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Locking gas cap with tether easy mod

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by The hammer, May 5, 2017.

  1. May 5, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    The hammer

    The hammer [OP] Who’s the Wrench?

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    I was a little bored today, and I was looking for something to do and now I'll share with anyone that might be looking to do something similar.

    But first just let me say the following:
    This is not to keep someone from stealing your gas, but rather to deter or delay some jealous low life in the shopping mall from quickly dumping something in your tank.

    Tether from pluming department at homecheapo, under $3 bucks. Tether.jpg

    drill 1/8” hole on corner of gas cap for this size tether bead.

    Push tether bead(s) thru with flat head screw driver or squeeze with pliers and pull it out again
    Tether in cap.jpg

    Fish bead end of tether thru gas door oem tether slot all the way thru other end to rubber stop.

    Lockcapo-tether installed.jpg

    New tether thru.jpg

    Stant 10504 locking gas cap installed.
    You can push more beads down the hole, or install thru upper door slot (on left) to shorten length. Alternatively, you should be able to just cut to length, just to give other ideas.

    New tether thru.jpg

    Cheers!

    Fish-new tether.jpg
    OEM tether.jpg
     
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  2. May 5, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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  3. May 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    The hammer [OP] Who’s the Wrench?

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    Sometimes I like mine slutty :D
     
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  4. May 5, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    Some people these days. ;)
     
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  5. May 5, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    The hammer [OP] Who’s the Wrench?

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    My Cyndi16 likes to get down & dirty and while she's away i hang around with second best toilet bugs!!

    But if ladies is what you like, I Can hook you up with some Chebbies?? Hehe!!
     
  6. Sep 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    billthehiker

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    It looks like the OEM tether can be pried off the gas cap and possibly reused on the locking gas cap. Did you try that or see any problems doing it that way?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    Got the Stant locking cap and made a tether using a piece of weed eater plastic line. Drilled a hole in the handle of the cap, fed the line thru it and tied a knot, then did the same with the hole used for the OEM tether.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    I use the same style for my wallet
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    I'll bet the anal beads make it exciting to pull your wallet out of the prison wallet :D
     
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