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 Fiat Cab Door Locks - Alternatives !
886771 Post Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:10 pm Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

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Having joined the stats. of those "screwdrivered" whilst overnighting on a Belgian Motorway service area, earlier this year ("saved" by the internal HeoSafe deadlocks !), I sought an alternative to replacement of the (very expensive) FIAT door lock - the new FIAT Lock Set is over 400 plus fitting !!

I didn't wish to put in an identical new lock, given how apparently "easy" the FIAT ones are to "break". After extensive web-based and telephone searching I came across "www.Van-Locked.co.uk". A very helpful Paul Chase suggested their standard "Hykee Replock", which has a small-cylindrical key (no room for a screwdriver !) and is an almost direct replacement for the FIAT barrel and outer fitment.

A pair of these locks came in at 159 (126 +VAT +P&P) and were easily fitted for me by Camper UK; I suspect the moderately competent could easily achieve self-installation, as full instructions come with the locks.

Paul Chase of "Van-Locked" can be contacted on 01295 250303 and is happy to offer advice on suitability, by vehicle - I understand they deal with all of the major chassis makers and thus cover all current "base vehicles" of interest to the motorhoming world.

I have no connection with "Van-Locked" other than as a well-satisfied customer, but would certainly recommend them if you find yourself in need of replacement locks - and, like me, don't fancy FIAT's exorbitant pricing !

Brian.
 
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I can also recommend armaplate's. They go over the orignal lock as stainless steel plate with a plate inside the door this forms a triple-barrier. So if you have been screwdrivered the plate will cover the damage, will also stop it happening again. No need for new keys and pricing very similar to the Hykee Replock.

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When I chatted through with Paul Chase of Van-Locked - before buying the replacement locks - he advised me that you cannot fit both Armaplate and the Hykee Replocks (my ideal choice !), it has to be one or the other!

Apparently, Armaplate is made to fit around the FIAT lock, the Hykee Replock is of marginally larger diameter, so won't "snuggle-in" the Armaplate.

Armaplate is great for covering any bodywork damage if "screw-drivering" has been done to the outside of the lock cylinder; mine was "screwdrivered" down the lock barrel, unfortunately. So you need to pick the right item, depending on the damage you been "gifted" !

Nonetheless, for me a great result for just on 200 fitted, much less than half the price of the FIAT replacement lock set.

Brian.
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