Originally Posted by GatorsUF
Ok, I got the cylinder out of the Jeep, but the pins are covered by a sheath. How do I get that off? The only way I could see was to take the black cover off the front/exposed part of the lock. I could do that but it would probably get destroyed....any tricks or what?
I have one key for both full doors, tailgate, and ignition. Bought a set of half doors, so I pulled the cylinders out of the them and had the cylinders changed to match my key. Now one key works for all 5 locks. Cost, 20 bucks at the local locksmith, and I don't have to worry about something not fitting right. I've already got too many other keys on my ring, keeping the number as low as possible was a plus for me.
Take your key in and get the tailgate cylinder made to match your ignition (and your doors if you can/want to as well).