OK so i just bought this 00 tj and the key for the driver side door does not unlock the door so I am assuming this is not the original door for this key. The key works for the passenger door and rear door. So I was wondering is it possible to change out the lock cyclinder or something from the passenger door to the driver side door or not so I can use the key to unlock the door. And also wondering if possible how hard is this thanks
Agreed with 02Sporttj - it's most likely an adjustment. If you take the trim panel off and look at it from the "inside", you'll probably spot the problem right off. I had a 2000 Mustang that had the same problem. I ended up having to crawl through the trunk (no door lock on the passenger side) at a gas station....nearly got the cops called on me.
I agree with Kyle03Sport. Even if the cylinder will not turn, take the door panel off and make sure one of the adjustment arms aren't jammed on something. At least you will know if it is the cylinder before purchasing.
First, make sure the key is going into the cylinder all the way. (compare it to the passenger door) here may be debris in the lock. Try just one time using a lubricant, run the key in and out a couple of times to see if it will free up the tumblers. If it does not work, you can remove the cylinder and take it to a locksmith who should be able to rekey it to your key. Syd
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How would one make these adjustments you are talking about? My passenger side lock often sticks when it gets cold. I cannot unlock it from the inside nor outside. When the door is unlocked and open it some times doesnt want to close...it just bounces back open when you close it. This has been bothering me for a long time so your help would be greatly appreciated.
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A locksmith could take care of all of this for you if you don't want to take the door panel off.
If you take the panel off you could easily check if anything on the lock is stuck. That would at least let you know if the lock cylinder is good. If everything seems to be ok then you'll need a locksmith to rekey your lock. I just took the lock out on a YJ door and a local locksmith quoted $22 to rekey it.