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Unread 01-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Re-key Glovebox lock

Possible? Anyone ever done it?

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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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Why??????????

even locked a bag of Doritos is harder to get into than a YJ's glove box.
Locking the thing is just asking to have someone rip your lid off in the process of jacking your stuff. That way you're left with missing stuff AND a busted glovebox.

That's almost as bad as the folks who lock a soft top and then complain their doors got sliced when their rig got broken into.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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The question wasn't do you agree with me doing it or should i buy another glove box. thanks tho
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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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I'm sure a locksmith could do it for you, or make you a key if you lost yours.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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The question wasn't do you agree with me doing it or should i buy another glove box. thanks tho
What does it matter of you put a new lock on a glove box I can rip open when it is locked in about 2 seconds? Get a Tuffy or dont worry about it.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:20 PM   #7
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I would like to have the option of locking the glove box if needed but want to keep it looking original.

I don't understand why people post on threads not answering or helping the original question.
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If you "need" to actually lock something dont count on factory glove boxes or consoles.
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I would like to have the option of locking the glove box if needed but want to keep it looking original.

I don't understand why people post on threads not answering or helping the original question.
We are answering the question by pointing out the possible ramifiactions of locking the YJ's glovebox.

Locking the stock box will add no security whatsoever (I have tupperware that's harder to open) and rekeying your existing box will add nothing to your rig's originality. HOWEVER having some dirtbag rip your door off because he knows locked things contain valuables will most certainly hurt your jeeps originality
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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #10
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Possible? Anyone ever done it?
Yes and yes. However, if you do plan on locking it, the recommendation is to replace with the Tuffy box.
You should also get some Tuffy skin so that the tone of some responses don't penetrate so easily.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #11
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just don't like answers that have nothing to do with my question haha
spideyjeep have you personally re-keyed this lock?
any more information you can give me about having it done or doing it myself?
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Unread 01-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #12
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Prior thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/an...-97-tj-635726/

After that, it's basic locksmithing. Might be easier to remove the cylinder and take it to a locksmith to pin to your key.
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Unread 02-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #13
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I don't understand why people post on threads not answering or helping the original question.
Couldn't agree more jth0033! Why can't people just answer the question?

Since everyone needs to put in their .02 cents on Tuffy consoles, here is a counterpoint. Even if a theif is unable to jimmy open your $400 Tuffy console, chances are they busted it up bad enough that you need to spend another $400 (or your deductible) to have it replaced. What are you dumb enough to keep in your car that is worth $800 bucks and all the hassle? Just saying...

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Unread 02-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #14
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I don't have extra money to waste, and I've replaced locks and latches in a couple cars. Its a PITA, and doesn't have any real return value. The Tuffy box wasn't that expensive, and its a good value. I can leave my garage door opener, registration, leatherman, and assorted stuff in there without worrying about them.

The chances are that somebody breaking into your jeep will just grab what they can and take off. They're not going to spend 15 minutes banging on a metal box while you call the cops, make a cup of coffee, and wait for them to be arrested.

Go Tuffy. Way better, way more secure.

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Unread 02-05-2011, 09:17 AM   #15
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so who wants to purchase the tuffy for me and install it?
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