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Dirtdiver8282 10-05-2013 10:57 PM

Half doors with out key lock
I have have 87 yj and the only key lock is the rear door it doesn't have key lock in the 1/2 door frame is this right? Did they make this year with and without door locks.


Jkilbert 10-06-2013 04:41 AM

Both of the half doors in. Y '92 have locks. However I don't worry about locking them because I'd rather let someone just open the door as opposed to cutting the top to get in.

Mowrangler 10-06-2013 04:53 AM

My 95 has locks in both half doors and tailgate,key matches the ignition.
Seems stupid tho its like putting a deadbolt lock on a tent.

myquite 10-07-2013 08:39 PM

when i paint my half-doors i'm welding the lock holes up. take what you want from the interior, but don't cut the damn top.

bad impulse 10-07-2013 09:40 PM

The half doors on my 93 have locks but someone gave me another set that don't have them. They look factory but I don't know what year they are from and the only difference between the two sets is the locks. I'm guessing your doors are factory and mine might be out of an 87 :)

Wombat Ranger 10-08-2013 01:06 AM

My '88 doors are lockless.

YelloJ74 10-08-2013 09:29 AM

My 87 has no locks on the halfies.

AutobotWrangler 10-08-2013 09:35 AM

My 91 yj has half doors and they have locks. It also matches the ignition key. The only thing that is different is the gas nozzle which has a separate fuel key.

If you are worried about the locks with the half doors, like the other guy said, just leave them unlocked if you have a soft top, someone will eventually cut through the softtop or break the lock on your door. just dont leave anything valuable in it unless you have an ammo box bolted to the floor with a lock mechanism.

sierra117 10-09-2013 09:45 PM

The 87 models did not have locks on the doors except the tailgate

tembko 10-10-2013 08:16 AM

I'm new to the Jeep community since buying a used 88 YJ. It has full doors now but, I'd like to have half doors also. I couldn't find any on ebay, any ideas where I can search for a set of good used half doors at a decent price?

AutobotWrangler 10-10-2013 08:32 AM

craigslist... some junk yards still have doors but you need to check them thoroughly to find them

JD95YJ 10-10-2013 11:02 AM

Locks on jeeps. sounds great for about half a second until reality kicks in and you realize that the lock will deter the thief for about half a second also.. Do yourself a favor and don't try to lock your jeep, just keep the valuables out of it if you have to leave it unattended outside.

Djones2109 04-27-2014 11:29 PM

I don't think they are worried about keeping people from reaching in, it's more for keep people from stealing the door itself

Locruid 04-28-2014 12:40 AM

Locks on a Softtop is pretty useless.

I was going over my insurance stuff the other day and noticed the wife had put RoadSide assistance on both vehicles (I like it on hers cause she goes to visit her mama now and then 200 miles away). Anyways heres the conversation:

Me: Why did you put RA on my Jeep?
Her: Look at the benefits
Me: What benefits?
Her: Flat Repair
Me: I got a jack and spare
Her: Towing...
Me: I call A*** or Jer**** and they can help (both my close friends have car trailers)
Her: Dead battery.....
Me: Its a stick and doesn't weigh a whole lot
Her: What if you lock you keys in the car
Me <pointing at the Jeep with the Doors and top off) Seriously??

Djones2109 04-28-2014 12:54 AM

the locks are there to prevent the doors from walking off, not my stuff in the jeep. The doors are worth more than a stereo

Mowrangler 04-28-2014 05:45 AM

The locks on half doors will not prevent door theft, just cut the top reach inside and unlock the door and lift the door off the hinges.

Locruid 04-28-2014 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mowrangler (Post 10211793)
The locks on half doors will not prevent door theft, just cut the top reach inside and unlock the door and lift the door off the hinges.

Yea I was thinking from my perspective. I have sliding glass door tops and they don't lock. So pretty pointless from my perspective (slide window manually unlock)

Dirty Backroads 08-23-2015 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mowrangler (Post 10211793)
The locks on half doors will not prevent door theft, just cut the top reach inside and unlock the door and lift the door off the hinges.

Not if you disconnect the inside lock and can only lock/unlock with a key

Dougp 09-03-2015 02:50 AM

Great discussion!

Djones2109 09-12-2015 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by Dougp (Post 21194706)
Great discussion!

My doors don't have inside locks only a keyed outside, I have element doors with all the extras that come with them. So locking the outside door handle does prevent door theft

cyblyn 09-12-2015 10:09 PM

my 93 has key outside and locks inside by the handle. looks all factory. don't worry bout locking cuz i have the top off and havent had it long enuff for winter yet. Nothing inside for them to steal anyway and hope they don't just take the whole thing.

whats the best way to keep peeps from taking the entire jeep anyway?

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