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Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)

Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)

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Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy? 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y07204 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4). Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy?


  • Fit all Yakima locking products that use SKS locks
    • Roof racks, hitch locks, cable locks, cargo boxes, etc.
  • Sold in keyed-alike sets
    • Lock entire system with 1 key
  • Provide universal compatibility
    • Use 1 key for multiple, individually purchased accessories


  • Quantity: 4 cores
  • Lifetime warranty

8007204 Yakima SKS Lock Cores (QTY 4)

Item # Y07204

Video of Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)

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

Video Transcript for Yakima Same Key System - SKS - Lock Cores Review

Jake: Hey guys, it's Jake here with etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima Lock Cores. These are going to be made for your roof rack to be able to lock into your roof. When you buy them from the factory, they're just going to come with plastic lock cores, and it's not going to secure it to your roof while you're not with it. For the example, with our SkyLine Towers, they're very, very easily removable. Just pull back and lift up and your bars are going to be gone.

So by replacing these plastic lock cores with the locking cores, you're not going to have to worry about anyone stealing or tampering with your roof rack. In your kit, you're going to get two keys that are keyed to unlock and lock all of your lock cores, and you're going to get one installation key. This is the key dish we're going to use to push the lock cores into place.To start with, we need to take our flat key and pop our plastic lock cores out. And to get our lock cores into place, we just need to take it, you're going to line it up with this hole. So right here is where you're going to see that little indentation that you're going to stick your lock core into place, where that little knob is going to stick down inside there.

Just push it into place.Now we can take the tip of our finger and hold our lock core and pull our control key out. And we can take one of our two keys that has our notches in it and lock up our bars. And you'll repeat this process for all four of your foot packs. Now, as I said, your kit is going to come with two keys. If you we're to lose them, there are replacement keys available.

On the back there's going to be a letter followed by three numbers. It's a good idea when you first get your kit to write that series of numbers down, so that you know which key is yours, and you can order them here at etrailer.Now, one little helpful piece of advice I'd like to provide you all with is, if you plan on leaving your rack on your vehicle during the winter time or whatever you might be putting your lock cores in, it's a good idea that when winter time is approaching, you spray a little bit of lubricant on the inside of your lock, not only to help your lock work properly, but it's going to prevent any water from building up inside, potentially turning into ice. I had a situation one time where I needed to get into my toolbox for a side job and I couldn't get in because water had gotten into my lock and froze solid, and I couldn't get my key in. But with all that being said, that's going to do it for our look and installation of the Yakima Lock Cores..

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Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4) - Y07204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (335 Customer Reviews)

Life is complicated enough. Make locking up your gear simple with a set of SKS Lock Cores. Sold in pairs, these locks are keyed alike, so only a single key is needed to open everything. Now isn't that easy?


The locks are totally necessary to keep the rack secure from theft. Should be included with the basket , but it is what it is. The all system kind of expensive in my opinion but good quality

Still like day . Not cheap but well built. For small packages or persons like me who dosent like cover the all roof this is the solution. No complains at all at this time. Good purchase, good choice.
Rafa - 10/03/2022


First trip with the new rail system and it looks like it worked out just fine. Thanks to both of you and Kimberly for all of your help and follow up I do appreciate it.


These lock cores are super easy to install and use. They make the casual thief move on, and the serious thief has to work a little harder to steal the rack system. Provides good piece of mind.


They had the part I was looking for when all other places didn’t. quick on the delivery as it came in sooner then expected. The parts fit nicely and the videos made it even better for the installation. I absolutely love the SKS ONE KEY FOR EVERYTHING !


I've owned these before, and never had them freeze up after years of living outside. They are also ridiculously easy to install. Yakima stuff is not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

Still fine.
Phillip R - 10/05/2022


Just wanted to say the 4 locks fit and work perfectly. I also ordered a cover plate for the base tower of my Yakima rack, again perfect fit and the new locks will prevent any from popping off in the future. The shipping was fast and free. Also the customer service was amazing. E-Trailer will be my go to in the future.


