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Old 03-22-2011, 04:32 AM
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Default Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

Just bought this 2000 ext cab and the spare tire release is locked....no key came with the vehicle.
I'm embarrashed to say I can not figure this out.
The lock cylinder is at the rear center of the bed's edge. I don't see how you can even get a key in the lock without taking the tailgate off.
Cylinder is stamped with "F008" key number.

Please advise. I can supply a pic if needed.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

Here is a pic of the lock cylinder
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

thats odd. that usually comes on vans...

use your ignition key, should do the trick.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:11 AM
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Mine is the same, I dont think u can open it, Cuz the key is a special length to get to it. Might try to contact a dealer to see if they can get u one.. Ur ignition key wont work
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

Mines the same way. The key looks like a long plastic piece with the key at the end of it so u can reach the key hole. I dont think its the same as the ignition key, so you'll probably have to contact the dealer.


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Old 03-22-2011, 10:32 AM
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this must be a dealer add on. my 2001 4x4 ranger did not come with a lockable spare tire carrier.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:49 AM
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I have checked the owners manual and there is no mention (regardless of the model) that a lockable spare carrier release is an option. I have checked the jack compartment and cannot find a key.
I'll head to the local dealer and see what they have to say about it.

I wonder if I can punch out the cylinder and use a flat head driver to access the crank down if there is one.

My recently sold 98 ext cab Ranger spare tire was rotated, by spinning the tire to lower and ranger.
But, my still owned 96 standard cab spare tire is lowered with the tire crank. With the access port on the bed's rear end panel.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:43 AM
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flahead wont be long enough, gotta use the extensions with jack set
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

RangerMan....what ?
Please ellaborate on the jack handle thing
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:44 AM
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The key is supposed to be in the glove box. You should be able to get one at a Ford dealership.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:13 AM
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I don't know if any of the spare tire keys are the same or not (probably not) but you never know. You might be able to find someone close to you that has a spare tire key for a ranger like yours and see if it will unlock it. Might work and might not, just an idea.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for all the responses.

I found out from the local Ford dealer that this is an option, not standard.
This option is an Anti Theft suresafe that no one can steal your spare. I was told the key will unlock the tumbler so that it can be removed. Then the standard crank down mechanism can be accessed. Then the tire can be lowered with the extended tire crank rods.
However the key replacement is a kit. Includes the key and tumbler. One would have to have a locksmith remove the old and install the new tumbler.
Hell if your not worried (which I'm not) about someone stealing the tire, why replace with new (approx $15 + shipping). So my next project is to remove the lock cylinder assy. One thing that I'll have to live with is the line up pin holes that will be in the rear end panel from the removed assy housing.

I have tried to attach the Ford Part breakdown that I got from the dealer...no part #'s though, but it is too large....1.16mb.
So I took a pic and attached.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

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Thanks for all the responses.

One thing that I'll have to live with is the line up pin holes that will be in the rear end panel from the removed assy housing.
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i may not be understanding this right but....thats just the way it comes lol urs isnt any different then others so once the lock is removed itll be just like the stock ones


but again i may not be understanding what ur saying cuz idk what assy is lol
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

Abbreviation...assy ( assembly ).

Well it don't look great but, no need for the lock.
Shame 16" tire and rim won't fit in the rack, has a 15". Only need the spare in case of emergencies.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Lockable Spare..need help unlocking

My 2008 Ranger has a 16inch spare tire. My Ranger has 15 inch tires. LOL

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