Any Ideas for Glove Box Lock Repair?

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  1. Henrius

    Henrius Member

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    The lock cylinder of my 1972 Newport glove box door keeps falling out. Something must have broken on it. I can't figure out what. I have an extra glove box cylinder from a junk car, but cannot figure out how to swap and rekey it. My local locksmith doesn't want to mess with it.

    Got any idea what kind of restoration shop messes with glove box doors and locks?
     
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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I would take both locks to another locksmith who is not so lazy.

    Dave
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Big John. But the trouble is, mine just falls out! I don't have any trouble getting it OUT. I have trouble keeping it IN!
     
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    Too Funny.

    Dave
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    Sounds like you have this same problem in the Bedroom? Good Luck
     
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    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Awww, come on guys. I am surprised no one has come up with this one yet. Look at your lock cylinder, do you have a small black sheet metal ring on it? If you do, that is the retainer that holds the cylinder into the latch assembly. You will need to replace the latch, and when you install the cylinder in the new one, hold the tab down and insert the key to hold the locking tab. Once the cylinder is installed, remove the key and it will stay in place.