Glovebox Lock Removal

 

Glovebox Lock Removal

 

 

 

   
     
 

The following are excerpts from the Team Chevelle website archives. It's been a few years since I've done this, but it works. I'm not positive it is for all years but works for sure on '68-'69. I had to use the method without a key. Of course it's a lot easier if the glovebox door is removed. If not the door obviously must be open.

METHOD WITH A KEY:
Push the latch fork to the closed position. Insert the key and turn it counterclockwise to the locked position. Look down between the latch and door and you'll see a flat tumbler approx 3/16" wide and 1/16" thick. Depress that tumbler in to release the lock cylinder while pulling out on the key cylinder. Once the big cylinder is out, there is a thimble that holds the casing to the door which screws out from the front with a large allen wrench.

METHOD WITHOUT A KEY:
This method is much easier with two people. Pull the latch fork to the closed position, then pull it farther in that direction as far as it will go and hold it there. Take a small nail or paper clip and insert it in the small slot located about 3 o'clock position in the back of the cylinder casing. There will be 3 or 4 small spring loaded pins in that hole you'll need to depress while pulling on the outer chrome bezel. As you get by one, another will catch and you'll need to depress it to get by it. Remember while doing this you must be holding the latch fork past the closed position as far as it will go (that's why you might need a third hand). As you get by the last pin, the cylinder will pull all the way out. You can then unscrew the threaded part that holds the casing to the door.