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    Console Lid Lock

    Does anyone know if the console lid lock on an F-body is the same that was used on B bodies and others, along with the glove box on '62-'69 b-body, etc? Mine is pretty much shot and I see Tony's Parts has a repro. It visually looks identical but just wondering if it really is.

    https://www.tonysparts.com/all-parts...ock-p372008312

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    Pretty sure it is. That part fits many years. IIRC 2080736 was the non keyed part number.

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    F-body were round housing, but the square ones fit and work too.
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    My original is my 77 was square like shown.

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    Mine is non-keyed but a locking one is fine also. You're right. Now that I look at mine again, it is round. If the square one fits, it's all good! The one I have barely works. The button takes a bunch of fiddling to press si I loosened the hinge screws slightly. To open I move the lid over a bit. Problem with that is, it pops open at random. Thanks guys!

    Funny that the non-locking one actually is locking sort of. If you pop the chrome cap off, there's a key slot. When I had it apart a couple times trying to get it working, there were tumblers also. Thinking that may be the problem, I took them out (except the one that keeps the button from turning) but it made no difference.
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    The original was non-keyed. Part number is as noted above 2080736. There are 2 NOS available on ebay right now https://www.ebay.com/itm/293360994399
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    Of course I've no way of knowing if the lock is original to the lid. Just thought it was odd the way it's made. I'll check ebay, thanks!
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    Well I'll let you all in on a little secret I didn't realize wasn't known since my very first F in the spring of 86
    Just loosen the screws on the piano hinge and you'll never break the plastic bottom tray or need the button. I have a good supply of working square housing latches, and assume they came back into use in layer years as overstock of a common part I found already in many later F-bodies. I can't say if what I found on high miles cars was original or not. But I know my early stuff all had a different round cylinder housing.

    And in every case despite hoarding extras, I always just loosened those hinge screws. And to open my consoles I always only bump the front corner to the right. The catch unhooks and the lid opens, and I never bash on any buttons trying to make it happen.
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    It seemed to me that most of the plastic under lid pieces cracked from people leaning on the lid with their elbow.

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    Yeah many of mine have had multiple breakages near the hinge, also the latch and elsewhere. Found it was just easier to leave them loose and slipped to the side for entry
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