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Universal Change Key for Thule Locks

Universal Change Key for Thule Locks

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Remove your unlocked Thule lock with this master key and replace it with a Thule One Key System lock (sold separately) to make all your Thule locks keyed alike. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-1251 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Universal Change Key for Thule Locks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-1251

Remove your unlocked Thule lock with this master key and replace it with a Thule One Key System lock (sold separately) to make all your Thule locks keyed alike.


Features:

  • Universal change key for factory lock cylinders on Thule products
    • Allows you to remove unlocked Thule factory locks and replace them with Thule One Key System locks


Specs:

  • Works with all Thule One Key System locks

Note: Only those lock cylinders and keys with part numbers that begin with an "E" or "N" are compatible with the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders.



853-1251 Universal Change Key for Thule Locks







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Video Transcript for Thule Roof Rack 853-1251 Review

Today we're going to review part number 853-1251. This is the Thule universal change key for Thule locks. This key will allow you to remove your Thule lock with this master change key and replace it with a Thule one key system lock, which we sell separately. This will make all your Thule locks key to like. This will work with all of the Thule one key system locks. Basically I want to show you how this would work is if you have let's say this is a foot pack off of a Thule roof rack.

It already has a lock in it. You have a matching lock cylinder. The number on it is N115, this is a N115. So you want to be able to put this into another Thule product you have on your vehicle. In this case let's say you have, I got an example here of a lock housing for a Thule snug tight hitch lock that you might have.

If you look at it the key says N140. It's a different lock. Instead of having this key and this key you can change it all to the same key basically. You will unlock the lock and then take this universal change key, stick it in, and as you can see it'll remove the locking cylinder. Take the one you want to replace it with, stick it in there, hold it in, pull the key out.

Now it is changed to the N115, which will match that one. You can use this key that works in the roof rack and you can use it to lock your snug tight hitch lock. That's the way this universal change key would work. You can use it to change out locks on any Thule one key system products. That should do it for the review on part number 853-1251, the Thule universal change key for Thule locks..


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Universal Change Key for Thule Locks - 853-1251

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Remove your unlocked Thule lock with this master key and replace it with a Thule One Key System lock (sold separately) to make all your Thule locks keyed alike.

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Yup, does what it's supposed to do. If you need to install a lock core or remove a lock core to key everything alike, you will need one of these. I did have a Yakima blank on hand and surprisingly I was able to use it to install a Thule lock core. Unfortunately the Yakima blank would not work on the Thule core that I needed to remove to key my T2 rack all alike - needed the official Thule blank to remove the old core. Works as it should. 300213



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The Thule OKS (one key system) is brilliant! In under a minute the cylinders on my new to me roof box were swapped to match the cylinders in my rack. Shipping from etrailer was really quick and inexpensive too with the First Class USPS option for my small and light weight order. 346667



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Works as described 575831



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made the lock install simple 564440



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With this key, I was able to move four sets of Thule locks from an old set of car rack covers to a new set. No instructions were included, but it was so easy that none were needed. Use key lock to unlock the lock mechanism, use the universal key to remove the lock from the plastic cover, insert the lock in the new plastic cover, remove the universal key, and test lock (turn) with lock key. As short as this is, it almost takes longer to read it than it does to do it. 420428



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The Universal Change Key for Thule Locks worked as expected. I had a set of 4 locks on my Thule truck bed racks for my 2012 Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4 x 4. I recently traded that truck in for 2018 Ford F150 Crew Cab 4 x 4 and I wanted to get some Thule Aero Roof Racks. I did not want to spend the extra money to get 4 new locks so I purchased the Universal Change Key for Thule Locks. Worked great. Easy to use and no problems. 524532



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Worked like a charm! I was able to change out the locks to all my bike cables to the same lock. Took less than a minute. 688600



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Excellent product. 686661



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Exelent 681957



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Product is as advertised. Locks went in easy and stayed secure 677182



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Easy to navigate website. Product available and shipped fast. 672972



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The key did not work even though the lock number appeared on the list of recommended locks. 671870


Comments

The Thule Change key is meant to be used to remove and replace an existing lock core. It will only work if the lock is already unlocked.

