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Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by The Wizard, May 4, 2022.

  1. May 4, 2022
    The Wizard

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    I would like my ignition switch to be keyed the same as the other 6 locks on my 1974 CJ5. YES, THE KEY "TYPE" IS COMPATABLE BETWEEN ALL THE LOCKS. How do I remove the ignition lock cylinder so I can "re-key" it to use one key for all locks? This is what I WANT TO DO and no other solution need be suggested!
     
  2. May 4, 2022
    ToddsCJ

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    The best advice I can give you is to take the lock cylinder, and the key to a good locksmith shop, they should be able to make it for you without any issues
     
  3. May 5, 2022
    The Wizard

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    Found the spring latch that locks the cylinder into the housing. Depressed it and the cylinder slid right out.
     
  4. May 5, 2022
    Lockman

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    Now you need a wafer kit to ReKey it properly. Any other way , the bad guys will be able to start it with a screwdriver.
    Good Luck & let us know how you do......
     
  5. May 12, 2022
    The Wizard

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    Success! Locksmith, 20 minutes and $35.00
     
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  6. May 12, 2022
    dvader

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    I am curious, where are the other 6 locks on your 1974 CJ5? I believe there is only the ignition lock on my '74. Thanks!
     
  7. May 17, 2022
    The Wizard

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    Glove box, spare tire, gas can, under hood storage box, under passenger seat tool box and under driver seat box.
    I forgot one. Ammo can center console.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
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  8. May 17, 2022
    Lockman

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    Man O' Man.......'Ol CO. hasn't gotten a Lot more Scary , in the Last 20 years. In Parker , We could leave our Horse's tied to the outside trough, on E.Main Street , Whilst we were at the inside one . :beer:
     
  9. May 17, 2022
    The Wizard

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    I think I need one more lock. The gas can lock only secures the can to the bracket. With gas price today I need something that locks the lid so someone can't open it.
     
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