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VZ glove box barrel lock is making me lose my ****

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Angel Walsh, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Angel Walsh

    Angel Walsh New Member

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    Ok so the latch on my vz glove box broke and doesn't lock anymore but it does latch. Because I transport an autistic kid home that likes to go through my glove box and throw things around while I'm going 110 down the highway I decided to pick up another glove box at my local wreckers. Turns out it didnt come with a key and the wrecker isnt open on weekends so I thought I could just use my barrel lock and key off my old glove box. Um no that what a big fail because I dont know how to get the barrel lock out of the new one, its encased in plastic!. I tried everything to get it out and considered setting it on fire or blowing the stupid thing up but then my female money conserving mind kicked in and I thought why not ask the guys on the justcommodores forum. So here I am asking if any of you fine people know how to remove the barrel lock from this pretentious a hole of a glove box?
     
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    Leave the barrel in the lock, then just remove the lock.
    Mat have to disassemble the inside of the glove box.
    I have a vt & have disassembled it before.
    Lots of screws.
    Before you do this, make sure your key & the lock still work.
     
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    Hey Lex thanks for that. I already have both glove boxes torn apart. The issue is with the latch on my old one, there is a piece broken off that makes it so it latches but doesn't lock. So I figured I could take the latch from the new one and out my barrel lock in it and attached it to my old glove box and all would be right in the world. Not so as I cant get the barrel lock out of the new latch to put my lock in it. I'm assuming i need the key in order to remove the lock from the latch.
     
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    Look inside, can you see all the screws? They have to be undone on both glove boxes to be able to get to the locks.
    Have you done this step yet?
     
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    Yes I took them both apart and have removed the handle from the new one so I could try and get the lock out of it. I have a pic but it wont let me post it
     
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    I finally got a pic
     

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    I had a similar problem on an Astra glovebox.
    Do you have a Dremel?
     
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    I dont but I'm pretty sure I know where a dremel lives that I can borrow for a bit
     
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    What point is the wreckers lock if you don't have a key for it ?
    Or are you wanting to use your barrel and key in the wreckers lock housing ? If so, I thought the locks were sealed.

    There was a bloke wrecking a VY at New Year. Don't know if they are the same.
    He is behind Aldi but don't know if he still has parts.
     
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    Does your lock still work?
    If so, just put it in the glove box from wreckers. Then reassemble & fit to car. Job done.
    I don't think you will need a dremel.
    You didn't need a dremel to disassemble it, did you?
    Sounds like your nearly finished.
     
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    There is no point in having the one from the wreckers. I purchased it Friday on my way to work and by the time I got home and actually looked at it is when I realised it had no key to it and the wreckers were closed. So I thought I could use my barrel and key and put it in the lock housing from the wreckers. I'm assuming that if I call them on Monday they wont be inclined to give me my money back if they dont have the key for it so I'm trying to figure out plan b if they refuse a refund.

    So you dont think I can remove the barrel lock from the wreckers and put my barrel lock and key in it?
     
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    My lock works its the lock housing that doesn't. It latches and stays closed but there is a plastic piece broken off on the handle that is preventing me from locking it.
     
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    Glove Box Lock 001.JPG
    Glove Box Lock 001.JPG
    Here is a pic of the other side of the lock mechanism.
    If any one knows how the lock comes out of the housing speak now.
     
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    Yes that's exactly what I've been trying to figure out. I appreciate the pic it helps show what I'm talking about. I couldn't get the one I took to load
     
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    The lock mechanism I have has no key.
    If I had one with a key I believe I would be able to get the barrel out.
    There are spring tabs on the side of the barrel I can see and these are probably holding the barrel in place but without a key I am not about to maybe butcher my mechanism..
     
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    I believe the key is what I need to remove it and then there is no point in removing it haha
     
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    Looks like its back to the wreckers.
     
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    Might be worth a call to Sunco Holden tomorrow and ask if the lock barrel and key is sold separate to the handle piece.
    May be all one item.
     
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    I reckon so!
     
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    You can buy the barrel and lock only brand new in holden packaging on Ebay. I think I'll call the wrecker first just in case he has the key and forgot to give it to me, if not then I'll ask for a refund but I'm sure he probably wont refund. Guess we will see. Thanks for all the suggestions!
     

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