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Old 01-19-2011, 03:03 PM
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Well my tonneau cover is giving me problems. The rear lock is jammed, so its stuck locked and I cant even open my tail gate, I was able to get the front open after beating the piss out of it to get the ice off. But as far as the rear lock, im thinking about drilling it out but if any you guys have a better idea tell me.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:05 PM
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Is it iced shut?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:06 PM
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show me a pic of the lock? is it a single or double set up? is it jammed from Ice? or lock failure?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:07 PM
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I got the ice off the only thing keeping it from opening is the lock. I can get a picture in a few minutes
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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yeah pics would help a little.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:19 PM
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:20 PM
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SPray some WD40 into the lock. It MIGHT loosen it up.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:25 PM
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I bet its froze (if it worked before) mine freeze all the time on my topper.. tried a hair dryer?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:25 PM
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Not sure if that will help. I almost broke my key off in it so its got to be tweaked inside somehow
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:26 PM
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Not sure if that will help. I almost broke my key off in it so its got to be tweaked inside somehow
keys are easy to bend n break, doubt you hurt the lock
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:29 PM
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Something I did try was holding a lighter to the key to get it hot and put it down in, that didnt work. I might try a hair dryer. Thing is though the front lock had no issues, except being frozen, and a rubber mallet fixed that.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:30 PM
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has it given you problems before? Or just when it got cold?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:33 PM
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Sometimes it would take a few tries to get it open but now the thing dosent even bother to turn
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:41 PM
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Sometimes it would take a few tries to get it open but now the thing dosent even bother to turn
tumblers may be acting up/stuck, as stated before try wd40
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:45 PM
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just put the straw on the WD and stick it in the lock. Spray for about 10 to 15 seconds.
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