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post #1 of 8 Old 01-19-2008, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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When I got my 95 yj awhile ago someone had put on a set of hard-doors. However, the jeep did not come with the door key. I have been reading on the forum about getting the tumblers ground to match the ignition key and that they can do this at a dealership. Do I remove the mechanism from the door and take it in? Or can I just take the whole vehicle in? Estimated cost? It sucks always leaving it unlocked since its my daily driver .

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-19-2008, 08:53 AM
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Why not just order the door locks seperate and put them in.

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Removing the cylinder from the door is half the battle. After that, it is relatively easy. I just did it this past weekend.
1 Remove cylinder
2 Remove c clip and remove lock pawl
3 Remove centering spring
4 Pull center of cylinder out of housing
5 Insert key
6 Use die grinder to smooth off all tumblers that stick out.
7 Re-insert cylinder in housing and make sure it turns with key.
8.Re-assemble in reverse order.

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now thats what Im talking about! New project for this weekend!
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Thanks for the directions. This sounds pretty easy, but i have no idea what some of those words mean. Is there a video of how to do this that anyone has come across?
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Believe me, it becomes pretty obvious when you have the lock cylinder out of the door and sitting on the table in front of you. Since it'll be your first time, take a picture of the spring on the back so you can put it back on the same way. I'd reverse #4 and #5 too. Sometimes a tumbler and its spring can fall out of the core if there isn't a key in it to keep them under pressure.

It's also good practice to make sure there are no burrs on the edges of the tumbler pins, and to give it a good dusting with graphite lock lube before you reassemble it.

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You can also just pull the lock assembly out of one of your doors and take it to a regular locksmith. $12-15 (+ or -) later you will have a key that fits the doors. This is assuming the doors are in fact a pair from the same vehicle.

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You can just pull the lock assembly out of one of your doors and take it to a regular locksmith. $12-15 (+ or -) later you have a key that fits the doors. This is assuming the doors are in fact a pair from the same vehicle.
True that ^

Pre-91 doors use a single edge key similar to those used in old Chevys, and a different key for the ignition. Both the size and shape of the holes in the different year doors are different too (meaning you can't drop a later cylinder into an early door and vice versa - believe me, I once tried).

My '89 has the original hard doors, but it didn't come to me with door keys, only one very worn and cracked ignition key. A local locksmith was able to whip up new keys in less than 20 minutes (it was a slow day I guess) for under $20. Worth every penny, since I didn't even have a blank for the door key.

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