This would apply to various years of Yamaha Waverunners. See photo below.
The cheap plastic glove box latch design has the latch pivoting on a metal pin which is secured by very thin plastic holes on each side of the latch housing. The holes break away quickly. Pitch the latch !
The fix is to use E6000 industrial strength glue (small tube about $7). I used magnets about $10 bucks from Amazon, glued to the glove box cover and the glove box housing. Magnets fit perfectly. Magnets:
Creative Hobbies Ceramic Industrial Magnets -11/16 Inch (.709) Round Disc – 3/16″ THICK (.198″ or 5mm) – Ferrite Magnets Bulk for Crafts, Science&hobbies – Grade 5-100 pcs/box! You will get 100 for the 10 bucks, but magnets are handy.
Here’s a photo: You can see the magnets glued to the glove box cover (top of photo) and glove box housing (bottom of photo). Glue takes 24 hours to set. Do the bottom or top first, separately. Use clamps on the top cover (with it open). Do the bottom magnets keeping the top open. Maker sure you have the polarity correct.
On average about $10,000 machines — bad design, or, maybe just the cheapest way out.
In balance, great engines and drive trains !!!!
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