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Fuel door lock replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cooperoso, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Cooperoso

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    Hi,

    The Fuel door lock on my Tacoma stopped working. Can anyone tell me where to best get a new lock or another way I can fix this problem? I disassembled the lock so I could reliably fill the tank and my door swings open every time I park.

    Thanks for any help,

    C
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    07trd4x4

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    Duct tape!?!?!
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    i just got my taco and my door/ignition key didnt work so i had to break the back tab of the lock...

    Anyone know a good replacement?

    Toyota dealership = $75.23 for lock replacement assembly
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    I just used a magnet and put it on the interior of my gas tank door and it stayed shut... they are super easy to replace if you try to replace the lock cylinder
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    i'd measure it and go to either a locksmith and have him order one or a hardware store and look for a replacement
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    I know they are super easy to replace but just finding one is what concerns me, i will pop mine off and see what i can figure out (googles: tacoma, washington locksmith)
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    also when you say it doesnt work what do you mean? do you mean it wont turn? did you try to spraying it with wd40? and i know that not all my door keys will work in it maybe try your spare door key? idk just a thought
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    I got one key with the truck... and it doesnt work, only in the doors/ignition, belive me i tryed different depths, angles, degrees, no go on key, i was stranded at a gas pump with no gas and needed a fix then...
     
  11. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    I will be trying the magnet first then the replacement Cylinder and key set.

    C
     
  12. Aug 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    Reviving an old thread here.

    I have the same problem on my 98.

    The tab is already broken so now the door just swings freely. Ive also seen that the 2001-2004 fuel doors are the same type/style as the 2nd gens. Has anybody tried putting this fuel door assembly on the pre 2001?
     
  13. Aug 19, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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    not to advance your old revival but the 01-04 has a plastic tab that the door latches on to (spring clip) so you could replace the entire door/interior filler piece (not the neck just the plastic piece)
     
  14. Aug 19, 2014 at 6:49 AM
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    yea thats what im looking at. i inspected mine and i see all that holds it in is 4 philips head screws. just wondering if anybody has tried this, hopefully toyota will sell me one already color matched
     
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    Try getting a master key made and use that. $20 at dealership. Could be old key is worn and doesn't bring pins down and lock cylinder is fine.
     
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    I found having to unlock it every time was really annoying. 2 seconds to fix it.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    Lock_Cylinder.jpg
    Took door lock cylinder apart to clean tumblers and didn't notice where spring was. This is a pic of after I put it back together. Just wondering if anyone knows if this is the correct placement of the spring. Thanks.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    WD-40 with alot of movement - worked for me. usually gets stuck with dirt over time.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    My 01 fuel door doesn't even have a lock

    Man my poverty spec keeps getting poorer
     
  20. Nov 16, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    Either does my 04. I use a locking gas cap. Although I've seen thieves just cut the fuel line and drain it that way in certain vehicles.
     
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