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Fiat Cab Door Locks - Alternatives !
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 !