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Replacement Lock Cylinder for Thule Racks and Carriers - N053

Replacement Lock Cylinder for Thule Racks and Carriers - N053

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Thule Accessories and Parts - THLOCKN053

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Roof Bike Racks
  • Roof Box
  • Roof Rack
  • Ski and Snowboard Racks
  • Lock Parts
  • Lock Cores and Cylinders
  • Thule


  • Replace or add a Thule lock cylinder to your system
    • Change key (sold separately) required for installation
  • Fits key # N053
  • Quantity: 1 cylinder


LOCKN053 - Thule Replacement Lock Cylinder






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Replacement Lock Cylinder for Thule Racks and Carriers - N053 - THLOCKN053

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (524 Customer Reviews)


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Thanks to etrailer I was able to add the lock to my thule bike tray without having additional keys to potentially loose. Price was extremely reasonable and shipping time was as listed.
Thanks etrailer!
Below is my mountain bike securely locked down to my Thule wide mouth bike tray on a 09 dodge journey.



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Don't be fooled, it's not ALWAYS as easy to get the lock cylinder in and out as shown on the video. I did manage to do it. Since my original lock had been popped out and destroyed, my key wouldn't work. That made everything more difficult. The change key doesn't work unless your lock is unlocked - which makes perfectly good sense. My lock cylinder had to be drilled out while clamped in a drill press vise very carefully. Then I spent quite a bit of time cleaning all the debris from the lock cylinder after drilling so I could get the new one inserted and to work again. If my original lock hadn't been destroyed, this probably would have been easy like shown on the video. I have included a couple of photos showing the riveter that I used to set a 3/16-inch aluminum rivet to install the lock bar. Also how my lock retaining clip was damaged when somebody used a tool to pull the lock out. The lock retaining clip had to be bent back into shape before it could be rivited back on. After I put the little black rivet cover in place in the hollow portion of the new rivet, it looks perfectly original.



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I bought four locks to put in the feet of my Thule roof rack. They work great and use the same key as my Sonic XL cargo box. (You have order the same lock number, obviously.) You do need the universal change key for installation though.



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Locks came as advertised. Went in easy and stayed secure. Keyed to match my Thule Motion Rooftop Carrier. Locks turn smoothly.



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Installed and works, I had four locks keyed to N013; needed two more for a hullavator, it was great to get two locks keyed to the same locks as the rack; it was shipped the same day it was ordered and arrived (in Canada) 10 days later which was great, it came by mail, least cost option for shipping for small and low cost items.



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The Thule bike rack from etrailer is excellent! And the customer service is too! Chelsey S. was my customer service person and she followed through and checked up all the way through. I had lost the lock off the rack but next day my husband found it in the street. Long story short had ordered it already and etrailer was wonderful taking the lock back. Did I say or if I haven't reviewed the bike rack yet I will - so easy to put on, take off myself, etc. Anyway from now on all my trailer stuff will be from this wonderful company.



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Locks work great and etrailer customer service is stellar - I knew these were out of stock when buying, and etrailer kept me inform about estimated delivery time.



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Lost key so ordered new lick and key set. Also ordered wxyra set of wheel straps. Everything works perfectly! Love the parts and bike rack. Plan to order other replacement parts soon, as backup.



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A perfect fit. If they are not made by Thule, you can't tell the difference. I've used aftermarket lock cores and they always fall out. These are very snug and secure. I already had some locks that used the same key, so I ordered these to avoid having multiple keys.

Now I can securely lock my kayak to my securely attached Thule rack on my Sylvan Sport Go camper / trailer (see picture).

You can't go wrong with etrailer.com . They have what you need for trailers, cargo, as well as other accessories.



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A friend passed away leaving a car and bicycle rack that were to go separate ways but the lock had no key nor any key numbers. There were 2 new looking Thule N series keys with no lock to be found. A replacement lock was around $75 and switching wafer 2 for wafer 3 made 4/5 wafers fit and seemed good enough until I saw your reasonably priced replacement numbered cylinders. As you can see it worked perfectly.



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Etrailer sent me only 3 out of 4 lock cylinders. I contacted customer service and they promptly furnished the missing lock cylinder.



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etrailer made it easy to get a universal key to change out the lock cores in my cartop case and provided the instructions on how to do it. Thanks so much!



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Thule products are typically solid and I have been a fan. Ordered two key cylinders to match with my equipments for one-key access. One of the cylinder is defected upon received as it would not retain in the hole. Upon closer inspection it is missing a inner tab for retention purpose. (Noticed the empty slot on the barrel in the picture.). I was surprised as this is a product quality escape from Thule. Called etrailer for customer support and was able to arrange for a replacement. I appreciate the good customer support.



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Great replacement for the replacement lock cylinder I lost. etrailer made it all so easy.



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I recently got a Thule roof rack for my new car. I wanted to use just one key for all my locks in already in use on my other roof rack, bike rack and other Thule accessories. Etrailer had the lock cylinder number I needed and I ordered 4 more locks. They shipped them quickly and they arrived. They were installed and function as expected. Etrailer always has what I need at a reasonable price.



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I purchased this for my Audi A4 base roof rack system. One of the original locks fell off and this was a PERFECT replacement. The price was fair and the service (correspondence) from etrailer was great! Overall I had a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to use etrailer.com again.



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I was able to get the lock cylinder that matches my existing key and locks. Ordering was easy, shipping was fast, and the price was reasonable. Very impressed!



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Product worked great! Just as expected & fast delivery.



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I needed new locks cylinders for my Thule Ski Racks and found etrailers prices to be the best. They were delivered within the time frame mentioned and fit perfect.



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Exactly as promised. Original lock cores that allowed me to make all my Thule equipment work off the same key. (FYI, if you haven't done this before, you'll also need a Thule Change Key, sold separately, to swap the lock cores -- got mine from etrailer as well).



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I got a these for some Thule WingBars we got for our new car. It was quite nice to match the cylinders to those of my Ski rack so they work from the same key. I won't give five stars, because the whole Thule lock system is a bit flimsy and easily defeated by a determined person with a pry bar. But this is exactly what I needed at a good price with good service.



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It’s a lock core - not more to say



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Easy to install and set up



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Great product and service.


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    Yes, you will need the Thule universal change key, # 853-1251, to remove and install new lock cores. the change key pulls down all the tumblers so the lock can be removed or inserted. The existing lock, if present, will have to be unlocked for the change key to work.
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    Those do indeed look like locks that are made by Thule. The replacement keys for Thule Lock Cylinders # THLOCKN144 and # THLOCKN053, which it looks like you have are parts # THKEYN144 and # THKEYN053. If you would like to have matching locks so that you don't have to carry around 2 different keys you can use the Universal Change Key for Thule Locks, part # 853-1251 and replace your N144 lock cylinder with the Replacement Lock Cylinder # THLOCKN053.
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  • Replacement Lock Cylinder W/Keys And Cable Lock For Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier
    The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier # TH963PRO comes with a key and lock cylinder to secure the bike rack to the vehicle, and also comes with a cable lock to secure the bike to the frame. If you need a replacement key and lock cylinder for the bike rack, you first need to remove the old one by using the Universal Change Key # 853-1251. Once your current lock cylinder is unlocked, insert this universal change key to remove the lock cylinder. You can then install your new lock cylinder Replacement...
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