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    Thule box locks

    Thule is being a cunt and refuses to sell replacement locks. Not the cores, the whole locks. Does anyone have a source for replacement locks?

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    Those are just the cores. I emailed rack attack and Thule a while ago. They told me all riveted parts and considered permanent and non replaceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocximus View Post
    Thule is being a cunt and refuses to sell replacement locks. Not the cores, the whole locks. Does anyone have a source for replacement locks?
    I'm interested as to why you need complete replacements?

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    Mine and a friend's are seized.

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    Bunch of videos on youtube on how to remove the core and replace it. Seized and all.

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    when i replaced a core it was the same core as they use in a Fiat
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    This explains the robust corrosion resistance and long life of these cores.

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    when i replaced a core it was the same core as they use in a Fiat

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    Back in the day I bought a 4-runer with one of the old double walled boxes and buddy had lost the key so I took the box to the lock smith to have a new key cut which is where i learned they had the same lock core as a Fiat

    IME if you don't lube the locks and every threaded fastener on your Thule or Yakima once a year they will seize up

    i don't really think there is enough call to replace individual riveted parts
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    Thule locks are a joke. They're barely a deterrent. I sold the shit back in the day and I had to open returned stuff without a key.

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    Even easier just drive into your garage with the box still on the car !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Thule locks are a joke. They're barely a deterrent. I sold the shit back in the day and I had to open returned stuff without a key.
    2 weeks into a owning a Thule roof box and sadly I finding out they do suck. I know I'm going to need de-icer or 99% alcohol spray because getting the key in seems to be chore already but that only one side of the box. The other seems ok for now. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    when i replaced a core it was the same core as they use in a Fiat
    What age fiat are we talking? Iíve been trying to find bulk wafers for these cores for a while and nobody can point me to them/the ones Iíve ordered have been the wrong type .

    I end up having to cannibalize them from other lock cores.

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    this was 1997 i bought a 4-runer with box / no key, one of the double wall boxes,

    I took the whole box to the locksmith who said it was same as a Fiat key and every thule key I have seen is the same,

    I no longer have a thule box but the key for the back hatch on my Cap-it canopy looks very similar and the key sez Bauer products if that is any help, so maybe you wana be looking at canopy locks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    this was 1997 i bought a 4-runer with box / no key, one of the double wall boxes,

    I took the whole box to the locksmith who said it was same as a Fiat key and every thule key I have seen is the same,

    I no longer have a thule box but the key for the back hatch on my Cap-it canopy looks very similar and the key sez Bauer products if that is any help, so maybe you wana be looking at canopy locks?
    Old fiat is probably all I need.

    I like to rekey cores so I donít have to keep multiple keys. Can make Thule, rockymounts, etc. cores unlock with my Yakima key as they all have the same keyway and wafers.

    I think the Thules have one more wafer, so you just leave the last one out. But I havenít been able to source the wafers, so I have to buy used Yakima cores and strip them for parts.

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