-- Mike L - 07/20/2019

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Works just as described 661913



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Swapping lock cylinders with the Thule system is easy. I have several Thule products including bike rake with built in lock, locking cross bars for our cars, cargo box, and bought cylinders and the Change Key to replace cylinders so I only need one key for all our Thule products. 661827



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Perfect. Nothing else to add 662303



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Need old parts for your old Thule ski rack or old Thule bike rack?!!! Look no further than etrailer. I found everything I needed in order to throw away some old parts and hardware that was so sun damaged and time to get new. etrailer had every part and hardware items I was looking for. Definitely recommend this Seller to anyone! 658452



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Great product. Instructions would be handy, but not required, as they can be easily found on the web. 656426



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Works great 651293



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A great experience. I couldn't find exactly what I needed on the web site. When I asked for help the folks at etrailer sent me a link to exactly the products I needed. Very easy and I got the products I needed. 650836



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We bought Thule lock cores/keys/masterchangekey from etrailer - GREAT experience. The customer service team was attentive and wonderful - we made a mistake ordering online, which c.service helped us identified/isolate/fix. Our order arrived in a timely way, packed well, exactly as ordered and at a great price. Nicely done etrailer! 649394



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I needed to replace cargo box cylinder lock and this helped me a lot. I had accidently gotten half the key stuck which wasn't easy to take off, but managed and now I'm here writing this review stocked that it worked. I would recommend this for those wanting to change or replace - it worked as previous reviewers had commented, much appreciated. 634312



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This was my first purchase from etrailer.com and it will not be my last. What a customer focused group. I received the order in two day and the key worked perfect. Thank you! 628718



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Picked up a used Thule bicycle rack for my truck but it was missing a couple of locks. This "key" let's remove/install the locks. Works great, still have it. etrailer has been awesome to purchase from. They always seem to go above and beyond! 625582



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Worked great. Must have product 614422



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It Works well. 610888



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Just what I needed and prompt service. 608017



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I was able to move all my Thule locks with this, it worked perfectly. 606244



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Just what I needed to replace my Thule locks. Push the key in, then pull the lock out. Of course, this will only work if the lock is in the unlocked position. BTW, my Thule locks are around 15 years old, and fortunately, Thule has standardized on this, so I was able to take the locks out of old bike trays and put them in new trays. And last but not least, etrailer has this at a good price and shipped it to me right away. 598720



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This key works like it should. It makes it so you can change out lock cylinders for Thule racks. You of course have to have the correct keys for the locks you want to move or replace so don't think this key will let you unlock all the Thule locks. Works great. 597959



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I purchased these master keys for troubleshooting my locks. I have yet to use them but I know they will help. The quality was as expected and shipping was speedy. 595282



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Perfect for removing old cylinder that was not working correctly. 592114



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Universal Thule key arrived quickly and worked perfectly. Thanks. 585812



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Worked exactly as expected. 581909



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These keys fit all Thule rack lock cylinders. Be sure to keep the master key needed to remove and install the cylinders. 579077



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etrailer had everything needed for the truck racks I have to add or replace any part. I will use and recommend etrailer. 574883



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Must have if you're doing anything with Thule locks 572898



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Keys are still working. effort was pai nless. Thanks 566092



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I love etrailer. Has the best product choice, great service and good prices. You guys rock! 545405



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worked very well to anchor my key lock on my Thule bicycle carrier, just as described. 544245



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The key worked great and I was able to remove lock and put it in the new fixture. Everything arrived on time. Thanks 539188



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Quick delivery. Did the job! 518355



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A PERFECT PARTS MATCH FOR MY OLD BUT GREAT BIKE RACK. VERY HARD TO FIND BUT AFTER FINDING YOUR SITE I GOT ALL, NOT PART BUT ALL THE PARTS I NEEDED. IT SAVED ME HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, WHEATHER HAVING THE RACK AND OR TRIKE STOLEN. THANKS. (PS GREAT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN.) 517793



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It works! 491936



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Works as expected. 477501



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Very easy to change out locks following directions. 472913



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Order arrived quickly and worked perfec tly 472852



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I had lost the original lock for my Thule hitch pin. I thought I would have or buy a whole new one. I called etrailer and talked to Tommy. He was able to set me up with this replacement lock. While we talked he also set me up with extra keyed alike cylinders so I can get all my Thule stuff on 1key. If you are having trouble don't hesitate to give them a call. 472919



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The whole experience could not have been better. Excellent website and fantastic customer service placing our order. Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Products arrived on time and works as described. Thank you! 469652



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Key worked fine. 466007



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It's definitely a Universal Change Key for Thule Locks! 465982


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