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Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)

Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)

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Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy? 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y07204 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4). Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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  • Roof Bike Racks
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Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy?


  • Fit all Yakima locking products that use SKS locks
    • Roof racks, hitch locks, cable locks, cargo boxes, etc.
  • Sold in keyed-alike sets
    • Lock entire system with 1 key
  • Provide universal compatibility
    • Use 1 key for multiple, individually purchased accessories


  • Quantity: 4 cores
  • Lifetime warranty

8007204 Yakima SKS Lock Cores (QTY 4)

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yakima Same Key System - SKS - Lock Cores Review

Jake: Hey guys, it's Jake here with etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima Lock Cores. These are going to be made for your roof rack to be able to lock into your roof. When you buy them from the factory, they're just going to come with plastic lock cores, and it's not going to secure it to your roof while you're not with it. For the example, with our SkyLine Towers, they're very, very easily removable. Just pull back and lift up and your bars are going to be gone.

So by replacing these plastic lock cores with the locking cores, you're not going to have to worry about anyone stealing or tampering with your roof rack. In your kit, you're going to get two keys that are keyed to unlock and lock all of your lock cores, and you're going to get one installation key. This is the key dish we're going to use to push the lock cores into place.To start with, we need to take our flat key and pop our plastic lock cores out. And to get our lock cores into place, we just need to take it, you're going to line it up with this hole. So right here is where you're going to see that little indentation that you're going to stick your lock core into place, where that little knob is going to stick down inside there.

Just push it into place.Now we can take the tip of our finger and hold our lock core and pull our control key out. And we can take one of our two keys that has our notches in it and lock up our bars. And you'll repeat this process for all four of your foot packs. Now, as I said, your kit is going to come with two keys. If you we're to lose them, there are replacement keys available.

On the back there's going to be a letter followed by three numbers. It's a good idea when you first get your kit to write that series of numbers down, so that you know which key is yours, and you can order them here at etrailer.Now, one little helpful piece of advice I'd like to provide you all with is, if you plan on leaving your rack on your vehicle during the winter time or whatever you might be putting your lock cores in, it's a good idea that when winter time is approaching, you spray a little bit of lubricant on the inside of your lock, not only to help your lock work properly, but it's going to prevent any water from building up inside, potentially turning into ice. I had a situation one time where I needed to get into my toolbox for a side job and I couldn't get in because water had gotten into my lock and froze solid, and I couldn't get my key in. But with all that being said, that's going to do it for our look and installation of the Yakima Lock Cores..

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Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4) - Y07204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (364 Customer Reviews)

Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy?


Just what I needed to help keep my roof rack investment secure.


The order showed up earlier than expected and was exactly as described. Thanks earlier for the great price and service.

After a year the locks are still working great, I unlock and lock about once a month without a problem.
Steve - 08/24/2023


Terrific! No one tried to steal my roof rack once they caught a glimpse of these babies!


Exactly what I needed after my Yakima Bike Rack key was stolen. A locksmith popped out the lock core and we put in the new one. Works perfectly.


Glad I ordered these locks. Heard many stories about racks getting stolen without them. Great piece of mind to have.


Yakima SKS Lock Core set is a must-have. The Lock Cores install quite easily when following the instruction manual, and the locks work as designed - the Yakima SkyLine Towers I installed them into cannot be opened when locked. In fact there is no discernible play whatsoever when attempting to open the locked towers. Very good design and execution.


As always I can rely on etrailer to have the items I want at good prices. And the shipping times are excellent. The YAKIMA SKS LockCores are of course just part of a bigger rack system I have been putting together on my 2016 Chevy Colorado. The SKS Locks Cores will secure my other Yakima Accessories. I have found Yakima products to be of high quality & stand up to the elements & abuse.Thank You for great service & products.


Just wanted to say the 4 locks fit and work perfectly. I also ordered a cover plate for the base tower of my Yakima rack, again perfect fit and the new locks will prevent any from popping off in the future. The shipping was fast and free. Also the customer service was amazing. E-Trailer will be my go to in the future.


The locks are totally necessary to keep the rack secure from theft. Should be included with the basket , but it is what it is. The all system kind of expensive in my opinion but good quality

Still like day . Not cheap but well built. For small packages or persons like me who dosent like cover the all roof this is the solution. No complains at all at this time. Good purchase, good choice.
Rafa - 10/03/2022


First trip with the new rail system and it looks like it worked out just fine. Thanks to both of you and Kimberly for all of your help and follow up I do appreciate it.


Disregard paint job Yakima rack and all the accesories looks amazing feels amazing. Love how it's Completes my work vehicle. Will be put into work carrying ladders and anything else I can strap up there. Definitely recommend to anyone needing to carry ladders for work.


Great service - great price


These lock cores are super easy to install and use. They make the casual thief move on, and the serious thief has to work a little harder to steal the rack system. Provides good piece of mind.


Performed as expected.

After many long trips, no issues....just works
Greg - 05/15/2023


Easy to install.


Everything about my etrailer order was fantastic. ordered a large amount of items at once, some of it oversized, and everything arrived at my door in less than 48 hours from the time I clicked purchase. I'm pleased with the quality of etrailer and the products they sell and will definitely purchase from them again and recommend them to friends and colleagues. I'm road trip ready thanks to etrailer!


They had the part I was looking for when all other places didn’t. quick on the delivery as it came in sooner then expected. The parts fit nicely and the videos made it even better for the installation. I absolutely love the SKS ONE KEY FOR EVERYTHING !


Nicole was beyond helpful!!!


Great! One way to leave your rack on your car unattended and feel safe it will be there when you come back


I purchased these locks along with a Yakima Q Tower Round Bar Roof Rack system for transporting kayaks. I have had no issues with any of the equipment. T locking system is easy to install and secure. I would and have recommended this equipment and etrailer to my friends.

And they are still working great!
Allen S - 09/25/2017


I've owned these before, and never had them freeze up after years of living outside. They are also ridiculously easy to install. Yakima stuff is not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

Still fine.
Phillip R - 10/05/2022


The product was just as advertised and the shipping was very prompt. The installation was even easier than the CD made it look. In less than 10 minutes the rack was unboxed, assembled and installed including the lock sets. I have found the folks at to be very efficient and easy to work with in all the products I have ordered from them.

The rack has worked better than advertised. Again the people at are very easy to work with.Howard
Howard - 09/01/2014


Everything was perfect and relatively easy to setup. Ì bought from etrailer due to the actual manufacturer being out of stock, I was skeptical when I ordered but very glad I did. Would 100% recommend etrailer.


Lock set came promptly. Instructions were clean and installation was completed in just a few minutes. Locks work very well.


Purchased Skyline Towers, 60” Jet Stream Crossbars and same key system from etrailer. Also got Landing Pad#28 at another place. I wanted to use this system for my Thule Hallavator kayak lift. As you can see it worked out great.

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