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Center Console Safe/Lock Box

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Tusa123, Nov 7, 2023.

  1. Nov 7, 2023 at 10:37 PM
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    Tusa123

    Tusa123 [OP] New Member

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    I’ve been wavering on the OEM Toyota console safe but the combo knob looks cheap and the other combo options out there suck equally and are just as expensive.

    I found this inexpensive option on Amazon and bought it hoping the existing hole would be standard tube cam lock, good news, it is! There are a number of alternative lock options to fit that hole from barrel key, electronic, etc. so $120 (safe) + $10-$100 (lock) you’re still about $200 cheaper than OEM.

    https://a.co/d/6Ixtr6V
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D3LROZ6

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  2. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:07 AM
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    911turbo

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    Those safes are terrible. The locks are terrible. The numeric roll is awful. Get yourself the oem box. It’s very good. Can often find them used on Facebook marketplace for 100-200.
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:21 AM
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    tundramh

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    What are people using these for when the truck is locked up? You still get a broken window. I had one in an old wrangler but that's because everything was easily accessible. Do I get one of these only because it's an available accessory?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:28 AM
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    FAS1 Safe is the answer you seek. That is all.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:33 AM
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    I use it as a temporary gun safe when parked.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2023 at 3:37 AM
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    pursuit2550

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    I have the OEM safe in my 2020. I can say that it's well worth the money. Has number and key lock. Mine came installed from Toyota in my configured model. I have no experience with the Amazon safe. I would be weary like another member stated.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2023 at 5:20 AM
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  8. Nov 8, 2023 at 8:39 AM
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    Tough crowd. 911turbo the point was to ditch the lock and replace it with a better quality one. I don’t need an impenetrable safe. I need something to keep my firearm accessible but safe from the kids and snatch n grabs. If I need to park long term I have a much more secure safe under the seat. But that’s not really accessible or realistic to grab each time. This was just a far cheaper option to accomplish what I need than spending $400 with Toyota.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2023 at 1:46 PM
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    I initially purchased the one you linked and had to return it. Quality wasn’t there for me. I found a slightly used Toyota oem safe for $100 and it works perfectly. Much better route.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:13 PM
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    Bailey1794

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    i would go with the OEM takeoff over the Amazon safe.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2023 at 2:29 PM
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    Tusa123

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    It sounds like OEM is the way to go here. Does anyone have any issues with the dial? When I’ve had these in prev trucks the dials were sticky and highly inaccurate. I think that’s why I’m hesitant to go with OEM but more and more it sounds ok.

    To that end, anyone want to sell me theirs?
     
  12. Nov 8, 2023 at 11:26 PM
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    Sixty9Four20

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    I didn’t spend the money to just swap out stuff.
    The OEM safe is not even enclosed on all sides. Anyone can just pry it out of the plastic console with a crowbar or large flathead breaking through. It’s not a surefire way to protect something; it’s just to reduce smash and grabs that don’t have effort put into them.

    No issues with dial, works fine. Put your insurance/registration in there so thieves don’t just easily have your registered address and info.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2023 at 9:27 PM
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    Thanks for all the responses. Quick update for future viewers and to close out this thread.

    The kind folks on this thread were correct. I found and have installed the OEM safe and it’s made much better than I thought it would have been. The dials on the combo are crisp and don’t float around. The barrel lock is equally high quality. This isn’t Fort Knox but for $100 used it’s certain to accomplish my goals for it.

    If someone wants what’s in it they will get in. It’s a 3 digit combo…This is perfect for those smash and grab scenarios. One note, if you’re locking up some coins and a $30 set of sunglasses just leave them out and leave the safe unlocked. If someone wants into the safe they will have to tear apart your center console; I can’t even imagine the cost to repair.

    Thanks again y’all!
     
  14. Mar 6, 2024 at 6:15 AM
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    I just pulled the trigger and went with the console vault. Someone mentioned in another thread that it was better for the higher trim models with the sliding tray. FYI, Console Vault offers a 10% discount for military and first responders.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:35 AM
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    I got an OEM one I'm trying to get rid of but I haven't hit my 50 message mark yet to post in Marketplace. I'll wait until then to post it the OEM one is very nice.
     
  16. Mar 6, 2024 at 4:31 PM
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  17. Mar 6, 2024 at 9:48 PM
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    I have the OEM safe but I bought it used from dealer and don’t have code however I have the key.

    is there a way to find out the code or over write it with the key ?
     
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