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#2361340 - 08/28/17 06:40 PM Removing key cylinder from glove box??
70HemiGTX Offline
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I missed the class on how to remove the lock and key cylinder from the glove box door from a 70 b-body. Sorry I do not have the key that belongs to the door. So short of breaking the things what must I do? I assume I need to push the small spring that is half way down the housing into the grove and then pull the cylinder out??? Thanks!

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#2361344 - 08/28/17 06:51 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
DAYCLONA Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
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Loc: Mass
...one of these should help? last instructions is for E body


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#2361362 - 08/28/17 07:19 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
flypaper Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Originally Posted By 70HemiGTX
Sorry I do not have the key that belongs to the door.


that means that you need to have a key made
or you will be breaking it..
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#2361363 - 08/28/17 07:19 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
cnxt Online   content
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 3324
Loc: Florida
I just went through this, you can't remove it without it in the locked position.
So you need key or a way to pick the lock.
Locksmith wanted $50 to do it, so I just drilled it out and replaced with a non-locking cylinder.
You can buy a brand new repo keyed lock cylinder for $30.

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#2361435 - 08/28/17 09:10 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: cnxt]
70HemiGTX Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2016
Loc: PA
Thanks for all the insight. I don't care about breaking the chrome trim part. I have a new set to put in. I just don't want to harm the inside latch. I guess I need to break out the drill.

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#2361452 - 08/28/17 09:32 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
ahy Offline
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FWIW I tried to remove the lock on mine with the FSM procedure... in unlocked condition with key. No go. Perhaps operator error? In any case, I re-finished around the lock. Masking tape and time was my friend. It came out fine.

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#2361462 - 08/28/17 09:49 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
flypaper Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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i have taken a few apart that were not easy to do.
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#2361633 - 08/29/17 10:00 AM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
denfireguy Offline
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Registered: 06/15/08
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If you have the matching trunk lock, it is easier to remove it and take it to a locksmith and have a key made.
I am guessing you don't though.
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#2361638 - 08/29/17 10:05 AM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: denfireguy]
ct440rod Offline
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Registered: 08/26/08
Posts: 269
Loc: Milan Ohio
Had same problem (no key) took it out and took to locksmith. I think he charged 8 bucks to make a key.

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#2361645 - 08/29/17 10:20 AM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
70gtx440dana Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Loc: Lansing, MI
I have had great luck just popping the chrome piece off of the lock housing. A flat screw driver inserted slightly into it, and then a bit of a pry will pop it right off. Very easy to press on again too. I just use my vice and a socket that fits over the chrome piece with a rag in between. I have done several like this. I tried to get mine off with procedure shown above. Must have had an hour or more into it and gave up. My method took about 10 seconds. Good luck!!
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#2361856 - 08/29/17 04:57 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: 70HemiGTX]
Sxrxrnr Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
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Loc: Northern Calyfornua
Could you remove door and take to a knowledgeable locksmith who could 'impression' a key. My ex father-in-law would often impression door locks on locked out Mopars

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#2362565 - 08/30/17 08:21 PM Re: Removing key cylinder from glove box?? [Re: Sxrxrnr]
70HemiGTX Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2016
Loc: PA
I got it off pretty quickly with the paper clip. Even without the key. I just used a small flat screw driver to wiggle a little bit. Then it just started to work it's way out. Now to refinish everything...

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