Glove compartment locks
How does the mechanical glove compartment lock work?
The lock is comprised of little plates or detents. Only when all the detents are assembled in the right order, will the associated car key turn the lock. This is because the mechanical construction of the lock has exactly the same combination of positions as the recesses in the car key. These dimensions (depths) are converted by the manufacturer into an indirect key code. This code forms the ‘DNA’ of each car lock or key. Car Lock Systems supplies car keys – and locks to the right code.
Ensure regular maintenance
Because the locks on glove compartments often remain unused for a long time, it is good to also open and close these locks regularly, purely to keep the mechanism working smoothly. It is also good to treat glove compartment locks occasionally with a special lubricant intended for this, available in the Car Lock Systems webshop.
Mechanical key code
With a broken glove compartment lock, Car Lock Systems can provide a new lock to exactly the same key code as the original lock. Car Lock Systems can also determine the mechanical key code using a picture of the existing key. This is useful if the key code is not known.
Repair by Car Lock Systems as a cost-effective alternative
The Service Team of Car Lock Systems is very competent in the repair of all possible problems with glove compartment locks. We can restore and ship the lock the same day in almost all cases.
Car Lock Systems pride themselves on:
speed – delivery within 24 hours
quality – original OEM car keys
precision – coded car keys and locks
flexibility – all car makes, models, and manufacturing years
versatility – also commercial vehicles, trucks, and accessories
safety – excl. delivery to car dealerships + vehicle check
Are you a private individual? Then ask your workshop, dealer, or mechanic for a car key or lock from Car Lock Systems.