05-26-2011, 11:01 PM #1
SHO owners: Glove box and trunk lid
Does anyone else have trouble with your glove box not staying closed or your trunk lid vibrating around the mirrors?? My trunk lid vibrates so much that the mirrors are rubbing the paint off underneath them.
I also have my gps mounted to my glove box lid and when I get out in the rough stuff, it keeps coming open. Is there a better latch or fix to keep it shut?
Does anyone have any ideas to fix either of these issues?
05-26-2011, 11:53 PM #2
05-27-2011, 12:38 AM #3
Here's how to fix the shaking mirrors: Look under the mirror pods & you'll see some rubber pads...they're not thick enough. Get some thicher rubber material & glue it to the bottom of the mirror pods so that they are supported when you close the hood. I had some hydroturf laying around so I doubled it up & used that...no shaky mirors ever since & you can't see it when the hood is closed. Mine was a little tight at first so I had to press down on the hood to pop the latch, but after a few days the HT compacted a little & that problem went away.
The glove box lid is not a good mounting spot for a GPS if you ride in rough water...as you've learned. Best thing is to move the mount. A friend of mine used a RAM mount & put it on the center plastic console up near the cupholder. It works perfect & is a better place since you don't have to look down while reading it. Depending on the weight of the GPS you use, it might be a good idea to fab up a little aluminum backing plate to spread the weight on the plastic console.
05-28-2011, 12:07 AM #4
Thanks guys. I will definetley drop by Home Depot tomorrow to see what options there are for that vibrating mirror problem. I am glad to know that I am not the only one that has this problem.
As for the GPS location, I tried mine up in the cup holder area and I hated it there. Hopefully I can come up with a creative solution for that as well.
05-28-2011, 06:42 AM #5
Yeah man, the SHO is known to have the hood rattle.
05-28-2011, 07:34 AM #6
Nice! Im gonna try to extra rubber under the mirrors, cause mine rattle a little bit as well. Ive always wondered about this. Seems kinda cheap to me, but at least there is a fix.
06-01-2011, 06:58 PM #7
06-01-2011, 07:59 PM #8
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Any solutions to the glove box coming open (besides tape). I think mine came open about 4 times just this weekend.... Started getting really annoying.
06-01-2011, 09:37 PM #9
Here's what I meant(see pic). With Ram-mounts you can customize it however you want it with different lenght arms, bases & cradle mount positions. They make cradles for just about every GPS model. Obviously, you would want to use a bolt down base instead of the suction mount like my pic. The bases are a little small, which is why I suggested fabbing up some sort of backing plate in my previous post to help prevent it from cracking the plastic console. You can see in the pic that it places the GPS plenty high enough to easily read without the handlebars being in the way.
If you don't like it on the console & have aftermarket handlebars on you ski you could use this:
I might sound like a RM salesman, but after using the chinsy Garmin mounts that fall apart in salt water & aren't very strong, I was very impressed by these.
06-01-2011, 09:44 PM #10
If you want to get a little crazy, you could do a handlebar mount like this:
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