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Old 04-21-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello all! I am a new Jeeper and so far I am loving it! When I bought my Jeep the girl that had it lost the console key and it is locked? How would I go about getting in there? Kind of curious what might be hidden inside! haha All help is appreciated!

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Old 04-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to WF... Have you talked to a locksmith? Check with a dealership, pull the VIN #, should be able to get a key.

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Old 04-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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Literally just had this happen last week to me. My console locked itself and wouldn't unlock lol. Me and a buddy grabbed 2 flat head screw drivers lifted the top up on the passenger side and pushed on the little lever and got it to release
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Am I missing something? Doesn't your ignition key unlock the console? I've never had a separate key for the console on a TJ.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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Tried the Ignition key with no luck. I'll call the dealership near me since a distant cousin runs the parts department! Haha thanks for the quick replies!
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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If you push the key in hard it won't work. Your ignition key IS the console key but it only goes in about 1/3 of the key.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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Lol...get on youtube. I'm sure that there are plenty of people with lessons on 'how to pick a lock' out there. God bless America.

Try some spray lubricant on there and see if you can put the ignition key in and turn it. I had this happen with my lock also and it was just due to old age and gunk inside the locking mechanism.

Dude, what if there was like 5000 dollars cash, a bag of pills, and a bloody knife inside...Just sayin...
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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Well after several tries I am assuming the lock is just broken? Any write ups on how to get in and replace the assembly?
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #9
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did you try pushing down on the lock and lifting up the lid at the same time? thats how mine is (no key)
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:56 PM   #10
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Hello all! I am a new Jeeper and so far I am loving it! When I bought my Jeep the girl that had it lost the console key and it is locked? How would I go about getting in there? Kind of curious what might be hidden inside! haha All help is appreciated!
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For those of you with a sticky mechanism, it's easy to fix... Pull the lock out of the console. Be careful cause the spring will fall out when you disassemble the lock... Then just file the flat edge of the thingy that moves when you depress the button (sorry for being all technical like). Make it flat and smooth again and it'll work every time. I had to do this last summer. I guess being plastic, it gets rounded over time and doesn't work well. Once it's flat again it'll work like new... Very easy to do.

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