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How to remove lock from glove box door
« on: March 20, 2007 - 10:44:08 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?

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How to remove lock from glove box door
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 - 10:51:47 AM »
The last tumbler? closest to the chrome knob has to be pushed in from inside the glove box door. These are the flat brass shtingys that the key moves out of the way when you insert it. I used a small allen wrench, there was not a lot of room to work but when she came she came. Key needs to be in edit (oops my bad) NO KEY
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 - 12:00:46 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
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 - 12:20:03 PM »
thanks for the info.  much better than the skillsaw I was reaching for.

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007 - 12:23:53 PM »
it is tricky to do still

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007 - 08:18:16 PM »
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008 - 03:51:02 PM »
Anyone still have the pict As I can't get my lock out of my glove box
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008 - 05:08:42 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:

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008 - 05:52:28 PM »
I went to take a pic' but it's pointless... take the door off & get in a good light so you can see down the opening form the catch side.  tiny tab has to be depressed.
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008 - 02:06:32 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?

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008 - 02:41:50 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.

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008 - 02:49:08 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!

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008 - 08:22:35 PM »
Found this for future reference
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008 - 10:14:34 PM »
the lock can be be picked by a locksmith easily

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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009 - 11:41:31 PM »
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


Insert key with cuts to the right


While applying pressure to the latch, turn the lock counter-clockwise to lock the handle.


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.


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.


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.


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


During reassembly remember to keep pressure on the door latch. You can see my thumb holding the latch on the bottom.

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.
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« Last Edit: February 27, 2011 - 09:26:36 PM by ShelbyDogg »
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Re: How to remove lock from glove box door
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009 - 11:41:31 PM »