I would suggest (if you don't get an answer) contacting the seller of the latch for his input. I bought the fix-it-before-it-breaks kit from him and was very satisfied with the quality of his products. I'm sure he has seen this before.Falcon410 said:My top box latch broke on both sides and now I can't open my top box. Can anyone tell me how to open the box without doing worse harm. It looks like I can buy the billet aluminum latch as a replacement but the instructions have you open the top box first.