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    Advice required, re: Lockable Glovebox

    Hello,

    I hav a 3dr mk4 and want to put a lock on my glovebox. The VX dealer was less than helpful

    How can I do this? I know that a lockable glovebox was made for the cabrio - but I wasnt sure whether this would fit in my car? Also, would I have to buy the whole glove box, just the door, or just the lock/handle...?

    Advice/part numbers/suggestions needed!!

    Cheers!
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    not worth it imo - any lock you are liekly to put on it will not be able to resist a break in for more than a few seconds.... all you'll end up with is more damage to sort out if omeone does break in....


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    You can buy just the handle and the lock seperately.

    I discovered this as I had to replace one of the glovebox arms as it was broken. How I am not sure, as I went to open the glovebox and it would not open. Anyways while ordering the arm/hinge thing I discovered the lock and the latch are sold as seperate parts. Not sure how much though, but if like the arms, which were £3 for the two, they will be £2- 10 maybe.

    Not sure how you would take the latch apart but if they sell them sepeartely it must clip out someway. To do this for the arms I looked at the replacement arms and saw how it was cliped in, once I new it was very simple.

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    Plus you would then need to buy a key to fit it? Unless they can order a lock that matches your existing key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport16v
    Plus you would then need to buy a key to fit it? Unless they can order a lock that matches your existing key?
    I presume that when u order a new lock, it will come with a pair of new keys!

    Basil, do u kno whether, if I do buy just the lock and handle, I will be able to convert my existing glovebox door to use it? Or would I be able to just buy a door with a lock in, and then put that on my glovebox in place of the non-locking one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.A.D.
    I presume that when u order a new lock, it will come with a pair of new keys!
    The normal Astra car keys are about £70 each :shock: wouldn't have thought that you would get a pair of them, unless they are just nornal keys but then that is more keys to carry

    Am interested to know though if anyone finds out

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    re: Advice required, re: Lockable Glovebox

    The keys look like they come with the lock. Take a look at the pic below for further details (17 18 and 21).


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