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LOST my keys, about to go to work. HELP!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ERdept, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I lost my keys to the gas cap, and the other locking stuff on the truck including the reciever hitch, spare tire, etc.

    But, I have the spare ignition key.


    But, I need to go to work and the tank's low, I need to get gas SOON.


    What can I do fellers to get into the tank?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    call a lock smith..or punch a hole in it with a screwdriver and unlock it ,,then just buy a new cap
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did you know this from your past career?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    Try a different key in the gas cap, they use really cheap locks and when I had one on my old truck several unrelated keys worked to unlock it.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    No ive just watched to much COPS on tv ;)
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    i'd drill it out
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Try a large pair of channel lock pliers and squeeze real tight while turning. It will either bust or turn off.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    I dont think I would drill it out. Lets say you do and you drill a little to far and you end up punching through the cap thus getting shreds of plastic and metal down in your tank. I dont think I would go at it w/channel locks...just does not sound like a good thing to do...Try other keys,being that these locks are kind of cheap, or get a lock smith, Good luck,
     
  9. Mar 22, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    Not with an electric drill:bananadead:
     
  10. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    ERdept

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    Channel locks do not work. It turns in either direction, either tighter till it clicks or just spins.

    But a screw driver in the key hole and a left AND right twist allowed me to unscrew it easily.


    FYI
     
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