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HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

There were a few threads on this but they never made it anywhere. 5 minutes with Google image search and I found a locking latch that appears to be an exact match. These assemblies can be purchased for about $15-20 on eBay. The one you want is for a 02-06 Camry. You do NOT want the Lexus one. The Lexus latch has a different lock cylinder keyed for a special sidewinder style key that is difficult to cut a key for. Alot of eBay sellers do not know which version they actually have. I'll show you how to tell the difference. You can see the locking cylinder on the Lexus version has tabs near the front face on either side.

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Most of these locking latches do not come with a key so you will have to take it to a locksmith and either remove the locking cylinder and re-key it to your FJ's ignition key, or have a new key made to match the new lock. Keep in mind you will have to turn off your FJ if it is running and you want access to the locked glovebox so having a separate key stashed away may be ideal.

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1) Open the glovebox and remove the two phillips head screws that hold the latch on. Squeeze the sides on the back of the box to allow you to tilt the box down for easier access with a screwdriver. (as if removing the box to access the cabin air filter)
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2) With the latch removed, compare to the new Camry one. Notice the back has 3 holes. Only 2 have a metal threaded insert depending on how lucky you get they most likely will not be the matching ones for your FJ. No problem, just remove the plastic back of your FJ latch and install it on the locking latch. Locate the plastic hinges and insert a flat screwdriver to pop them free.
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At this point you can either continue to take apart and remove the locking cylinder to take to a locksmith to re-key. Look up some youtube videos if you want to attempt the DIY. Otherwise, continue to put it back together if you want a separate key.

3) Transfer the FJ back half to the Camry locking front half by pushing back in the pins. Make sure the small torsion spring is still aligned.

4) Take it to a locksmith and get a key matched. Bolt it back in with the original screws.

You're done! I'm certainly not a locksmith, I've learned some from YT videos doing this mod myself. Before I knew the difference I accidentally purchased the Lexus version and my locksmith was unable to do anything with it. I'm waiting on the Camry latch to take it back to the locksmith and get it re-keyed. Let me know if you get it done yourself!

The black color is not a 100% match but its good enough for me considering you can't see it anyway.
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Happy modding.

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Thank you for this @Iconic_ Just ordered my locking handle off eBay. Will post up my results when done!
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Thanks , great info! Now I just need something valuable to lock up
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Re: HOW TO: Locking Glovebox Mod

G'Day,
The actual part number for the Dark Grey Camry lock is 55506-33030-B0
Could not find a listing for black....
but will keep looking

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G'Day,
The actual part number for the Dark Grey Camry lock is 55506-33030-B0
Could not find a listing for black....
but will keep looking

cheers
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for 2002-2006 Camry all I can find are grey, stone and fawn for colors..

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for 2002-2006 Camry all I can find are grey, stone and fawn for colors..

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G'Day Lee,
Yes, I had trouble isolating dark grey, most seem to be fawn and stone.... the B0 ..on the end of the number is the colour code...
the actual part number is the first 10 digits.... only certain models came with a locking glove box, many dont have a lock, and most seem to be fawn that do...
Not a hens tooth, but harder to track down the dark grey...

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G'Day Lee,
Yes, I had trouble isolating dark grey, most seem to be fawn and stone.... the B0 ..on the end of the number is the colour code...
the actual part number is the first 10 digits.... only certain models came with a locking glove box, many dont have a lock, and most seem to be fawn that do...
Not a hens tooth, but harder to track down the dark grey...

Cheers
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Agree, I did go to a 2007 that had charcoal but all together part number.

I think the 55506-33030-BO is the lock without the cylinder $16 (ish). Check 69056-06010 is the cylinder and keys $65 from Cool Springs Toyota.

55506-33030-BO is the same for 2004-2008 Solara but the keys/cylinder is a different part number.. No black

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Agree, I did go to a 2007 that had charcoal but all together part number.

I think the 55506-33030-BO is the lock without the cylinder $16 (ish). Check 69056-06010 is the cylinder and keys $65 from Cool Springs Toyota.

55506-33030-BO is the same for 2004-2008 Solara but the keys/cylinder is a different part number.. No black

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g'Day Lee,
Yes you could be right, its not super clear in the diagrams.... the description reads as follows:
55560A LOCK ASSY, GLOVE COMPARTMENT DOOR
55506-33030-B0 DK.GRAY, TRIM1* 1 $21.51
55506-33030-E0 FAWN, TRIM4*

So, altho it states Lock Assy, it might not include the lock... hard to know ...till some one orders it ...

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