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Roof Top Carrier FAQ: How to lock a Thule Sidekick rooftop carrier

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Roof Top Carrier FAQ: How to lock a Thule Sidekick rooftop carrier

Quick Roof Top Carrier FAQ Answer

The Thule sidekick rooftop carrier comes with two locks that utilize a key to securely lock the carrier from opening when you are away from your car or on the highway driving. The rooftop carrier is locked to your car from the inside of the carrier. The Thule sidekick comes with two keys in case you misplace one, you still can operate your Thule roof top carrier. 

The Thule sidekick key is the size of a normal house key and can be added to your key chain to take with you when you leave the car and items inside your roof top carrier system.

Thule Sidekick Roof Top Carrier Locking Tips

Below are images from the Thule sidekick instruction manual showing how the locks appear on the roof top carrier and how one attaches the locks to the Thule roof top carrier when installing the roof top carrier to your car’s cross rail rack system. 


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Replacement Thule Roof Top Carrier locks and keys

Thule also sells replacement Thule roof rack lock and keys for as little as $15.  To purchase such options, you need to look for the three or four code that appears on the lock itself. This code allows you to match the right replacement key or lock. 

Other Roof Top Carrier Resources

Interested in renting a Thule sidekick ? Check out our rental options here. We offer an assortment of rental Thule options that work on a variety of cars.  Let us help you today. 

Have other roof rack questions? We recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide to Renting a Roof Top Carrier that can help explain the different rooftop rack options that exist out there.

This car top carrier guide will help you get up to speed in general so you can pick the best car top carrier option for your road trip needs. 

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