One of the most practical upgrades for your 2007-2014 GM vehicle is upgrading the base model jumpseat to the upgraded LT style jump seat. In this blog, we cover why you might want to make this upgrade and how to solve the common key issue associated with it.

The Lock Issue and How to Solve It

Once you've installed your new jump seat, a common issue is that your existing key may not work with the new jump seat's lock. Fortunately, there's an easy fix for this, and you won't need to spend extra money or visit a locksmith.

For a detailed guide, you can visit this forum post by "hzhardy".

Step-by-Step Solution

Key Cylinder for GM Jump Seat with keys

The process involves four basic steps:

  1. Remove the lock from the console
  2. Remove the wafers from the lock
  3. Rearrange the wafers so your key fits
  4. Reinstall the lock

This is a fairly straightforward process that may take some time, but it will undoubtedly save you money in the long run.

Why Upgrade to a "LT" Style GM Jump Seat?

07-14 GM Chevy black Jump SeatUpgrading to a 2007-2014 GM jump seat allows for extra seating, making it possible to legally accommodate three people in the front. Not only does this give you more space, but it also comes with some handy features:

  • Three cupholders for added convenience
  • Additional upper storage that stays put even when the seat is flipped
  • A lockable bottom storage bin, ideal for safely stowing your firearm