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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 05:20 PM
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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

This gave a basic idea of how to rekey an auto lock:

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I got 4/5 tumblers to go back inside the cylinder lock. Trial and error. Youtube videos did help with understanding the process, but it was still a PITA.

1. The worst part was seperating the plastic back in order to even get to the cylinder. A really small, thin flathead screw driver helped pry without breaking.

2. Then, I had to monkey around with the orientation of the parts because I did not take pictures of the "before" assembly. I actually had to use the original latch for reference when the tensioner spring fell out.

3. Another tricky part was understanding that the spring loaded tumblers had to be held down while inserting the key to see if the coding was correct. Do the ones closest to the key entrance first. It is the process of elimination for both top and bottom tumblers. Then move on to the next series.

4. It looks good and beats paying a locksmith $40, but after all I saw of the mechanism structure, I wouldn't count on it keeping out anything but honest passersby and window shoppers.

5. After reading up on other forums, I recommend keying it to a non-chipped non-starting copy of the ignition key to keep hidden in the truck so that you can open the glovebox while driving but which a carjacker can't use to start it. My ignition keys all work as well as my non-chipped emergency key. Not bad for $13 and an hour of trial-and-error while watching T.V. Here is another video:

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5. After reading up on other forums, I recommend keying it to a non-chipped non-starting copy of the ignition key to keep hidden in the truck so that you can open the glovebox while driving but a carjacker can't use to start it.
Just FYI '07's don't have chips in the keys. But good idea, another reason why mine is keyed differently in my '07.

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Great thread and find
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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

This was probably one of the easiest mods I've done to this rig, so far! Agree with other users; this won't keep anyone, determined, out of your glove box. For $14.00 and 15 minutes of your time, well worth it!!
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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

Well I finally found a black one but it was $33. Seems like the market adjusted to this new found wisdom. Still worth it, especially considering my FJ isnt very secure anymore now that its roofless.

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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

Just opened my glove box for the first time in ~4 years......found my ipod and a bunch of visitor badges from a customer in Houston that I forgot to turn in.
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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

Just did this and was lucky to get one with a key off eBay...and the threaded holes matched OE so it was literally two screws and done! Awesome mod, and huge thanks to you Iconic
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