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Replacement Lid Lifter Hinge for Thule Cargo Boxes

Replacement Lid Lifter Hinge for Thule Cargo Boxes

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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH14936

  • Roof Box
  • Hinges
  • Thule

This replacement lid lifter hinge fits many different Thule rooftop cargo boxes.


Features:

  • Fits Thule Hyper XL (TH612), Thule Cascade (678 and 678XT), Thule Sonic XL (TH635 B and TH635S), Thule Sonic XXL (TH636B), Thule Spirit (TH689USBXT), Thule Force XXL (TH626), Thule Force XL (TH625), and Sportrack Horizon 17 (SR7017) Series Roof Mount Cargo Boxes
  • Also fits these discontinued products: Thule Atlantis (TH686XT, TH686BXT, TH687, TH687XT, TH688BXT), Thule Ascent 1700 (TH605), and Thule Evolution (673 and 673B)
  • Includes 1 lid lifter hinge


14936 Replacement Lid Lifter Hinge for Thule Evolution, Atlantis, Hyper XL, Sonic XL, and Ascent Series Cargo Boxes





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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Thule Roof Box TH14936 Review

Today we're going to review part number TH14936. This is the replacement dual force strut hinge. This part will fit the Thule Evolution cargo box and the Thule Atlantis cargo box. This is a hinge that's attached to the cargo box, and the way it attaches is on the cargo box, on the bottom of the cargo box there will be a ball socket. This will snap onto the ball socket at the bottom and on the top lid of the cargo box will be another ball socket. This top part of hinge will snap onto that.

It is used when you open your cargo box. This is spring loaded so it will open. It has spring tension onto it. That should do it for part number H14936.


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Replacement Lid Lifter Hinge for Thule Cargo Boxes - TH14936

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (390 Customer Reviews)

This replacement lid lifter hinge fits many different Thule rooftop cargo boxes.

- TH14936
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So grateful to have you as a resource for all things Thule. Thanks to you and your part, I have been able to use my large Atlantis 2100 Box without breaking my arm or simply giving up on using the otherwise wonderful storage box. My wife has MS so I am not able to enlist her help in getting the box open and then keeping it open, so this hinge with a spring was a huge success. Knowing you are there for future needs is most comforting. Thanks again for your prompt service and reasonable pricing. JSB


Comments
Super. It makes me glad every time I open the box.
John S - 07/30/2021


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A couple of years ago someone gave me their older Thule Evolution (I think) ski box. It fits the factory bars on my 2005 Ford Explorer, although it slides around just a bit, which I've reduced with some bungee cords. This winter, one of the hinges popped off the socket and was obviously too worn to stay on. I limped through the winter with one hinge because I wasn't sure what box I had and, therefore, which hinge to replace it with. A query on the etrailer.com website got me a simple answer (if it has a white piece in the middle, order this one [TH14936] for a long box - if not, order TH14933 for a short box). The part came quickly and I watched the installation videos. However, I didn't quite have the right tool (tongue and groove plier), I borrowed a screw clamp from a neighbor (below). This, along with a block of wood to protect the outside of the box, was the perfect tool to get the socket of the hinge over the ball joint. I also used a hair dryer to heat the plastic up a bit, but I'm not sure how much that helped. Nothing but great things to say about etrailer.com's help determining the right product, their prices, or the speed of their inexpensive shipping. Thanks!



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This is the second hinge I have purchased; in my Thule box they seem to last precisely one year. When the original hinge snapped a year ago I purchased my first replacement hinge from etrailer and I have just installed the second replacement hinge. From what I can tell this part is identical to the Thule OEM hinge. I don't fault etrailer for this issue -- the hinge is just not strong enough for the front support of an x-large Thule box. When our box is opened and closed it is a bit of a floppy operation and my sense is that the torque placed on the front hinge eventually causes it to snap. The attached picture shows the break (the first one broke in the same place last year). Note that the hinge you are purchasing does not have the threaded metal insert that receives the mounting screw. You will have to remove the two inserts from the old hinge and insert them into the new. The metal insert is held in place by a raised rib that fits into a groove inside the plastic cylinder of the hinge. To remove the inserts I used a hacksaw to deeply score the plastic cylinder and then used a hammer and chisel to splinter it and break it off. To install the insert it into the new hinge gently hammer it in until the collar of the metal insert finds its groove in the plastic cylinder -- it doesn't need to be hammered all of the way in and should rotate somewhat freely.



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I give it one star. They don't fit my roof rack, I would like to return them.


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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/02/2021


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I have an Thule Atlantas 1800XT roof box. Recently one of the hinges broke. I found the price for replacement parts at Etrailer to be the best on the web. I ordered my product on Monday morning and had the part in my hand by Wednesday mid day. One suggestion I have for installing the part. The etrailer site does have a video on easiest way to install. My box is slightly different and unless you have a pair of channel locks with an 8" reach then that wont work. Using brute force didn't work for me, neither did tapping it with a hammer. I grabbed my wife's blow dryer and set it to hot, I blew hot air on the plastic 'female' end of the part for about 3 minutes. After that it very easily snapped in. Just as an FYI the spring in the replacement part is way stronger that what was originally in my box. Fortunately I had ordered 2. If your box is more than a few years old and you need to replace one hinge... go ahead and replace them both at the same time.



