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How does that secure in the console? Will it be able to resist someone trying to open it? Those bolts look a bit like knuckle busters.
The bolts screw into the sides of the console to hold it in place. It fits in there tightly and it has to be forced in all the way before the bolts are put in. The bolts are raised by a boss and are screwed in all the way. I see what you mean about the bolts being knuckle busters but it hasn’t been a problem.
 
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Savannah, GA, USA
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The bolts screw into the sides of the console to hold it in place. It fits in there tightly and it has to be forced in all the way before the bolts are put in. The bolts are raised by a boss and are screwed in all the way. I see what you mean about the bolts being knuckle busters but it hasn’t been a problem.
For some reason I expected there to be a bolt on the bottom that went into the frame that's all. I still think I will still pick this up. Seems like a good place to store the wheel lock and my 911 when I can't take it with me.

Looks good!
 
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Whittier, CA, USA
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Vehicle specific locking safe and used my Ford Pass points. There are cutouts so the inside light still illuminates. It took less than five minutes to install.


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I installed the console safe also. I went online and purchased some rubber/plastic caps to slip over the bolts so I don't scratch my hands or the items I put in the console.
 
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I installed the console safe also. I went online and purchased some rubber/plastic caps to slip over the bolts so I don't scratch my hands or the items I put in the console.
Good idea. I’m not sure why they didn’t just eliminate the standoff, use shorter bolts and screw them in flush to the sides. Probably because the bolts need to be self drilling and are the shortest available.
 
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Hi, I like this safe installation. I would be concerned with the bolt heads scratching items or my hands too. Why not switch them out for flat head screws after the drilling is done? Cheers.
 
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Hi, I like this safe installation. I would be concerned with the bolt heads scratching items or my hands too. Why not switch them out for flat head screws after the drilling is done? Cheers.
There are stand offs/bosses inside of the vault that are threaded and welded to the inside of the vault. That’s what you see in the picture and the head of the screw tightens down flush with the top of the boss. The hole goes all the way through the vault and when the screw is threaded through that boss, it hits the inside of the console and self drills itself through the console, threads into it and secures the vault. That boss limits how far the screw will thread into the console; otherwise it would come out the other side. All those screws do is hold it in place so it can’t be lifted out. The best option will be to put rubber caps over them, which I have and will do.
 
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You could cut off both bosses once you have the holes made using those self tapping screws and screw in a very short 1/4 or 3/8 inch screw and screw it down flush. The vault pushes down into the console space very tight and like I said earlier, those screws aren’t supporting anything, they just lock the vault into the space.
 
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