of the solenoid switch.

    I would recommend however you put an air regular inline.

    My friend found out the hard way when it threw the head unit in the back seat when he first tried it...

    The pistons can get long, so you may need plenty of room in the back. This is also a very quiet system since it uses vacuum and not motors.

    I have one of those pistons left around here somewhere. I will try to find it and get you a part number.

    And if I'm real lucky, I'll be able to find the video we took of it in action!

    -Mario

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    That really sounds creative. Unfortunately I have only a limited amount of space behind my glove box to put anything. The idea is really starting to drag me downhill though, I finally get something that works and it turns out to be too slow A small mini-piston would be ideal.

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    Well, it is possible to mount the piston in the glove box itself instead of behind.

    It might look ugly unless you can hide it with some encloser...

    -Mario

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