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landkholdings
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Thing Shop Glovebox Lock Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a replacement for the lock on the thing shop glovebox (thing shop part #133857131)? $25 seems a little steep. They sent me two glove box kits because the first one was damaged during shipping. Kudos to them for making good on that, but I have gone through both of the locks, and each have self destructed almost immediately. Perhaps I haven't bent the metal far enough where the latch catches, but it does catch... and then the whole thing flies apart like a little spring loaded bomb. Has anyone else had this problem? I like the idea of having my radio somewhat secured, but should I just give up on the whole thing and write it off as a lesson in not trying to fix something that isn't broken?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

landkholdings wrote:
Does anyone know of a replacement for the lock on the thing shop glovebox (thing shop part #133857131)

The part number (via a quick Google search) is for late model Beetles.

There are vendors selling the Hella lock for about the same price.
http://store03.prostores.com/servlet/wagenwerks/the-2975/Glove-Box-Lock%2C-Locking/Detail

Then there are of course the Chinese ones for less.
http://www.bughaus.com/newpage111.htm

Or you could try your luck with a used one from the Samba classifieds or a swap meet.

Are the Thing shop locks Hella or Chinese?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even think to google it. I just assumed it was a thing shop specific number. You just saved me $10. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever possible, Thing Shop uses the VW parts numbering method

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More information here: http://www.aircooled.net/gnrlsite/resource/specgeninfo/partnumbers.htm
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