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Unread 05-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GatorsUF View Post
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).

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Unread 05-29-2010, 04:33 PM   #17
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I should probably reword my last post, I don't have locks on my doors. I had to change my ignition when I got the jeep since it didn't require a key to start it. so now the tailgate and the ignition don't match. I only have two keys on my keychain so I am fine with another key but the locksmith wanted $70 to make one. I am fine with either a new key or I can just figure out how to get my cylinder apart so I can rekey it. I just don't care so much to pay $50 for 3 cylinders when I only have a spot for 1, but I do appreciate the responces.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 02:48 AM   #18
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here is a video i made on keying all locks the same.

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i'm not good on forums, so we'll see if the video embedded itself

also, shop around. i've been to locksmiths that will make a master for $20
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