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Yep, I know the storage bin key is part of the electronic fob, but I would like a separate key rather than taking the fob apart when I need the key. Can a locksmith copy that key? My local hardware store could not.

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I copied the key, but if you open the doors with it, good luck the ALARM GOES ON.
 

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Okay, good to know, thanks.

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Storage bin lock isn't very secure!

Yep, I know the storage bin key is part of the electronic fob, but I would like a separate key rather than taking the fob apart when I need the key. Can a locksmith copy that key? My local hardware store could not.

Thanks,
Steve.
Hi Steve, I also looked into a getting a replacement key for the storage compartment. It isn't a multi-lever lock as per the doors, it's a simple single lever which can be locked and unlocked with anything that will fit into the slot! I used a radio removal tool I had in my toolbox. See photo of how simple a 'key' it is against the main car door lock key.

As a lock it will stop someone looking in but not much use if someone thinks there might be valuables inside.

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Hi Steve, I also looked into a getting a replacement key for the storage compartment. It isn't a multi-lever lock as per the doors, it's a simple single lever which can be locked and unlocked with anything that will fit into the slot! I used a radio removal tool I had in my toolbox. See photo of how simple a 'key' it is against the main car door lock key.

As a lock it will stop someone looking in but not much use if someone thinks there might be valuables inside.

Danny.
No-freakin'-way! Nice. Okay, well, nothing valuable will be "locked" in there. Thanks.

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I haven't considered locking it. My feeling is that if someone has already entered the car, locking that space guarantees entry with as much force as can be applied. Right now I have a few pieces of hard candy and a tire pressure guage stored in it. Our cars are not very secure.
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Valuable stuff you put it in the trunk.
 

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Hi Steve, I also looked into a getting a replacement key for the storage compartment. It isn't a multi-lever lock as per the doors, it's a simple single lever which can be locked and unlocked with anything that will fit into the slot! I used a radio removal tool I had in my toolbox. See photo of how simple a 'key' it is against the main car door lock key.

As a lock it will stop someone looking in but not much use if someone thinks there might be valuables inside.

Danny.
i suspected as much, thanks for sharing
 

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I've got a rubber

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I haven't considered locking it. My feeling is that if someone has already entered the car, locking that space guarantees entry with as much force as can be applied. Right now I have a few pieces of hard candy and a tire pressure guage stored in it. Our cars are not very secure.
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Rattlesnake in mine. You can get them at Dollar General or Dollar store. I figure if someone is in my car rummaging through my glove compartment, the least I can do is scare the S*!T out of the no good SOB.:D
 

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Rattlesnake in mine. You can get them at Dollar General or Dollar store. I figure if someone is in my car rummaging through my glove compartment, the least I can do is scare the S*!T out of the no good SOB.:D
OH! Mad idea- secure your rattlesnake to the guts of a Jack-in-the-box and mount it in the storage bin!

Steve.
 
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