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Unread 01-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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How to remove the door lock cylinders on a TJ?

I just got myself some full hard doors and now all I need to do is get them keyed. I spoke with the dealer and they said they'd re-key the old cylinder to match my ignition key for free but I'd have to bring them just the cylinders and not the whole door. I pulled off my panel to try to remove the lock cylinders but couldn't even tough them... How in the world do I remove those? Please reply as descriptive as possible as I have never tackled this particular area on my Jeep yet. Thanks for the help!

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Unread 01-09-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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yeah i feel your pain



FULL DOOR LOCK CYLINDER
REMOVAL
(1) Remove trim panel.
(2) Peel back waterdam.
(3) Disconnect lock cylinder to latch rod.
(4) Remove lock cylinder retaining clip.
(5) Remove the lock cylinder from the door.

INSTALLATION
(1) Install the lock cylinder in the door.
(2) Install lock cylinder retaining clip.
(3) Connect lock cylinder to latch rod.
(4) Secure the waterdam to the door.
(5) Install trim panel.


It's a total pain to get out and install the retaining clip. Good pair of needlenose, lots of light, and a triple jointed mutant arm will get you by as you try to navigate through the insanely positioned small access holes on the inside of the door.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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Ouch... Thank you!
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Unread 01-10-2009, 12:47 AM   #4
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and a triple jointed mutant arm will get you by as you try to navigate through the insanely positioned small access holes on the inside of the door.
No kidding on the triple jointed mutant arm... did they really expect a human to get that cylinder out easily? Thanks for the help though! Without it, I'd be prying it out with a screw driver for sure!
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Unread 01-30-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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anyone know where i could get another retaining clip for the lock cylinder? possible part #?
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Unread 01-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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anyone know where i could get another retaining clip for the lock cylinder? possible part #?
if it's anywhere it would be in there

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2662774/Je...-Parts-Catalog
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Unread 01-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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anyone know where i could get another retaining clip for the lock cylinder? possible part #?
Any auto parts store should have them. They're rather generic.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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Has anybody been able to find a write-up with pictures for removing the full door lock cylinder? I can't find one for the life of me..
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Unread 03-19-2009, 04:11 PM   #9
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I ended up removing the glass and the regulator assembly in mine before I could get my fat hand in there with a loooong needle nose plier. It is no fun but you can do it if you remain calm.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #10
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Bump for help
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Unread 11-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #11
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Heres the inside of the door, now how do I get the cylinder out? Thanks!

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Unread 11-03-2009, 07:02 PM   #12
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grab that rusty piece of metal under the glass guide rail ,and pull toward the front of the door, that will free the cyl ,now push it out the front side, it looks like u already have the little rod end loose,
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Unread 11-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #13
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You are awesome!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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Unread 11-03-2009, 08:12 PM   #14
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hey just glad i could help
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Unread 08-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #15
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This is a bit of an old thread.

However, I just found it on a search and it answered my question. Gotta love this forum!!

The picture was especially helpful, as I did not know what I was looking for.

FWIW, I was able to use a pry bar against the window channel (window up) to pop it out. It went in by hand.
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