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Old 07-27-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Angry Unknown security nut on doors

Recently upgraded jeeps and my new one has a security nut on the doors. The guy I bought it from didn't have the key. I've searched all over the internet for the key but had no luck. It's a round, smooth nut with two half circle indentions on it. Does anyone recognize it?
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Why is it recessed in the door peg?

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Why is it recessed in the door peg?
It has some sort of metal skirt around the nut.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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Can you get a shot of the side?
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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Only one I'm familiar with is McGard, but that doesn't look like it.

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Why is it recessed in the door peg?
The reason for that is probably so you won't be able to get at this nut, & remove it unless you have the proper tool/key to do so. If that skirt weren't there, you could probably get hold of it with a pair of vise grips or pliers and remove it.
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It shouldn't be too hard to fabricate a socket for it, its what you'll prob have to do. Get a piece of hard tubing (steel or even copper) the right size and fix in two pins the right size for the indents. Good luck. You may want to try googling jeep door security nut and see what comes up.
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No it's not a Mcgard nut, I agree. They look like a wheel security nut, many teeth. They don't look like Mopar nuts either
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Can you get a shot of the side?
Can't see it from the side because of the skirt around it.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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Go to harbor freight and see if their kits have what you need

Search results for: 'security bit'
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
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It shouldn't be too hard to fabricate a socket for it, its what you'll prob have to do. Get a piece of hard tubing (steel or even copper) the right size and fix in two pins the right size for the indents. Good luck. You may want to try googling jeep door security nut and see what comes up.
I agree with this plan if you can't find the correct key.
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I'd cut it off with a cut-off wheel. You can try to cut just the skirt but it may be easiest just to go straight through and cut the skirt, nut and hinge pin just below the hinge. You really don't need the nuts. Most of us never put them back. I cut the hinge pin off just below the hinge to get rid of the stem showing.
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Have you tried some really skinny needlenose pliers? Spray up there with Kriol or PB Blaster, then get the points of the pliers seated in the holes and lightly tap the pliers with a hammer to get the nut to turn.
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Found the style, it's called Jeeper Keeper if anyone ever has the same situation. Based out of OK, they wanted a picture of the nut, vin number, and copy of title to verify my ownership and $25 for the key.. but a hacksaw was free and same day delivery haha
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Let us know how much work and how long it took to defeat the security nut with a hacksaw.
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Let us know how much work and how long it took to defeat the security nut with a hacksaw.
There was enough space between the top of the skirt and the bottom of the door hinge so I just slid the saw in and cut the whole bottom if the bolt off below the hinge with the nut. Took about 30 minutes of sawing each side. If I ever want to put security nuts on I'll use the bottom hinge, those didn't have anything on them.

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