2008 Pontiac Solstice Base
My recently acquired Pontiac Solstice succumbed to the infamous cup holder issue. At first, I assumed mine was actually missing, but upon further investigation, I found it had actually been pushed entirely in the console. After much struggle, i finally removed it. Good news, the cup holder is completely intact. The only issue with it is there is a lot of resistance while opening and closing, so much so the spring mechanism is unable to open it on its own without assistance. It looks like the round plastic rim piece is slightly cracked, and may be providing resistance when its sliding into the metal piece (I've attached an image). It also looks like there is a metal piece under all the plastic, so would it be a bad idea to just sand the broken plastic flat? I'm not sure if this is important, but it looks as though the holes in the plastic do not align to the holes in the metal. Would that make a difference at all?