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Overall, it was easy to install. However, there are two bolts which should be included in the new package. I had to go back to the old broken hinge and used the hammer to punch out the old bolts for the installation.



- TH14936
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Hinge is standard Thule replacement part. Usually these types of items are bagged in a plastic bag. But the item was covered by a UPS sticker. So there’s adhesive paper on the product. Very annoying to remove. Luckily it goes inside the box, so I won’t see it. But it’s a mood killer.



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i feel stuck having to use it. because the thule and bars cost over $1000. but this part broke. i replaced it about a year ago. and after about 4 uses it broke. again. feel forced to replace it. so we will just hope this one last more then 4 times.



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Hinge for the Thule Cargo pod was an exact replacement. Easy to install, works great. The staff at etrailer kept me notified of the order status and delivery as the part was on back order. I have purchased from etrailer in the past and have never been disappointed. Will order from them in the future



- TH14936
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Hard to find replacement part for my older Thule cargo rack... etrailer tried to find an alternate that was more readily available. Very pleased w/ their customer service.



- TH14936
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We received the hinges quickly, they were exactly as advertised, fit onto our roof box easily, and have worked perfectly ever since.



- TH14936
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This product was the perfect fix for a damaged overworked Thule cargo roof box. Installation was a challenge due the connections on the Atlantis 1600 series box being part of the front and rear of the box. It took a bit of effort but all in all, it worked perfectly. The hinge will most likely outlast the rest of the box since due to heavy usage, the box has cracks and the claws for fastening to the stock roof bars aren't as snug and secure as they once were almost a decade ago.


Comments
After a year of using this replacement part, it appears to be working fine. No worries when opening or closing the cargo box except for me over stuffing it. I got the box around 2007-2008. As long as nothing catastrophic happens to it, I see the part may outlast the box. Most definitely a good decision to replace the part versus buying a brand new box.
Frank D - 03/06/2018



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Item came as described and only took a few days. I will use etrailer.com in the future for sure. Thank you.



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Arrived quickly. Easy to fit. Works a treat. Good to know the part is available from etrailer in case I need another one in future.


Comments
Its working one year later , used a few times.
Jw - 04/21/2021


- TH14936
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I called on a Sunday night, needing this product by Wednesday afternoon in order to get my Thule Sonic XL fixed up for a road trip. Kim guaranteed me it would arrive on time, and followed-up multiple times to check and make sure it got there. Installation was a little rough (which is good, it means once it's on, it's not going to come off easily), but I combined a large monkey wrench with a smaller wrench to get it on. I've opened and closed the box a dozen or more times since installation, and it works perfectly. I am very pleased with the product, but even more pleased with the customer support. Thanks Kim!


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Still holding strong one year later. Have used the box a ton in the last year.
John - 02/18/2019



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Through no fault of etrailer, the first package that they shipped was somehow damaged in transit. Customer Service quickly shipped a replacement and saved the day.


Comments
The replacement hinge is still going strong.
Daniel - 02/22/2021


- TH14936
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Unfortunately, this product failed a few months after installing. I was told there is no warranty on these parts and I would just need to order more. Bummer.



- TH14936
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Just right and easy to install. A little heat did the trick.



- TH14936
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Exactly what I needed. Great service.



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It has broken already. The side seems to wear out



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Fit my Thule XL great



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etrailer.com gets 5 stars for their reasonable price and quick shipping. But Thule needs to make a better hinge, this one is too easy to break and not smooth on opening and closing. Replacing this hinge is fairly simple but you have to be really strong or have the right tool (I think it's called a vice grip). There are helpful videos [online] if you're having difficulty.



- TH14936
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Quality product. Replaced our broken hinge and works like a charm.



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This worked on our older model Thule Evolution as an alternative option to the original struts. Installation took my husband some good upper body strength to push them onto the ball connection point. In order to minimize strain on the plastics, he put equal pressure on both the hinge and the outside of the container and they popped on. That being said, he has a pretty good amount of upper body strength, so maybe refer to previous posts for other options if you don't think this method would work for you. Also, these hinges are not side specific: you use the same strut model on both left and right sides. As for performance, the struts do help hold up the lid, but don't take much weight to close back up so be careful if someone bumps the other side while you have your hand/head in there. (After we installed the hinges, we used a damp towel to wipe out the inside of the Thule container and then left it open to dry in our garage. We tried laying out the lightly damp (full sized) towel lengthwise on top of the container to dry also, but the additional weight of that one towel caused the unit to close right away, even though the majority of the towel was hanging down toward the hinge side of the unit.) Thanks to etrailer.com for help in choosing a product that worked for us!



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When a several hundred dollar product like a rooftop cargo box is compromised by a single specialized part, it’s frustrating. Enter etrailer. Just a few dollars and a couple of days later, and with help from an excellent, clear video on the etrailer website, my box is restored. You can probably hunt through auction sites and video platforms to achieve the same results, but why bother when everything about the experience with etrailer was smooth, efficient, priced right and centralized. Thanks!


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