I have a suitcase onto which I'd like to apply a TSA-approved lock (as it's not having one).

I have bought a TSA-approved lock, and I would also need to replace the zipper's "car", in order to use this lock.

Now my options are very limited, as I couldn't really find suitable zippers.

My zipper is 8mm wide, and easily replacable.

The closest thing I could find is this:

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But it's not available currently.

Do you have any good idea on where could I get these things (preferably online)?

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    You probably don’t need to replace the slider. You could just replace the pull tab, which gives you a lot more options. But locks on a zipper are mostly useless anyway.
    – jcaron
    Commented Nov 9, 2022 at 21:04
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    @jcaron Not that TSA locks are worth anything anyway.
    – Peter M
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 4:40
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    I feel this is an X Y problem. You can easily buy a full set of TSA masterkeys online, or 3D print your own. They present zero deterrent at all to theft. The effort you're going to here is not worthwhile. techcrunch.com/2016/07/27/…
    – MJeffryes
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 11:41
  • The question tries to focus on "where can I buy the whole zipper car+puller". Besides comments has values in a way but not for the question itself.
    – Daniel
    Commented Nov 11, 2022 at 5:57
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    @MJeffryes you could also just puncture the zipper with a simple pen and open the suitcase.
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Nov 11, 2022 at 6:44


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