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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Lock cylinders

Does anyone know if the lock cylinders for the ignition are interchangeable between the YJ years. I have an 87 with the GM style lock cylinder and I want to do the newer style double sided key. I am replacing my tailgate lock cylinder because I dont have a key to it. The new replacement comes with a newer style key. Long story short I would like to use the same key for both and if I can use a newer style key in the ignition I can change the pins to match the tailgate lock cylinder. Thanks.

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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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I believe the will not interchange, but I may be wrong. It's been a while since I've those columns apart.


Why not just replace the tailgate lock cylinder with the same style as is currently in place? Or take the lock cylinder to a locksmith and have them fit a key to the existing lock?

You say you can change the pins to match the tailgate cylinder. You have the rekeying kit? They're generally not available to the general public.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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Well, for one I hate my GM key, dont ask.. its just preference. Tumblers are availible to purchase on the internet or you can purchase parts from your local lock smith.

I watched this video and it seems super easy to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uv3GOfrWG4&feature=youtu.be
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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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Bump. Anyone know for sure? I have read other places yes, but know one had said they had actually done it .
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Why not call a locksmith to make sure. The lockcylinder is definitely diffeent but that doesnt mean it will not work in the older column. They will definitely know for sure. Post back.
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