Everything was perfect and relatively easy to setup. Ì bought from etrailer due to the actual manufacturer being out of stock, I was skeptical when I ordered but very glad I did. Would 100% recommend etrailer.


The roof rack came packaged nicely and the instructions were simple to follow. I installed it in about an hour and we have already used it this past Memorial Day weekend. My wife loves the way it looks on her Mazda. Much better than the factory rack


Disregard paint job Yakima rack and all the accesories looks amazing feels amazing. Love how it's Completes my work vehicle. Will be put into work carrying ladders and anything else I can strap up there. Definitely recommend to anyone needing to carry ladders for work.


Purchased Skyline Towers, 60” Jet Stream Crossbars and same key system from etrailer. Also got Landing Pad#28 at another place. I wanted to use this system for my Thule Hallavator kayak lift. As you can see it worked out great.


Everything about my etrailer order was fantastic. ordered a large amount of items at once, some of it oversized, and everything arrived at my door in less than 48 hours from the time I clicked purchase. I'm pleased with the quality of etrailer and the products they sell and will definitely purchase from them again and recommend them to friends and colleagues. I'm road trip ready thanks to etrailer!


Great Product!!


Lock set came promptly. Instructions were clean and installation was completed in just a few minutes. Locks work very well.


they work great.


Everything was pert


Very solid roof rack solution but the wind noise is mind-numbing. Ugh.


The order showed up earlier than expected and was exactly as described. Thanks earlier for the great price and service.


I purchased these locks along with a Yakima Q Tower Round Bar Roof Rack system for transporting kayaks. I have had no issues with any of the equipment. T locking system is easy to install and secure. I would and have recommended this equipment and etrailer to my friends.

And they are still working great!
Allen S - 09/25/2017


They are easy to install hope they work as well


The product was just as advertised and the shipping was very prompt. The installation was even easier than the CD made it look. In less than 10 minutes the rack was unboxed, assembled and installed including the lock sets. I have found the folks at to be very efficient and easy to work with in all the products I have ordered from them.

The rack has worked better than advertised. Again the people at are very easy to work with.Howard
Howard - 09/01/2014


Easy to install on old Yakima equipment and new.


I though I would love the core bar set up on my truck but I have really grown to love them! Weather it’s bikes, kayaks or a ladder it works great! And even better it looks great! Quieter than Thule square bars and Yakima round bars by far. I would not only buy again but one of the bars was damaged in shipment and etrailer took care of it by sending a new one to replace it right away. Will be buying from them again! Good customer service!!!!


robert s was terrific !!! excellent customer service !!! from assisting with a return, to recommending an alternative, to informing me about delivery status ...

the yakima jetstream crossbars with baseline towers were a bit more complicated to assemble and install than the brand i returned, but the wind noise and whistling are dramatically less ...

the next step is to select a cargo carrier ... it goes without saying that i will consult robert again ... thanks so much robert, and safe and happy travels to all


I received the Rain gutter riser, 66' round bars, boat loader and SKS lock cores all well packaged and in good shape. These are for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon. The products were easy to install and will work great for loading and transporting my Hobie Outfitter Kayak. The Outfitter is a heavy kayak at 75 lbs unloaded. The Yakama Boat loader makes it easy for one person to load and unload the kayak. The rain gutter mounts and round bars securely hold the kayak for transportation. When not transporting the kayak the whole system quickly removes.
A big plus with ordering through etrailer is the excellent custom service, they will be my go to for future orders.


Now I won’t have to worry (as much) about my SweetRoll kayak rack from being stolen while I’m out on the water.

