Console Vault now made for the twins - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Console Vault now made for the twins

Finally a fantastic reputable gun and/or otherwise safe is custom made for the twins! I cannot wait to order (as soon as my Canyon comes from the factory).
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Finally a fantastic reputable gun and/or otherwise safe is custom made for the twins! I cannot wait to order (as soon as my Canyon comes from the factory).
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Got one. Waiting to install. Will post pics. I've installed 2 in Tahoes already. Very sturdy construction. Twins console shape is a little strange, but very deep.

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Got one. Waiting to install. Will post pics. I've installed 2 in Tahoes already. Very sturdy construction. Twins console shape is a little strange, but very deep.
Thank you! Cannot wait for the truck and to do the install.
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Got one. Waiting to install. Will post pics. I've installed 2 in Tahoes already. Very sturdy construction. Twins consoles shape is a little strange, but very deep.
Any pics yet?
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Any pics yet?
No not yet. Haven't found time to do the install. The seats have to be removed and the console side plates removed to attach the vault.

The Tahoe model only attached to the bottom screws already holding the console to the floor. Much quicker install than ours.

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Def need pics!!

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does it have the slot for the usb port?
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Does it take up all of the space in the console?

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Does it take up all of the space in the console?

Yes. It has a cutout portion that allows the ridge that the ports are located on to protrude into the vault. For the record, I don't plan on posting every detail on the net to show the bad guys how to defeat it. I will post an honest review whenever I get around to installing it and living with it for a week or so.


I will say it is a quality part and that the security is decent enough to keep anyone out of it unless they have stolen the truck and have unlimited time to open it.


The Tahoe units had approximately 1.5 inches above the vault door when the outer console door was closed. You could still keep some items, cell phone on top of the vault door and still close the console lid. I expect the Colorado/Canyon vault to be the same. They offer a key lock, and a 3 number or 4 number combination lock.

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does it have the slot for the usb port?
Yes, all the ports are accessible from inside the vault.
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Def need pics!!

You will see some before your truck is delivered

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No not yet. Haven't found time to do the install. The seats have to be removed and the console side plates removed to attach the vault.

The Tahoe model only attached to the bottom screws already holding the console to the floor. Much quicker install than ours.
The Console Vault website says "easy 10 minute installation." I'm guessing that if you have to remove the seats, it's going to take longer than 10 minutes.

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The Console Vault website says "easy 10 minute installation." I'm guessing that if you have to remove the seats, it's going to take longer than 10 minutes.
Tahoe was about 10 minutes. The Twins Vault has side attachment points. I am assuming there are no screws in the bottom of the console interior. To get to the side of the console where the bolts have to go, the console side covers need to be removed. They are large and the seats prevent removal of them.

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So how hard is it to remove the seats? And can't you just put the seat either way forward or way back and access it?

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So how hard is it to remove the seats? And can't you just put the seat either way forward or way back and access it?
Seats are not difficult to remove. You have to do a little moving back and forward to access everything. I pulled the passenger seat already for another project. Be careful with the big electrical connector which has a lock tab on it. I tried removing the console sides with the seats in place and it just won't work for me. Just make sure you have the front hooks engaged properly in the slots before installing the 2 rear bolts.

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Still waiting for pictures as well... I contacted them last month:

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Console Vault Installed

This is going to be as brief as I can post and still talk you through the process. The entire process took 1 hour and half of that was time spent scratching my head trying to make it more difficult than it really was.

All you really need for tools is a drill and drill bits, and a 5/16 wrench or socket.

The SDM module for the airbags is underneath the console, so no drilling, beating, or loud swearing in this location.

1) Pull the rear console trim panel (with the 2 USB ports) straight back to release the 4 spring clips. Unplug the 4 wire connectors.

2) Pull the console shifter trim bezel up and off completely. Same clip attachments.

3) Pull the entire console storage compartment upwards and off. It has 8 clips as seen in the pics. It is not necessary to remove the console arm rest, just open it. Don't lift it up much, just enough for you to get your hand under the USB port to unplug the connector.

4) With the center section on the bench, test fit the vault.

5) Push the vault all the way down and run the supplied screws (drilling point 1/4 x 20 thread) FROM THE INSIDE OF THE VAULT through the nutserts into the plastic just enough to see the console plastic buldge on the outside. You are marking the hole locations for drilling. Remove the screws and remove the Vault. I used a angle drill to drill through from the inside of the console, first, with a 1/8" short bit. Then you can drill out the small holes with a 1/4" bit from the outside.

6) I used my own stainless 1/4" x 20 tpi screws because I did not want the drill bit point of the supplied screws sticking into the console and taking skin and gun metal off every time I reached in there. You will have to size the screw length properly if you want them to be flush on the inside. The nutserts stick out anyway so I found some plastic caps and siliconed them in place to give the job a finished look. I used 2 fender washers behind the bolt heads to get them flush with the nutserts. I think the screw length was around 5/8" to 3/4" long, but I forgot to measure them. I also used blue Locktite because you cannot get to these without removing the center of the console again.

7) Put everything back together and have another beer. Don't forget to plug in the connectors for all the USB ports and back lighter socket.



The vault has all the corner vertical joints cut back for clearance around the Twins raised corners inside the bin. That does not compromise security when it is installed. The outer reinforced console shell and structure is quite robust and super stiff.
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