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Old 06-12-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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Glove box lock install. WRX latch swap



Items used:
-Glove box with a lock from any 2008-current(2019) Subaru.
-Glove box lock cylinder key set. If you have a Subaru key that fits then get the used lock cylinder rekeyed to match.

Tools used:
-Philips head screwdriver
-needle nose plier
-oven mitts
-plastic safe superglue
-clamps


I Ordered a 2015 WRX glove box from eBay for $35. Any 2008+ Subaru with a locked latch this shape will do.


Open the box. If you pry it open along the seams it will damaged the plastic. Do not do that if you plan to use the box again. Instead bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes and slowly peel with oven mitts on. If the glue doesn’t give put it back in for a few more minutes until the panels are separated.


Remove the two screws behind the latch, then separate the rocker arms with needle nose pliers and care.


Remove the latch from the used box.

https://i.imgur.com/zOUyxEs.mp4
Remove the lock cylinder from the latch.

Remove the BRZ/86 glove box from the car.


Bake and separate the BRZ/86 glove box with care. 250 degrees F for 10 minutes. Use oven mitts to peel the seams. Put back in the oven for a few minutes if the glue doesn’t give. Repeat until separated.

Remove the BRZ latch with Philips screwdriver and needle nose pliers to separate the rocker arms.

Attach the new lock latch to the BRZ rocker arms and screw back in to place.



Clean up the glue lines then apply plastic safe adhesive to the old glue lines. I used JB Weld super glue but I’m sure there are better options for car panels.

Carefully connect the panels, clamp them then let the glue dry.


Install the new lock cylinder and put the glove box back in car.

Shout out to tim35ct for the idea.

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