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Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

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Thule Accessories and Parts - 03347

  • Roof Box
  • Latches
  • Thule

  • Replacement latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box
  • Also fits Karrite Cargo Carrier #7251, and Sears X Cargo Box
  • Includes 1 latch

1500056972 SportRack Replacement Latch

Replaces 03347

Video of Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

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Video Transcript for Review of SportRack Replacement Parts - Roof Box Latch Clamp - 03347

Today we'll be taking a quick look at the replacement latch for SportRider Explorer Cargo Box. Now, this can also fit a couple different cargo box styles including the Karrite Cargo Carrier #7251, and the Sears X Cargo Box, but we've also had customers tell us that this fits some of the other boxes out there, from either the early aughts or 90's, so it seems to be a pretty universal size. It's just a plastic latch that's going to replace a broken or missing one on your cargo box, help to keep all your items inside, keep the rain and dust out of your box as much as possible.So, I'm going to go over some measurements with you, just so can get an idea of how big this is, to see if it will fit your box, even if it's not one of those other names we have listed here.So, as far as the total length of this portion of the handle, it's about four inches long. We look at just the total length there. The opening on that top hook is.. let me figure out a away that you can actually see this while I measure it.

It's about 3/8 of an inch wide, so just under half an inch of space there. So, as long as the lip that this is attaching on to, is at or less than 3/8 of an inch, should be good there.From this first mounting hole, to the top of that lip, just to give you a reference point, it's about 2 1/4 inches of space there, or really about 2 1/2 inches. Just to let you know where the mounting point would be, and then how much it's going to clamp down. Whenever it's fully opened, it's about 2 1/2 inches wide. So that's the space going out.The little mounting bracket where you'd actually put in your hardware, that measures about 1 3/4 inches long, or just under that, at about 11/16, 1 11/16.

It's about 5/8, excuse me, it's about 3/4 of an inch, or again about 11/16 of an inch wide. The distance between those two mounting holes is about 5/8, and the diameter on those holes is about 3/16.So, just a few measurements to give you an idea of how big this is. The widest point of that latch, at the bottom there, is about an inch and a quarter. If we have it all folded up, it looks like that, and it's going to pivot out and up, like that, so it will just latch down onto your cargo, pretty easy solution to fix that cargo box. It doesn't come with any hardware, so you will have to pick up some screws on your own.

We also have some other replacement parts available here at for that SportRack Explorer Cargo Box, including the spring hinge, which would be that portion that goes on the side that provides the spring for the opening and closing of the box. You can check that out here at, using part number SR03810. That's going to do it for our look at the replacement latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box.

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Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box - 03347

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (744 Customer Reviews)


This fit perfectly. Thank you for carrying it! This is the second d time I’ve ordered a custom part for my sport rack car box and etrailor is the only company that seems to carry it. The part was shipped right away and it fit perfectly. This replaced an OEM latch that lasted years but snapped at an in opportune time, but now I can continue using the car box. I Even bought an extra latch in case I have to replace the other OEM latch someday. Thanks!


Package came really quick and it fit almost perfectly on my rooftop carrier. I have Kar- Rite carrier and I did have to make some minor modifications but that was it. holds top tightly.


So glad I found this latch replacement. The latch doesn't hook perfect on the lid but strong enough for a good grip. No big issue for me. I called late, after 20:30, not hoping for much. But Emily was so kind and so composed, it was a real pleasure. When searching the system for answers to my questions, she was singing! Thank you Emily for nor transferring me to a robotic melody! And your follow-ups were so reassuring of the whole process. That's what I call a pleasant customer service.
I will post a picture of the old latch and the new one. The new latch comes with the hook bracket that can be attached to the bottom part of the box. I will do that later, in warmer days.
Thank you again.

Daniel G.


As good as new! And I use the latch regularly...


Assembled your product today. The holes were not 100% in alignment, but quick work with drill fixed that. The latch lines up and fits well. Very pleased with the product. Thank you.


Latch was a perfect replacement for our carrier! Installed and works great. Was easy to find on the site and description help with my selection!


