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Ignition Key Gas Cap Key Confusion

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by The Wizard, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Nov 29, 2018
    The Wizard

    The Wizard Member

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    As the title suggests my ignition key and gas cap key are made on the same blank and sometime when in a hurry I try to start the Jeep with the gas cap key or open the gas cap with the ignition key. I have "notched" the gas cap key but I am not always paying attention. I am wondering if it is possible to 1) to modify either the ignition switch or the gas cap so that one key will operate them both or 2) modify one of the key to act as a "skeleton key". It would be nice to reduce the key ring load by one key. Suggestions?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2018
    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Re-key the gas cap to the ignition key. A lock smith should be able to do it...

    And Lucky...
     
  3. Nov 30, 2018
    Twin2

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    Drill a hole in one of them . works for me :D
     
  4. Nov 30, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Electronic push button ignition in the dash will solve the problem. :sneak:

    The button fit right in the keyed ignition hole without any drilling. If I ever want to go back to a key...All my wiring was done cleanly as not to ruin the stock wiring. (y)
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Nov 30, 2018
    timgr

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    So this works with an rf fob like my Cherokee? Cool!
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2018
    Andy Salagaj

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    Wondering where you purchased this push button switch?
     
  7. Nov 30, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor

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