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post #1 of 21 Old 01-13-2008, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Door Lock Cylinder Interchange, Re-Key?

One of my door locks is buggared up from an attempted break in..the dealer wants $45 for one of those little suckers!

Anyone happen to know what the interchange is on these, and if a lock from a salvage yard can be re-keyed to match the rest? I've got an '06 if it matters. I would like to think something like that would be pretty universal across the various models..though most seem to have the locks integrated with the door handle these days.

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you should be able to but the dealer will still have to rekey it

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I think the $45 wouldn't be that bad of a price...
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I think the $45 wouldn't be that bad of a price...
I didn't think it was that bad either, considering for some dealers to make you a new key its like 85.


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you should be able to but the dealer will still have to rekey it
The dealer I went to said they come completely disassembled and they can't/won't key them so I'd have to go to a locksmith as well, likely doubling the price but I haven't checked. Maybe it's something I could tackle myself unless it requires specialized tooling.

As far as the price, I was thinking a pick-n-pull might not even charge for something that small (ie, snag it out of an unusable door since they'd probably want to sell a whole door rather than parts).
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The dealer I went to said they come completely disassembled and they can't/won't key them so I'd have to go to a locksmith as well, likely doubling the price but I haven't checked. Maybe it's something I could tackle myself unless it requires specialized tooling.

As far as the price, I was thinking a pick-n-pull might not even charge for something that small (ie, snag it out of an unusable door since they'd probably want to sell a whole door rather than parts).
Your dealer is retarded, find another one. I've taken removed lock cylinders into my dealer in Irvine several times to get them re-keyed because I'm helping someone swap on full or half doors.

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I haven't looked at the type of locks the wranglers have but..,

If you can see the tumblers from the outside of the cylinder, then when you stick the key in, take a grinder like a dremel or something and grind down the tumblers that are sticking up. This forces the lock to mold to the key. Worked great with Toyota locks.


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Does anyone know if it is the same on the jeep tumblers? Heck I could probably even do that!
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Does anyone know if it is the same on the jeep tumblers? Heck I could probably even do that!
How do you know which one is the correct height to grind the others down to? And, what if one doesn't come up high enough?

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It is easy to pull the lock cylinders out, you could do it yourself in about an hour. I switched the doors from one jeep to another and swapped them out in the living room. Just take the panel off and it is pretty self explanatory, getting it re-keyed shouldn't be a big deal at all. hth

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When I bought my Jeep, the passenger side lock was messed up, what's it take to get the lock cylinder out, and to reinstall? Would by nice to be able to unlock that side rather than having to go through drivers side all the time.
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How do you know which one is the correct height to grind the others down to? And, what if one doesn't come up high enough?
It doesnt matter if the pins dont come up high enough.. The ones that extend above the cylinder are the ones that matter... I worked in different stealership parts depts for years.. We swapped out pins all the time (no charge) and never worried about short pins..

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How do you know which one is the correct height to grind the others down to? And, what if one doesn't come up high enough?
Put the key in and you will know which ones are too high...

Does anyone know what year they changed the GM style key (single side) to the double sided key?
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somewhere in 92 on the key change i think
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