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Unread 06-23-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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Removing center console lock cylinder from latch cylinder

Someone broke into my tj (doors were unlocked parked at my house, they broke the lock on center console and stole my ray bans ) and now i need to replace the latch so that i can take my top off for summer. I know the latch isnt really that good of a security measure (obviously, given my previous experience ) but there is no way i'm going to pay 400 bucks for a tuffy. I took out the whole lock unit and now i can't figure out how to get the lock cylinder out of the latch cylinder. Help? Thanks

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Unread 06-23-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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mine just kinda falls in and out lol...have u looked into the 7.62 ammo can console mod?
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Unread 06-23-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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mine just kinda falls in and out lol...have u looked into the 7.62 ammo can console mod?
I havn't heard of that mod, how's it look? But yeah, there is no way mine is just fallin out, i've been playin with it for the last hour trying to get it out haha
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Unread 06-24-2009, 01:04 AM   #4
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never taken the one out of the centerconsole but on the glovebox there is a small hole that you can press in a tab on the tumbler to release it. This has to be done in the unlock position. once you press it in you turn the key the opposite way you would to lock it and the tumbler will pull out w/ the key.
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Unread 06-24-2009, 06:54 AM   #5
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My lock was busted on mine when I bought it. I got mine off a guy on ebay for $60 and it was new. It is much more secure and safe, still looks factory, and gives you a new camlock to go in place of the lock cylinder.

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-131-0...le-insert.aspx
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Unread 06-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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First off, don't keep anything in your Jeep that you actually want to keep. Security on these vehicles are absolutely laughable when thieves can simply unzip a window to get in. To say nothing of when the top is down. Even with a tuffy I'd be hesitant since locks can be picked.

Anyways.

Last night I took the lock cylinder apart on my center console, it's all pretty easy if you just look at how everything fits together.
  1. Remove latch cylinger from console lid

  2. Look at the side of the latch cylinder body under the trim ring, you'll see a slot running 2/3 of the latch body and in the slot you'll see a small catch / tab. Press the tab in with a flat bladed screw driver and the lock cylinder should come right out.

  3. Becareful, though, as soon as the lock cylinder comes out, the plunger for the ramped catch (the part that actually catched the consol body) comes up enough that the spring loaded catch will come out. It doesn't fly out, but it'll come out. So keep a good grip on the latch cylinder body and the catch as you take the lock cylinder out.

  4. While you have everything apart, might as well clean the innards. Any dust or grit that gets in there and it binds up the mechanism.



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Unread 06-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #7
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I'm coming up blank. I've read your directions probably 20 times, and looked at the cylinder probably 400 times. If you could post a picture of the catch/tab that would be really helpful. I swear i'm not retarded haha
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Unread 06-24-2009, 08:16 PM   #8
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Unread 06-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #9
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I'm coming up blank. I've read your directions probably 20 times, and looked at the cylinder probably 400 times. If you could post a picture of the catch/tab that would be really helpful. I swear i'm not retarded haha
I checked my FSM and the depiction of the console lock cylinder looks different that what I had in my hand. here's a cut from the FSM I "found" some place. And a drawing I did of what my lock cylinder looked like.

Keep in mind I'm trying to remember exactly what my lock cylinder looked like. The catch latch could be rotated in relation to the slot and release tab. But look for a long, narrow slot running parallel to the body of the cylinder housing. The upper end of the slot just under the flanger should have a slight ramped portion that is the catch itself. Press a screw driver blade into the slot just under the flange to release. Might need to work the lock cylinder a bit to get it out. Mine had a lot of grit in there but it only took about 30 - 45 sec of wiggling with the release tap pressed in.



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Unread 06-26-2009, 11:15 PM   #10
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yeah, my lock is way different from the one in the diagram. I think i'm just going to swallow my pride and bring it into the jeep dealership and ask them how to do it. Thanks anyways though
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Unread 06-27-2009, 12:01 PM   #11
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The lock should be the same as on my 97. I did a write up to help out some other people on this forum. Click HERE!
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Unread 06-27-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
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its actually as easy as it's written. I didnt read no manual, or online blog, I just did like it was written.

Took the lid off the console, started removing screws. Took all the parts and let them soak in PB Blaster. Wiped it all down and put back together. WOW what a difference!! It opened better unlike before no more sticking or not working.

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