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Title: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: gotcuda on March 20, 2007 - 11:44:08 am
Got my 71 cuda stripped and ready to roll into the paint shop, but I can't get the (*^%&%  lock off of the the glovebox door.  I'm sure its simple, but I can't do it.  Whats the secret?
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Chryco Psycho on March 20, 2007 - 01:00:46 pm
the lock needs to be in the locked position to release it , you need a paper clip to go in through the slot in the housing & depress the retainer clip , the key cannot be in the lock when you do this or the retainer will not release
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: gotcuda on March 20, 2007 - 01:20:03 pm
thanks for the info.  much better than the skillsaw I was reaching for.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Chryco Psycho on March 20, 2007 - 01:23:53 pm
it is tricky to do still
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: PlumCrazy on March 20, 2007 - 09:18:16 pm
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Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: widing'cuda on October 20, 2008 - 04:51:02 pm
Anyone still have the pict As I can't get my lock out of my glove box
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on October 20, 2008 - 06:08:42 pm
Anyone still have the pict As I can't get my lock out of my glove box


I don't have a pic, but I know Chryco can help you.    :grinyes:
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: widing'cuda on October 21, 2008 - 03:06:32 pm
I just can't find the tap. I have removed the door from the car. PS I don't have the key to the lock. got a pict that can point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Confederate Cuda on October 21, 2008 - 03:41:50 pm
I just can't find the tap. I have removed the door from the car. PS I don't have the key to the lock. got a pict that can point me in the right direction?

I had the same issue. If you do not have the key you can not get the lock out so you will need to take it you a locksmith and have them cut you a key, then lock it and remove the key. At that point you can depress the tumbler or while you are at the locksmith ask him to remove it after he makes the key (that is what I did) and then reinsert it after you paint the glovebox.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: widing'cuda on October 21, 2008 - 03:49:08 pm
I had the same issue. If you do not have the key you can not get the lock out so you will need to take it you a locksmith and have them cut you a key, then lock it and remove the key. At that point you can depress the tumbler or while you are at the locksmith ask him to remove it after he makes the key (that is what I did) and then reinsert it after you paint the glovebox.

Now that explains alot. Thanks!
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Tropicalcats on October 21, 2008 - 09:22:35 pm
Found this for future reference
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Chryco Psycho on October 21, 2008 - 11:14:34 pm
the lock can be be picked by a locksmith easily
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: ShelbyDogg on March 29, 2009 - 12:41:31 am
Just had to pull mine off to paint my door. Tried to figure it out looking at the pic above and still had problems so I put together a how-to for anyone else that finds this thread in the future.

To remove it:
You have to have a working key as it states above in the other posts. if you don't have a key, a locksmith can make you one if he either comes to you or you bring him your whole glove comparment door.

Latch the catch by pushing it with your finger till it clicks
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-9.jpg)

Insert key with cuts to the right
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-7.jpg)

While applying pressure to the latch, turn the lock counter-clockwise to lock the handle.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-6.jpg)

TAKE OUT THE KEY TAKE OUT THE KEY TAKE OUT THE KEY TAKE OUT THE KEY !!!!!!!!!

Did you remember to take out the key?  YOU CAN"T DEPRESS THE TAB IF THE KEY IS IN.


Turn the door over so that the lock is now at the bottom and release hole is visible.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-5.jpg)

While depressing the latch, reach into the hole with a pic or small allen wrench to push down on the release tab. If the key is in, the tab will not depress.  Use the pic all the way up against the front edge then push down.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-4.jpg)

Pull slightly on the lock assembly, and the tab will now be on the other side of the front ring. . You will also depress this tab on the other side during reassembly.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-3.jpg)

Now insert the key to release the rest of the cylinders while wiggling the rest of the lock out. Depressing the lock latch the entire time will help throughout the disassembly and reassembly.  This is a pic of the tab that needed to be depressed once you pull the cylinder out enough to clear the ring, without the glove box door.

