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post #1 of 9 Old 07-24-2010, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Tuffy Security Console Lock

I have a Tuffy Security Center Console for the Wrangler JK. I locked it last night with a bunch of valuable stuff in it, and now it won't unlock. The key won't turn a complete 180degrees and unlock. If I force the key, it will finish spinning the 180degrees, but it won't unlock, it's like the mocking mechanism just spin's without actually unlocking.

I'm 99% sure that there isn't anything behind the lock. The lock locked without a problem last night.

I called tuffy and they suggested drilling out the lock.

I would like to avoid drilling the lock out.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help!

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-24-2010, 06:28 AM
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Drilling it is the only way I can think of
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-24-2010, 08:21 AM
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If there was another method besides drilling, that would mean the Tuffy isn't all that secure... but it is. My bet is the lock nut or something close by wasn't tightened properly or something has popped up from inside the console to block it. I had three different Tuffy products in my last TJ and none ever gave me any locking/unlocking problems unless something I had placed inside of one of the boxes had moved into the way.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-26-2010, 08:50 AM
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You do have to drill it.

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I would give the cylinder a couple taps with a small hammer and try again. Maybe some lubricant. Don't beat the thing to death but just enough to move things around hopefully. Maybe it's just gummed up? I mean, if you're going to ruin the cylinder with a drill you might as well exhaust any other options you have.

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I would give the cylinder a couple taps with a small hammer and try again. Maybe some lubricant. Don't beat the thing to death but just enough to move things around hopefully. Maybe it's just gummed up? I mean, if you're going to ruin the cylinder with a drill you might as well exhaust any other options you have.
You can try whatever you want but having gone thru this, you have to drill it out. It's not the locknut. If the whole cylinder is turning it's probably the screw that secures the tab that flips over and locks. If that tab's come off it has nothing to stop it from just spinning. Tuffy will send you a new lock for about $25.00 and they will tell you the trick to open it once you've drilled out the lock. It will not just open up after you drill it, which is another benefit of the Tuffy products. With the lock drilled out, it's still not easy to open.

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Try a locksmith?
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 08:29 AM
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Try a locksmith?
That would cost more than getting a new lock.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 08:37 AM
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If you think that something may have shifted and blocked the lock, take the Jeep for a ride off-road to jostle things around a bit. Worst case scenario, you still have to drill it out, but you got to go off-roading
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