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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I called the dealer this morning and they can get a key for me. I was fairly sure that one of my 2 keys was the master but neither work in the glovebox... I will try the key before I start drilling stuff. If I do end up drilling a hole, where can I get a replacement chrome piece for around the lock??
If you drill the lock out you are going to need a new (used) lock. Unless you are able to buy just the lock cylinder, you will end up with a lock that includes the chrome that you have drilled through. Re: no key for glovebox lock - If memory serves correctly you can remove the glovebox lock by unscrewing the retaining ring on the back side OR the retaining bezel on the front side. On a 108 I think it's on the back side. You probably have to also unscrew (phillips) the actual latch part of the lock. The key code for the glove box will be one of two places - on the side of the lock such that you can see it clearly stamped into the side of the lock when it is out of the glove box door or on the latch part itself, stamped into the knife part of the latch. The latter is much less likely than the former. I could be remembering this incorrectly as I do not usually remove glove box locks from 108s. Of course this does you no good if your glove box is locked in the closed position... If that is the case then I don't know how you get in. Probably by picking the lock.
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