Here is what it looks like apart
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-8.jpg)

During reassembly remember to keep pressure on the door latch. You can see my thumb holding the latch on the bottom.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/shelbydoggs/cuda-chal-resto-pics/lock-1.jpg)
and use the key inserted till you get the to the locking tab up against the lock ring, then remove the key before trying to depress the locking tab to slide in the remaining, 1/8 inch.

Very easy to take out once you see what you're going after.

EDIT  Jan-2011.  I had to finally reassemble my door and install the lock.  After bolting down the latch to the door, I was able to insert the key into the lock, then slide the whole thing into the latch assembly without depressing the tab. I did hold the latch to the closed position while inserting it though.
Rob
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Chryco Psycho on March 29, 2009 - 01:05:39 am
you stil have to be able to lock it before you caan remove it which creates a problem if you do not have a key
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: bb71challenger on March 30, 2009 - 10:25:04 am
Wow, never knew it was so complicated. I will have to make sure I even have a key to my glove box lock. Very good information, thanks for posting this guys!
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: bb71challenger on March 30, 2009 - 10:36:56 am
Nope, no key. I guess I can get it keyed but then I would have to match that key to my console and trunk right? Ugh, guess I know now why I never locked the glove box lol.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: sublime 70 on November 25, 2009 - 08:12:53 pm
Thanks for the info. It worked, now I can finish this thing off. HAPPY TURKEY DAY
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Katfish on November 25, 2009 - 08:54:52 pm
Good info, Thx!

I saved that to a Word doc for future reference.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: ShelbyDogg on January 19, 2011 - 02:08:34 am
I had to search for this because it was time to assemble my glove compartment lock and I couldn't get my lock apart. After fighting it for about 45 mins, I decided to look for my post. After reading my own instructions, I see that  I forgot to take the key out.  Luckily, I had "TAKE THE KEY OUT" in my post above.  I edited it to say it more than once now so you can't say that you didn't see it. I also added that using the key during reassembly lets you slide it right into the latch.

    Maybe we can make this a sticky?
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: nqkjw on January 19, 2011 - 05:58:28 am
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    Maybe we can make this a sticky?

Could be a good idea.
I gave up on mine but still intend to come back to it later. :sadwavey:
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: DFWMoparBill on February 27, 2011 - 09:41:39 pm
Thanks.  Just what I needed!  I saved it to a Word file, printed it and filed it in my projects book for future reference.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: BS CUDA on September 11, 2015 - 11:10:20 pm
Good info 4 months ago. I destroyed / lost all the pins trying to reassemble mine. When I get a new cylinder this will be real handy.

Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Mickm on November 29, 2015 - 09:04:53 pm
What if your latch (I call it a latch because it has no key hole to insert a key to lock it).
Anyone have one like this?

Cheers!
Mickm
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Chryco Psycho on November 29, 2015 - 10:33:23 pm
same principal  , it should turn 1/4 to the lock position even though it will not lock & the retatainer will be accessable
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Mickm on November 30, 2015 - 10:27:08 am
Thanks Chryco Psycho, I'll give it a go.

Cheers!
Mickm
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: chargerdon on March 15, 2017 - 09:53:08 am
I do not have a key...   SO...  to paint the glove box door, I removed the two screws in the back... and this gives enough "slop" that I was able to put masking tape under the key mechanism, and then tape it up and paint.   
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: FCC on September 13, 2017 - 04:05:19 am
I know this is an old thread but does anybody happen to have the pictures that were originally posted?  Or perhaps someone can post the word document they created from here?  The pics are not showing anymore.  Thanks.
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: Katfish on September 13, 2017 - 06:30:58 am
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/2361633/re-removing-key-cylinder-from-glove-box.html (http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/2361633/re-removing-key-cylinder-from-glove-box.html)
Title: Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
Post by: FCC on September 13, 2017 - 11:14:50 am
Thanks Katfish!  I guess the latch mount doesn't need to be removed first since it's not mentioned?  I'll try it later today.