First off, etrailer was the only company that gave me any hope of finding a key to fit a Karrite roof box from the early '90s. Thule told me they didn't support the old stuff from a company they acquired, but etrailer responded that there was a good chance the Thule N key of the same number would fit the Karrite lock with a 3 digit code. They were right and I'm back in business. The latches for the explorer box were an exact fit as well. The explorer spring hinges and Adventurer box support plates required some modification to work, but I expected that going in. The only thing that doesn't seem to work is the Thule change key that I added to meet the minimum order for free shipping. The spring hinges are a bit weak for the larger box which likes to distort the lid when it is being opened or closed. They work well at holding the lid open, but I bent one of the arms while closing the lid. At some point I'll reinforce the arms where they are a bit thin near the pivot. Etrailer helped make the old box functional so I didn't have to spend 10x as much for a new one.


I have an older but in great condition Sears X-Cargo. (see pic)

These newer style latches will work, but not directly. To get them to work is a simple matter of drilling two new holes for the screws.

I found in order to get a better, tighter fit than I did with the original latches, you'll want to close the latch. Center it in the catch groove on top. Make sure the latch hook is seated properly. And with a slight downward pressure on the lid draw a line around the base that attaches to the bottom of the box.

Next extend the latch fully. Line it back up with your pencil marks. And mark the screw holes. I marked the bottom first. Drilled it. Put the screw in then marked the second hole once realigned properly.

You may find the new holes down and to one side of the original holes slightly. But the latch base covers them once attached.

Personally. I replaced the foam seal on the lid prior to installing the new latch. I also replaced the nuts and bolts with marine grade stainless steel. I also used a gasket sealant on all through holes before reassembly to ensure zero leaks in foul weather.

It's better than it was new with the improvements overall.

My X-CARGO only needed one latch replaced. I bought two. I only replaced one with this newer style. The reason is, the original style has a provision for a small lock. These new style latches do not. I keep the second new style in a small baggy taped to the inside, just incase it's needed.

I'm happy overall. My X-CARGO box is better than new, and lacks only the X-Cargo sticker to be completely refurbished.

ETrailer was quick to deliver. And very courteous when I called. Ordering was simple.


I recently was given an older cartopper to use as a cargo hold for a motorcycle pull behind trailer. It was lacking the fore and aft latches which are necessary to keep things dry and the lid intact. etrailer had what I was looking for after a brief search. Not only did I find what brand of cartopper I had, the latches were available immediately. They arrived 3 days earlier than the estimated time of arrival and fit perfectly. My project is complete.


Since I don't have a SportRack Explorer Cargo Box, I wasn't sure if this latch would work for the Sears X-cargo cartop carrier that I have. Well, I can tell you it is a perfect replacement! Great service, communication and on-time delivery! Will definitely do business with etrailer in the future!


Exactly what I needed to replace my broken latch. Fits perfectly.


Bought these for an old Sears X-Cargo luggage carrier. They fit perfectly.


would have given a higher rating but for the price of it i would think the screws and nuts and washers would be included. it was an exact match to the latch on my kar-rite box.


After ordering one latch and finding it a perfect fit, I ordered two more. I requested free shipping on the second order for two more but got charged the standard $4.95 shipping. I'm leaving a 5 star review on the product anyway.


Well, the latch works fine, but the latch part is a little narrower the the one I have.

That is, the hook.


This latch made my cargo carrier completely close... even I need to drill another hole but it fits perfect after all... attached pictures even my original latch that is closing the front side.... thanks for your product


Arrived quickly, a couple days early! This is an upgrade from the original metal style latch in the front of my cargo carrier, the rear was missing. I had to drill a 2nd hole since the spacing was different from the original. The cargo carrier is a Sportrack, model unknown, but it's 7.5ft long.


The item did fit our cargo box, but would have appreciated a coupon or some discount from etrailer. Prior to my order I contacted customer service by chat and was told that they would not or could not give a discount....if I could have purchased it else where I would have, this item was very pricey.


This was a perfect match for an older seers X cargo carrier. Ours broke on our last trip, and this one fit great.


It fit perfectly. Same quality as original. But a little pricy for such a small piece.


Excellent product, fits perfectly on my sportrack explorer roof carier box


Perfect fit for my older Seats XL cargo carrier. Website was easy to use and it shipped quickly. Easy tracking of item. Works perfectly. Highly recommend, especially for those difficult to find items


The clip fit perfectly and works as good as new.


great product, fast shipping!



After a year, theyre still great!


The latch was received in perfect condition and works great. Easy to install and super product for our aged Sears X-Cargo car top carrier.


This latch was the exact replacement for my Sears s cargo. Worked like a charm!

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