Spare tire carrier lock assembly

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Asked by Sep 07, 2013 at 04:07 PM about the 2010 Ford F-150 XL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Probably like a bunch of other folks I removed the lock assembly from the hole next to the license place, placed it on the bumper and drove off without it.  It's not much of a security device as it is made of plastic and the portion of the bumper it goes through is also plastic as the bumpers are two piece and do not span the entire back portion of the rear from side to side.  Is there some aftermarket device to stick in the hole with a key as a replacement to keep honest people honest without spending a hundred bucks for an original lock assembly?

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Online price is $85. No aftermarket one is available.

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Thanks Tom.

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I did the same thing a couple days ago when I had a flat! The replacement service pack is $85 to $95 at the Dealer. It will cost about $120.00 to key the cylinder to your Ignition key! That's over $200 bucks for a piece of plastic that probably won't last 3 years. I went to ACE Hardware and bought a 2" long 7/8's bolt, 2 washers and 2 Nuts. Paint them Black! Outside of bumper hole place 1 washer, put in thebolt. Backside of bumper, slide the washer on the blot then a nut, tighten and again with the other nut, tighten. Second nut holds the first nut in place! Be sure to have 2 wrenches (ie, adjustables) in the vehicle to remove the Bolt ! About $6.00 including tax !!!! :-)

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I did that Jim, then abandoned the idea. Even purchased stainless steel bolts and washers to help on the rust factor. Then while working in the garage I couldn't find my wrenches, only to remember I placed them in the jack bag under the back seat in the event I got a flat. Retrieved them, did what I had to do, then replaced them on the nail on the wall over the workbench. Walked outside and luckily saw the gleeming head of the bolt shinning in the sun. Muttered sonofabitch then proceeded to remove the bolt. But thanks a lot.

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I was hoping for something on the order of a large mailbox lock that already came with a key. Just to keep honest people honest. I have a ford mechanic down the block who told me to save the 260 bucks (160 for the lock and 120 for the key job) and leave the hole, adding it will not stop a thief who wants the tire. Many times he states he gets cars in for repairs where the ignition switch is replaced and the owner throws away the old keys not thinking it is needed to remove the tire lock. He removed the old lock and inserting a screwdriver and prying it to the left or right. The plastic locking clips in the back break right off easily and the lock slides. The tire boys in the shop have broken the locks by dropping them onto the garage floor and breaking a tip off.

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It's easier than that. Just put a piece of 2x2" black duct tape over the hole and forget about it. I didn't lose the lock, it just stopped working and I couldn't get the key to go in. it's a worthless piece of garbage..

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