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    Glove box lock out

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    My glove box catch seems jammed. I can get my key in but it will not turn.. It is stuck
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    Do I have to have the lock drilled out and can i get a replacement?

    Thanks Keith
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    Re: Glove box lock out

    Try a locksmith. They are very good at opening locks without keys. If you can drive the car to the locksmith's shop, it will be much cheaper than trying to replace the lock.
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    Re: Glove box lock out

    What? Lots of looks but not suggestions?
    I learned a lot about keys...they are on the data card...trunk and glove supposed to be the same
    Life's a journey, enjoy the ride
    1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI
    1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
    1962 MERCEDES 190 SL
    1955 STUDEBAKER CONESTOGA WAGON WITH SUPERCHARGED AVANTI ENGINE
    1955 STUDEBAKER CONESTOGA WAGON WITH 35O CHEVROLET ENGINE
    1953 STUDEBAKER LOEWY COUPE
    1946 TRIUMPH 1800 ROADSTER UNDER RESTORATION

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    Re: Glove box lock out

    A stupid suggestion; did you try to inject oil into the lock?
    If a barrel is broken, it will not help!
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    Re: Glove box lock out

    Well, I am certainly humbled. I did solve the problem and learned a lot about keys.
    I had a locksmith scheduled. Art Thumwood gave me information about keys and asked
    me to check my Data Card which I do have.
    The Data card lists the proper key code for iginition, door, glove and trunk
    Glove and trunk are the same. I was unaware of this. I went through all of the keys I saved from my prior mercedes
    and found a coded key for the trunk and voila it worked for the glove.

    Interesting, German Keys I believe are either Huf or YMOS... Most of my keys were repros
    either Taylor, Ilco, Slica or ? Silca

    I appreciate everyone's help and glad I did not have to start taking locks apart>>>

    Keith
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    1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI
    1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
    1962 MERCEDES 190 SL
    1955 STUDEBAKER CONESTOGA WAGON WITH SUPERCHARGED AVANTI ENGINE
    1955 STUDEBAKER CONESTOGA WAGON WITH 35O CHEVROLET ENGINE
    1953 STUDEBAKER LOEWY COUPE
    1946 TRIUMPH 1800 ROADSTER UNDER RESTORATION

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    Re: Glove box lock out

    Glove and trunk are the same

    That's correct. So, when you left the car with a valet, you could lock up valuables.
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