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  • Replacement Locks and Keys for Yakima Rain Gutter Mounted Towers
    For your Yakima towers, there is not a replacement key available for your lock. You will need to use the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4) # Y07204 to replace the locks on your towers. For a secure Allen wrench with the hole in the middle, I recommend checking with your local home improvement store. Unfortunately we do not carry them.
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  • Which Lock Cores Do I Need For My Yakima Timberline Towers?
    The Yakima Timberline Towers use the common SKS lock system. You just need Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4) # Y07204 which comes with everything necessary for installing locks onto your towers. It includes two matching keys along with a master key which will be required to install the lock cores. You can see the entire process in the demonstration video I attached for you; the process is very simple.
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  • Removing Yakima Twist Plugs for Install of SKS Lock Cores on Railbar
    According to Yakima you'd unlock the twist plugs by using a coin to rotate them counter clockwise and from there you'd be able to pull them out to install the SKS kit part # Y07204.
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  • Availability of Different Lock Cores for Yakima SpaceBooster 11 Cargo Box
    We do not have any non-Yakima branded SKS lock cores available that are designed to fit your SpaceBooster 11 Cargo Box. With that in mind please note that the "Same Key System" refers to the ability of all the lock cores on your cargo box (along with any other Yakima accessories you may have) to be unlocked with the same key. This does not mean that another Yakima key that a neighbor may have will also open the box. There are still a great number of different Yakima lock cores and keys...
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  • Can I Use Older Yakima Lock Cores with SkyLine Towers
    Thanks for reaching out! For the SkyLine Towers you'll need to use the current Yakima Same Key System Lock Cores which can be found as part # Y07204. Yakima changed their lock core system back in the 90's so all of the current lock cores have an A followed by 3 digits for their core number. These can be interchanged with any of the Yakima products. Anything before that is a specific lock core that was designed to work with that product only.
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  • Replacement Lock Cores For Used Yakima Buttondown Ski Carrier
    Yes, the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores # Y07204 you mentioned will fit your Yakima Buttondown. The SKS (same key system) is made to fit all Yakima products. This kit includes 4 cores, 2 lock keys, and one change key. I have also went ahead and attached a review video for you to check out if you haven't already.
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  • Is the Lock Core Sold Separately On the Yakima LockUp Hitch Lock and Cable Lock
    No, you do not need to purchase additional parts to use the Yakima LockUp Hitch and Cable Lock, part # Y07238. The set comes ready to use with two keys. A lock core is part of Yakima and other manufacturer systems for changing out locks on their equipment to be keyed alike. If you already have Yakima products you can purchase Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores, part # Y07204, to change the locks out so they will all be keyed alike. This is done with a control key.
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  • Hitch Lock and Cable Lock for Yakima StickUp 2 Bike Rack
    We certainly do. The LockUp Hitch Lock and Cable Lock, part # Y07238 includes the hitch lock that works with your existing hitch bolt and a cable lock. The lock cores are not included, and can be purchased separately. The lock cores are part # Y07204, and are keyed alike.
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  • What Prevents the Knobs on the Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers From Coming Loose
    Essentially, the tension that the towers # Y00101 are under are what prevents them from loosening. To prevent the knob from turning you can install lock cores, # Y07204. When locked the knob the system cannot be loosened.
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  • How to Remove Locked Yakima SKS Lock Cores on Roof Rack Without the Key
    According to our friends at Yakima, the Control Key for the Yakima Same Key System, # Y07204 will only work on lock cores that are already unlocked. If you know the key number, you can order a replacement using the page I have provided a link to. If you do not know the original key number, having a locksmith pick the locks and then using the SKS control key to replace the cores will be your best option. Once the cores are removed, you can order replacements on the page I have provided...
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  • Recommended MightyMounts For Yakima Buttondown 6 Ski Rack On 2014 Subaru Outback Factory Crossbars
