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How to Change Lock Cores on Thule Vector Alpine Cargo Box

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Can I remove the lock cores that come with this box and put in ones that match my rack? Videos usually show using the key blank when the lock is in the unlock position allows one to pull out the core. However, it looks like on the vector you cannot remove the key in the unlock position.

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In order to remove the lock on your Thule Vector Alpine Cargo Box # TH613500 you'll want to insert the key you would normally use to unlock the box and turn the key about 15-20 degrees in the unlocking direction and then remove that key. At this point, you should still be able to remove that key, as the lock is only designed to hold onto the key when it is fully turned to the unlock position. Once you're able to pull the key out and swap in the change key and completely turn the key to remove the old lock core and swap in a lock core that will work with your existing Thule keys.

If you don't still have your change key, you can use the Universal Change Key for Thule Locks # 853-1251. If you need additional lock cores, they can be purchased with # TH450200.

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