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Old 07-18-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Anyone know what that key lock cylinder is for on my rear bumper?

Just to the right of where a hitch ball installs is a covered key lock cylinder. I inserted the truck key and turned the lock and the entire cylinder came out revealing a hole about 1.5" in diameter. There is nothing attached to the cylinder. I can't find anything in the manual about it. I assume it has something to do with towing.
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It's there so you can lower your spare tire which is located under the bed of your truck. If you take the parts that are included in your vehicle tool kit put the bars together and insert into the hole, then begin to turn, your spare tire will begin to lower. So basically it's just a guide hole so you can get to the crank, nothing more, and it has nothing to do with towing.
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Thanks...

I went through the manual and couldn't find anything. Then, I thought about it after my post and realized it must be for the spare tire. Sure enough, if you dig deep enough in the manual you will find it. I just didn't know what to call it.

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Yeah, it's mainly there to keep naughty people from stealing your tire.
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I farted around with this just so I would be prepared when and if had a flat someday (I would be mad enough for having a flat and would not also want to have to learn the drill at the time).

First, I put the things together wrong so the end that goes in the jack lowerer had a male vs female end (or vice versa I forget). Once I got that right then I couldn't find the hole, so to speak. When sticking the thing up there you need to go UP and to the LEFT a little. It is actually a funnel type shute that guides you in. I was just being a cyclops as this was first time, but now I am glad I already had dry run and got my obtuseness out of the way and will know what to do if it happens on the road.

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Nice revivial on this post. Three weeks later...
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Thanks. I just read it today, three weeks later.
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ya know that was a little provocative discription. you should write romance novels haha.
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when I first saw that key hole I thought....oh cool just turn the key and the spare tire will automatically come down with no crankin involved. I wish!
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Where can you get a replacement lock cylindar?
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