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Spare tire lock for pre-2012 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nixinus, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Sep 3, 2018 at 12:16 AM
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    Nixinus

    Nixinus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a spare tire lock for my 2010. All the factory spare tire locks say 2012+ for the second gen model. Can anyone confirm that it will work for 2005-2011 as well?

    I don't know if this is the best way to go for locking my spare. Anyone try a cable lock or another brand lock? Interested in seeing your ingenuity!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2018 at 12:18 AM
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  3. Sep 3, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Nixinus

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    Thank you for looking that up. I found that part number but this site said it was superceeded. That new part number is the one that gets listed as being 2012+ on Amazon and other Toyota parts websites.

    I read that there might be a difference in the chain that was used for the spare for 2012+ but I am trying to confirm.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    eherlihy

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    I had a spare tire lock on my 2009. It was removed and not replaced by the dealer when my frame was replaced. I don't miss the spare tire lock at all.

    The old-style spare tire mount had a tire holder that was raised and lowered by a stainless steel cable which wrapped around a spindle that was turned by cranking the handle. The lock was a fitting that prevented installing the jack handle and required that the "key" fitting be used. This fitting was installed near the spindle, in a location that the tire prevented you from circumventing. The whole deal was a PITA.

    The new-style spare tire mount uses a chain instead of the cable. The chain engages with a gypsy (no, not this: [​IMG]
    but this: [​IMG] )that is turned by the handle. It would be EASY to place a paddle lock on the chain if you want a lock.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Nixinus

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    I have the cable style carrier. So I either use the PITA factory lock or buy a cable to wrap around the tire and frame?
     

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