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This is the EX model, near top of the line, with NO glove box lock? :eek:
I've never remembered not having a glove box lock on any vehicle I ever had in 50yrs of driving? Even the cheapest junkers had one :rolleyes:
 

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This forum needs a whining thread and directions to use...........
 

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IMO glove box locks are the biggest waste of time/inconvenience items ever added to a car.
Lock the glove box, then fumble with the keys (scratching the plastic lid) to open it to get something out. Some goon breaks into your car - just another item that needs to be replaced because he has ripped it open, damaging it and the dashboard, with minimal effort.

Take your valuables with you - don't leave them in the car (glove box). In 50 years of driving, haven't you learnt that lesson?
 

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Ummm... lock your car ;)
 

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Whine,,,Whine,,,Whine!,,, Well, I guess I can't get a straight answer to this simple question,,, just a bunch of wiseazz remarks!

Apparently then it's not a stock factory, or optional item. It would be nice if it was. I just find this hard to believe? I had one on my 2010 Tucson, until it was recently totaled. I always kept my ins. card, & reg. in there,,, and sometimes my diabetes meds. and still lock my doors as well.

imay, I guess I still haven't "learnt" my lesson :rolleyes: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
 

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try talking to the dealer maybe they can order a glove compartment door/lock with your key combination.
 

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@ MikDee - Hey man, no offence intended. I have had lockable glove box lids previously and I honestly found them to be more of a pain in the butt than an asset.
The break-in scenario - I've known people who have had this happen and what should/could have been only a broken side window replacement, ended up costing them heaps for dashboard repairs (that were never the same as original!).
Also, I know things may be different over here, but I never, never, never leave anything in my car with my name and address on it - locked glove box or not. If someone breaks into your car and gets your address . . . you obviously aren't home either. Thanks, I'll help myself to your house contents, as well!
 

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Officer to motorist: "Registration please." Motorist: "I don't have it with me." Officer: "Here's your citation." Not such a good idea. Also, just because you're not home when someone breaks into your car doesn't mean that you live by yourself. Car burglars probably make that evaluation if/when they consider driving over to your house. Personally, and suppose I'm in the minority, I don't leave anything valuable in my car and I leave the doors unlocked, my thought being that it saves me the cost of repairing a broken window when someone wants to see what's in my car and finds nothing after the break-in. Of course I'm makng a leap of faith to think that a burglar will try to open a door before trying to get in some other way.
 

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Kia does not offer a lock cyl for the glove box for any Sportage, 2011 and up. imay said it best.........you lock your glove box, if someone breaks in they will brake the glove box door clean off, very easily. Now you even MORE damage to your car.
 

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Lol, I said the same thing when we took it on our first road trip and went to put the GPS in there.
LOL!,,, I guess I was more surprised, then anything else but, so be it ^_^
 

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Kia does not offer a lock cyl for the glove box for any Sportage, 2011 and up. imay said it best.........you lock your glove box, if someone breaks in they will brake the glove box door clean off, very easily. Now you even MORE damage to your car.
cobra i have the EX 2011 and my glove compartment is lockable. If what you say is true how would i change my lock/clove compartment lid if it would be needed?
 

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cobra i have the EX 2011 and my glove compartment is lockable. If what you say is true how would i change my lock/clove compartment lid if it would be needed?
Maybe this is one of the EU/Gen market differences as well.

When changing from my Gen2 Sportage to my Gen3 this was an item I noticed as well as missing cup holders in the back seat floor.
 

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I've a glove box lock. I've never had one before. It's funny, because the lid is more likely to fall off than protect my oil change receipt.

It's strange when an old car has more features than a new car. That said, considering the glove box lock isn't a safe, I'm trying to imagine its purpose. If you're driving Sportage as a Taxi, it could protect documents/items from patrons' vomit. Or if you're driving children to and from school, you could keep your in-car pornography hidden (and chilled).
 

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That said, considering the glove box lock isn't a safe, I'm trying to imagine its purpose. If you're driving Sportage as a Taxi, it could protect documents/items from patrons' vomit. Or if you're driving children to and from school, you could keep your in-car pornography hidden (and chilled).
:D:D:D
Thanks - my morning dose of humor!
 

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I've been testing new Hyundai Santa Fe and smiled when I saw the glovebox lock and got immediatelly reminded about this topic :)

p.s. new Santa Fe is crap compared to Sportage. Too crowded inside, lousy design on most of the stuff. Only good this is 2.2 engine and a lot more space in the trunk. Otherwise sucky drive, especially on the offroad. Not to even start with other hickups.
 

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I've had glove box locks on older vehicles, but since purchasing two Kia's there have been no locks, but in retrospect I never really made any use of it, just another key to carry around and then you hope you didn't loose it, then my last old vehicle the key broke in the lock and had to dismantle it all anyway.
I guess it could be handy at times.
 

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Thanks - my morning dose of humor!
Humor? So where do you keep your in-car pornography then?

I was working on my car, and noticed my lockable glovebox lid is held on by ~5 Phillips (+) screws. Apparently a screwdriver-equipped thief could steal not only my locked oil-change receipt, but my entire dash.
 

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Who cares? Who puts anything worth locking up inside a glovebox that isn't worth not having with you or putting in your wallet?
 

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Just think of it this way... If the person can break into a locked car, how hard is it to break into a plastic glove box. The earlier post is defiantly correct, having a locked glove box would cause more damage to the owner either way if there is worth stealing in the glove box it one less thing to have fix.
 
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