Replacement Lock Core Housing for Yakima Skybox

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I just bought a yakima skybox and the lock core fell out. Before reinstalling the core, i moved the box and lost the small, circular, metal piece that has a hole in it for the actual lock cylinder to mount to inside of the lock cylinder. Without this piece the lock core has nothing to secure itself to and I am unable to install. I cannot seem to find this piece anywhere and am not sure if it comes with new core or can be ordered. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

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All Yakima Skyboxes 2009 to current, like # Y07335, feature SuperLatch security latches on both sides, so if one of your lock cores fell out, and you lost one of the lock cylinder housing components, the only solution is to replace the SuperLatch assemblies on both sides with part # Y8880348. This includes two handles, two pre-installed lock cores and a pair of matching keys.

The lock core is only designed to slide out when a Yakima Control Key # Y8007835 is inserted, which suggests your lock housing wasn't operating like it was supposed to but replacing the SuperLatch assemblies will take care of all of that.

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Thanks for the info and it does make sense to replace the entire housing. However it’s an older model skybox that doesn’t have that style latch. Do you have an alternative for this style? Thanks again for the support.

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Thank you for the photo; I can now see that is indeed an older model Skybox (pre-2009) for which replacement latches are no longer available, unfortunately.

I know it's not what you wanted to hear but since the box isn't serviceable, replacing the entire cargo box is the only way to go in this case. If you click on the link below, you can browse through our selection of cargo boxes from recognized brands like Yakima and Thule, as well as other lesser known but still good quality cargo boxes that are significantly more cost effective, like the Trunx Rooftop Cargo Carrier - 9 cu ft # TRX44FR.

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