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Tonneau Locks

Thread in 'Exterior' started by Bill M, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Bill M

    Bill M Member

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    I just bought a used hard tonneau cover for my 01 ST but they did not have the keys to the locks as they forgot to keep one when they sold the truck. Do I have to buy a new lock kit ? Do I go to a locksmith or is there an alternative. :wacko:



    Also, if I install and leave it unloacked will the panels flip up when going down the road ?



    Thanks in advance for all your comments....
     
  2. Aaron Yarbough

    Aaron Yarbough Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    The cover will not open when driving even if the cover is not locked. I never lock mine when I don't have anything in the bed.

    A locksmith will be your best option to either have the lock cylinders re-keyed or replaced.
     
  3. Andy Cabrera

    Andy Cabrera Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    If you want to have the current locks on the cover open with your ignition key, you need to go to a dealer and get your truck's Key Code. With that any automotive locksmith can rekey the locks on the cover.

    I paid $25 per lock
     
  4. Aaron Yarbough

    Aaron Yarbough Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I don't think a locksmith requires your key code to rekey the locks as long as you have the ignition key....
     
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    Mine blew open a couple of weeks ago. I was driving too fast on the highway and it was very windy. It can happen and it was very scary. I am lucky no one was injured. You are best to lock it, always...
     
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    hal keiner Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I installed a power lock on my tailgate so that it locks/unlocks the tailgate with the passenger door power locks. I also disconnected the key lock cables from the latches on the tonneu cover and connected manual pull cables to the latches to open the tonneu from the inside. I found this very convenient since the bed is always locked when the truck is locked and I can access the bed without a key. Just a thought....
     
  7. Bill M

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    Thanks for all the replies, I think I might give the pull cables a shot :banana:
     
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    justin_thomas Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    how did eliminate the lock on the back?
     
  9. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    he installed the power lock kit.
     

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