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Old 05-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Bestop Underseat Lockbox

So I'm trying to install my passenger underseat storage box on my 2007 2dr which it says it will fit... However there is a big metal bracket with several plugs mounted under the seat.... Which is preventing the box from sliding in.

Anyone else have this issue?

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Well I installed the drivers side model and I had to move the plugs out of the way. They are just tied to the bar or maybe has a push pin. Either way just move it out of the way. There's plenty of slack.

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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What's odd is that they plugs appear to be connected into the harness itself. It's hard to see because its under the seat. I wonder if its because in have power windows?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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The instructions say to remove the bracket, remove the plugs from the bracket and slide them out of the way. There is enough slack, and they should have provided zip ties to te attache the plugs to the seat. Did it with my 4dr jk and no problems.
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I hope this is not a hijack and is intended to be but does anyone know of a "better" lock for the Bestop box? The box is fine but that lock could stand improvement.
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The instructions say to remove the bracket, remove the plugs from the bracket and slide them out of the way. There is enough slack, and they should have provided zip ties to te attache the plugs to the seat. Did it with my 4dr jk and no problems.
It only says you need to do this on the 2011+ and the bracket I am seeing is different the ones in the instructions for those years. Mine is a 2007.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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There are 2 screws to remove and the bracket comes off. Then just zip tie the wire harnesses to the seat mounts. Make sure they can still move good before you tighten the zip ties. Adjust the seat back and forth after the box install. You can't use one if you have an underseat box, like a power invertor.
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I hope this is not a hijack and is intended NOT to be but does anyone know of a "better" lock for the Bestop box? The box is fine but that lock could stand improvement.
sorry
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:53 PM   #9
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Don't be sorry! I agree with you on this. The lock is awful and it takes me like 5 tries to get it locked.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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Just installed mine in a 2008 4dr and it fits and works great!!!'
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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After looking around I found this Prime Products 18-3020 5/8" Ace Key Cam Lock : Amazon.com : Automotive and ordered one. I'll let you know how it works.
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So frustrated... I don't see any torx screws and the bracket looks likes its part of the entire seat bracket itself. It doesn't appear to be an independent piece I can remove.
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The screws are attached to the seat brackets. I think they were torx heads.
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The screws are attached to the seat brackets. I think they were torx heads.
Thanks but see above
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I hope this is not a hijack and is intended to be but does anyone know of a "better" lock for the Bestop box? The box is fine but that lock could stand improvement.
Mine's a 2010 but should have the same design as yours. I didn't have to move anything...

And yes, the lock is shit. I had to drill out the first one because the key wouldn't fully seat into the lock. The replacement lock Bestop sent wouldn't work once I installed it. They're sending me a different version of the lock.

If that doesn't work, I'll check out that link.
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Mine's a 2010 but should have the same design as yours. I didn't have to move anything...

And yes, the lock is shit. I had to drill out the first one because the key wouldn't fully seat into the lock. The replacement lock Bestop sent wouldn't work once I installed it. They're sending me a different version of the lock.

If that doesn't work, I'll check out that link.
Thanks but I can't get it in with this bracket there.. It def has to be removed. I have been researching with no luck on how and if it can be taken out.. I may end up having to return the box which sucks.
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I googled pics and the bracket I am seeing is definitely not the same one that the 2011+ have. I have been researching all weekend online and in this as well as other Jeep forums and can't find any information on what this is for and how/if I can remove it.

Anyone?
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I have a 2013 so cannot offer an answer, but you might just unbolt the seat from the rail to get full access and then see if you can remove whatever is there, cutting it out if it won't compromise safety. In the 2013 all brackets under the seat bolt on and are easily removed.
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I installed the lock mentioned in the link above. It is better than the stock lock but could be better. Perhaps someone can find one even better?
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My daughter's Wrangler had that same bracket without any screws. I removed the seat bolts, shoved the seat over on it's side and broke the bracket off the seat. Just bend it and keep moving it back and forth until it snaps off.

Change the lock on the box. Bestop, at the time I bought mine and my daughter's, they only had 3 different keys for all the boxes.
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My daughter's Wrangler had that same bracket without any screws. I removed the seat bolts, shoved the seat over on it's side and broke the bracket off the seat. Just bend it and keep moving it back and forth until it snaps off.

Change the lock on the box. Bestop, at the time I bought mine and my daughter's, they only had 3 different keys for all the boxes.
I was thinking the same.. I was moving it and it seems like it would snap off easy. Did you zip tie the wires? Thanks for the advice!
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I was thinking the same.. I was moving it and it seems like it would snap off easy. Did you zip tie the wires? Thanks for the advice!
No, I would have but I couldn't find any zip ties. Never got around to doing after I picked up some more.
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Are you having the same issue? I still haven't figured it out.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:04 AM   #25
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I installed a Bestop Underseat Lockbox on my 2007 JK and it fit perfectly. I removed the driver seat screws, raised up the seat a bit and slid the lockbox in with absolutely no trouble. Everything went back together smooth as silk...all in about 15 minutes. My lock and key work perfectly as well, although I do sometimes have to "fiddle" with the key a bit so that it fits perfectly.

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