Unknown security nut on doors - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
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?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	183.3 KB
ID:	1339450  

Apwendel9293 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Lando25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Minnesota
Posts: 1,170
Why is it recessed in the door peg?

__________________
sic vis pacem para bellum
OlllllllO
Lando25 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lando25 View Post
Why is it recessed in the door peg?
It has some sort of metal skirt around the nut.
Apwendel9293 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Jeffreybomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 728
Images: 3
Can you get a shot of the side?
Jeffreybomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #5
הפטיש העברי

WF Supporting Member
 
H3br3wHamm3r81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,330
Only one I'm familiar with is McGard, but that doesn't look like it.

Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Lock Set(5/16"-18 Thread Size) - Set of 2 Locks & 1 Key
H3br3wHamm3r81 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 11:00 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,669
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lando25 View Post
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.
__________________
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s
vertical horizons is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
dave59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Wasilla, Alaska :)
Posts: 68
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.
dave59 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2014, 11:10 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
dave59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Wasilla, Alaska :)
Posts: 68
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
dave59 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb View Post
Can you get a shot of the side?
Can't see it from the side because of the skirt around it.
Apwendel9293 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 01:26 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: central pa mountains
Posts: 656
Go to harbor freight and see if their kits have what you need

Search results for: 'security bit'
__________________
I don't mind spending money, I mind wasting money
ztman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave59 View Post
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.
__________________
Lynn
'05 LJ
lynn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 5,723
Images: 1
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.
__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
Neil F. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,171
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.
__________________
Lynn
'05 LJ
lynn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #14
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
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
Apwendel9293 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 09:02 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Tony T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 508
Let us know how much work and how long it took to defeat the security nut with a hacksaw.
Tony T is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2014, 09:13 PM   #16
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
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.

Apwendel9293 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
doors off , full doors , security , tj wrangler sport

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC