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Old 11-09-2017, 05:47 PM
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Default Anyone know how to disassemble a door lock?

This is off of a lift up hatch on a 74 FJ40 hard top, but all of the Toyota door lock cylinders I've seen are the same basic assembly. I'm trying to re-code it because I don't have the original key.

Usually you remove the stuff off the back of the cylinder, pick the lock and leave it in an unlocked position and the cylinder comes out the front. This one will not, I can spin the cylinder freely, but it will not come out. Any idea on the secret to getting these Toyota locks apart?
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:25 AM
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I figured it out. and there isn't a non destructive way that I can see to do it. The cap on the back of the lock cylinder has a slot with a small pin somehow set inside the cylinder that rides in the slot. There's no way I could see to extract it, so I had to grind it off.

Putting it back together will require drilling a small hole where the pin was, and inserting a roll lock pin. Hope this helps someone in the future. Now I just need to find a #6 cylinder and I can make my tailgate key match my door key.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:34 PM
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I went through something like that on the rear hatch of an FJ60. One of the the tumblers broke inside so the lock was non functional. The assembly is crimped together. With some careful cutting and bending I was able to disassemble it and remove the broken part. I was able to assemble and recrimp it into working order with one less tumbler in it.
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I just cheated and took my cylinders to dire's lock and key and had them rekey them
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On 70's vintage, you can't even get most of the key blanks let alone matching cylinder parts anymore.
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I went through something like that on the rear hatch of an FJ60. One of the the tumblers broke inside so the lock was non functional. The assembly is crimped together. With some careful cutting and bending I was able to disassemble it and remove the broken part. I was able to assemble and recrimp it into working order with one less tumbler in it.
Having 3 whole tumblers in the original lock was overkill anyway, I'm sure 2 tumblers is just as secure.
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Having 3 whole tumblers in the original lock was overkill anyway, I'm sure 2 tumblers is just as secure.
On my '71, before my 4 speed swap, I would periodically just leave the keys in the ignition when I'd go to a store or whatnot, how many people would know what to do with 3 on the tree?
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