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Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc Bike Carriers

Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc Bike Carriers

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Replaces a broken Snug Tite lock on older style Thule bike carriers. Works with Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc bike carriers. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5018-03 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5018-03

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Replaces a broken Snug Tite lock on older style Thule bike carriers. Works with Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc bike carriers.


Features:

  • Replaces the Snug Tite lock on older style Thule bike carriers
    • Works with Trailblazer (998 and TH998XT), Expressway (993, 994, 995, TH995XT, 996, and TH996XT), and Rak-N-Loc (923 and 938) bike racks
  • Thule universal change key (853-1251 - sold separately) is needed to convert the factory lock to a Thule One-Key System
  • Includes 1 replacement Snug Tite lock body


853501803 Thule Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Older Style Bike Carriers






Customer Reviews

Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc Bike Carriers - 853-5018-03

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Replaces a broken Snug Tite lock on older style Thule bike carriers. Works with Thule Trailblazer, Expressway, and Rak-N-Loc bike carriers.

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I lost the Snug Tite Lock for my Thule bike rack on a road trip last year. [Insert chagrin here.] This loss begat my search for a replacement body; a journey that took me as far as the Nevada desert and the Thule booth at Interbike, whereby a well-meaning and innocent looking young woman stared blankly at me and said something like, "I don't know what you are talking about." After failing to find a replacement product upon visit after visit to mega-websites and trading sites, etrailer.com appeared to me like an oasis on the desert. [Trumpet sound here]. They carry this product, THE correct replacement product as long as you also purchase a lock cylinder. I paired the Lock Body with the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 2 also found on eTrailer and now I'm back in business. I have returned home from my desert wanderings with renewed peace of mind. Thank you, etrailer. 543874



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Great lock! Found an older Thule bike rack on [online retailer], but it didn't come with a lock. Thanks to the folks at etrailer for helping me track down the right lock and pin for the rack! Fit on the threaded bolt no problem. Lock is very heavy. Has held up for over a year with no rust and still turns smoothly. Thanks! 688602



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Just like the original Thule without the logo. I would recommend. 585753



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It is just like the original 529889



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Lost my original one as I didn't lock it down properly. Operator error. Thought about it as I was driving down the road but too late, it was gone. I liked the way this one worked and had an extra key and cylinder. Saw this here, couldn't find it available anywhere else so I took a chance. This one works great, just like the one I lost. 518287



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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.) 517232



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Works great and great service! 464845



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Lost this lock by carefully placing it on my bumper and driving off . . . never to be seen again. Then did a search and discovered it was nearly impossible to find. etrailer was the only source that had all of the parts I needed in one spot. Not even the manufacturer had one critical component. But what makes it even better, is that etrailer had it at a lower cost. Plus, ordered late Sunday afternoon and had it by noon Wednesday with standard shipping! 427296



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Excellent replacement for the lost Snug Tite that came with my Thule 994 Expressway 418323



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Just what I needed and available only from etrailer. Great company. 311367



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As expected....perfect replacement for the one I had lost. 293802



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I received the product today and it was shipped and received quickly. I have not used the Thule bike rack for sometime and seem to have misplaced the keys. I ended up cutting the lock off in order to let a nephew use the bike rack. I wanted to keep the bike rack just as it was when I bought it (15 years ago?). So, I ordered the bolt, lock housing and the two cylinder lock set. The actual installation of the new lock cylinders has yet to happen. I am under the impression that these are hard to find parts. Thule has changed the lock system from the way it was years ago. I would like to thank George at etrailer for carrying this product and the quick delivery. 292477



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Perfect replacement for a lost lock on an older style thule bike carrier. Good shipping. *Make sure you order the lock cylinders with it. 223328



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does not say Thule on it. 149732


Comments
difficult to get the key in and out on my Jeep GC
Dr J - 09/02/2015

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Perfect fit! When I couldn't buy it from Thule, because they didn't carry the lock any longer I found it at etrailer.com! Great experience! 127836


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Does the Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body # 853-5018-03 Come with Lock Cores
    The Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body # 853-5018-03 that you referenced does not come with a lock core. Lock cores are available for Thule accessories separately so that if you wanted to you could key all of your racks the same. For example, if your other rack had a lock core with N014 stamped on it you would want the Thule Lock Core part # THLOCKN014.
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  • Does Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Bike Carriers - Old Style Come with Locks and Keys
    The old style Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body, # 853-5018-03, does not include a lock or keys. To add a lock you can use # TH450200 which includes 2 lock cylinder, 2 keys, and a universal change key to install the lock.
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  • Hitch Pin Lock Housing Needed for the 515-0109 Thule Bike Rack
    From the information that I gathered it looks like the hitch pin assembly you use for your Thule 515-0109 bike rack is the discontinued part 853-5019-02. If this is the case then the Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body # 853-5018-03 is the boot that you need. This doesn't come with a lock core but you can add one by using part # TH450200 or choosing a lock core from our site, like part # THLOCKN070, and ordering the corresponding key, like part # THKEYN070, since you only need one lock core....
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  • Replacement Pin and Locks for Thule Rac-n-Loc Bike Rack
    For your Thule Rac-n-Loc bike rack you can use the replacement lock body # 853-5018-03. Thule replacement keys are ordered based on the lock core number that appears on the face of the lock. For example, to order the correct key for a lock that shows number 2808 you would order part # THKEYN2808. Just add the code to the prefix THKEYN_ _ _ _ to find your correct key.
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  • Replacement Hitch Pin Lock Assembly for Thule Bike Rack
    If you have a much older bike rack yes, the part # 853-5018-03 is the correct replacement lock core, but the current style used now is the part # 753-3725-02 which you'll notice is much smaller. If you need the lock housing and the key/lock core it would make more sense to order the part # THSTL2. If you can let me know which bike rack you specifically have I can let you know for sure which lock housing you'd need as a replacement. That said, since you said the fact you are missing...
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  • Will Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body for Thule Bike Carriers # 853-5018-03 Fit the Expressway
    Yes, the Replacement Snug Tite Lock Body, # 853-5018-03, will fit the Expressway, as well as the Trailblazer and Rack-N-Lock Thule bike carriers but this is just the lock body. For a lock you will need a lock cylinder, # THLOCKN022, and Key # THKEYN022. If you have another Thule product with locks, feel free to send me an email with the lock cylinder number and we could match them so only one key would be needed.
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