    I called my contact at Yakima about your Buttondown 6 ski rack. They told me the Universal MightyMount, part # Y03590 are a fit for your ski rack and would work just fine for attaching to the factory roof rack on your 2014 Outback. If you want added security to help deter theft I recommend the Yakima Same Key System, part # Y07204.
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  • Yakima HardTop SL Roof Rack # Y01618 Hardware
    The Yakima HardTop SL Roof Rack - 60" CoreBar Crossbars - 54" Tracks Y01618 comes with the capnut hardware to install it. It utilizes the Replacement Capnuts, Washers and Bolts for Yakima 60" Tracks Hardware Kit # Y8810155. I recommend using the lock core kit # Y07204 to secure the towers to your tracks.
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  • How Does the OffGrid Roof Basket Lock to a Roof Rack
    The Yakima OffGrid basket # Y07138 has the ability to be locked by adding lock set # Y07204. The locks will install in the basket mounting hardware and when locked the basket will not be able to be removed from the roof rack. I have included a link to the lock instructions that explain how to install the locks.
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  • How to Mount the Yakima High Roller Roof Bike Rack to Elliptical or Aero Crossbars
    Use the Universal MightyMounts, part # Y03590, to mount a High Roller onto aero or elliptical crossbars. Add Yakima SKS lock cores, part # Y07204, to lock the rack to the crossbars as well.
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  • Yakima Universal MightyMount Adapter for Aero-Style Crossbars
    Yakima offers their Universal Mighty Mounts, part # Y03590, which will work with your watersport carriers and Rhino-Rack Vortex bars. In fact this adapter kit work on almost any crossbar up to 4-inches wide x 1-1/2-inches tall. You can add locking capability by installing their SKS lock kit # Y07204.
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  • Replacement Lock and Key for Yakima Skybox with Broken Key in Lock
    If you cannot get the remaining part of the broken key out of the lock then you will need to drill it out. This will then require a new Yakima SKS lock core to replace the original. Part # Y07202 is a set of two lock cores, two keys and one control key that is used to install the new core.
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  • Availability of Locks for Yakima Control Towers
    Yakima Control Towers, like the Replacement Control Tower for Factory-Installed Tracks # Y8890027 that you referenced, can be locked using Yakima's Same Key System (SKS) locks. These SKS lock cores are available in a number of different quantities, but in order to lock 4 Control Towers you will want 4 lock cores, # Y07204. The SKS Lock Cores # Y07204 come with 2 keys to lock and unlock the cores, as well as 1 control key that is used when installing the lock core. There is not a cap that...
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  • Replacement Lock Cores or Housings for Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack Feet
    The Yakima lock housings # Y8870069 are what the lock cores fit into. The lock cores are what the key fits into to actuate the lock. So if you have the lock cores but no housings you would use # Y8870069. But if you need lock cores use # Y07204 for a 4-pack, 2 matching keys, and the control key to install the locks.
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  • Replacement Lock Cores for Yakima Q Towers
    You will need to remove the current lock cores in your Yakima Q towers and replace them with the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4) # Y07204. The 58 Inch round bars you need are # Y00409. To get you the correct fit kit for your towers, I will need to know the year/make/model of vehicle to further assist.
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  • Non-Roof Rack Towers for a 2016 Jeep Wrangler
    For your possible application, I recommend a set of Yakima A1 Raingutters, part # Y00101. These are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler, and have individual loops on the top that can be tightened to fit your application. Unfortunately, these only come in a four pack, but depending on what you plan on using them for, this can be useful as additional contact points. I recommend a kit of SKS locks, part # Y07204, as these use a simple screw-on assembly and the locks will secure...
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  • Availability of Yakima Roof Accessory Mounting Adapters for Factory Crossbars
    Yakima offers their Universal MightyMounts # Y03590 which work with a wide range of their rack-mount carriers and allow them to be mounted on most types of roof rack crossbars, including OEM crossbars. They will fit almost any bar with dimensions up to 4-inches wide x 1-1/2-inches tall. If you'd like to add locking capability to the Mighty Mounts you can use SKS lock kit # Y07204. The linked video illustrates their installation.
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  • Can a Yakima Cargo Box and PowderHound Ski Carriers be Keyed Alike
    Yes, you can change the locks on your Yakima products if they are all SKS locks. It would say SKS on the key. What I would do is get a set of 4 locks # Y07204 (there are other quantities available). It comes with 4 locks, 2 keys, and the master change key to install them/remove the old locks.
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