I just bought a 2003 Z71. Does anyone know of an aftermarket kit that can make the glovebox or center console lockable?
The stock lock (on the '02 that is) is probably good enough to prevent the parking lot valet, or the serivice technician from rooting around in the console. That's about it.Rewbob said:Locks only keep honest people honest.
I disagree, it just sounds like the original key was lost/misplaced, after the original owner had locked it.colonelmotox said:It does sound like a swap was made to your box.
As I posted in this thread just a few posts up:The Dude said:does anyone know the part number on the center console lock cyl for an 02? I lost my key and had to drill out the lock to get it open. Now I need a new one.
Acording to my '02 parts list, there is no listing for the lock or key. There is a listing for the console lid, but there is no part number, just a note that it is not available separately, and can only be had as part of the entire console assembly.ShapeShifter said:The service manual has this to say on page 0-32:
Keys or the lock cylinder are not available separately. To replace keys or the lock cylinder it will be necessary to replace the console lid assembly.
If there is, it would have to be an aftermarket kit. The only years that I know of that came with a lock was '02 and earlier, and the console styles are very different starting with '03. I think it would be an amazing feat of modding to get an '02 lock to fit and look good.expoke said:Is there a kit to fit an 03 with a locking box? My 01 Silverado had a lock...
'02 Av owners also have to carry an extra key. The console key is a smaller key, different than the ignition, which has the word "Console" stamped on the bow._gadget_ said:Put it together and now I can lock up my center console almost like those with '02 AVs can do. (But I have an extra key to carry now)
That also sounds like the 2002 lock.The lock is not the world's strongest - look at that little plastic hook - it would take about 20 lbs to snap that off. But it does keep honnest people out when you need to do that.
_gadget_ said:Guess I will post my solution to this "oversight":
I still have NO idea why GM decided customers do not need ANY locking compartment inside these new trucks, but I decided to fix that problem. Took a trip into the basement where I had an extra cabinet lock from an old project. I think it was a 5/8" long tumbler (3/4" might have been a little better) basic 1/4 turn latch.
Took the console lid off and apart to find it would be real easy to have the lock bar just keep the button from being pushed in. So I cut into the plastic and then had to do a little tweaking to get the thing working just right. Then I cut the cam down, bent the cam a little and then cut down part of a screw support to allow the cam to turn. Put it together and now I can lock up my center console almost like those with '02 AVs can do. (But I have an extra key to carry now)
The lock is not the world's strongest - look at that little plastic hook - it would take about 20 lbs to snap that off. But it does keep honnest people out when you need to do that.
So if you want some pictures - here they are:
Open - oops. keep that closed.
Wow, you can see the floor of that console! Other than the last time I took it out of the truck, I can't remember the last time I could see the floor of my console! What with MP3 player, manuals, FRS radios, batteries, flashlight (not a maglight!) glass wipes, AC inverter, laptop 12V power adapter, and more, it's a wonder I can even close the lid sometimes!_gadget_ said:Yeah, those pens sure are nice. And it's nice when that is all that is in the console. Well that and CD/DVDs of course...