Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Liftgate Lock

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OUTSIDE HANDLE REPLACEMENT



CJ-7 Hardtop

Replacement outside handles come without the lock cylinder. Replacement lock cylinders come uncoded, without keys.

  1. Unbolt and remove the remote linkage from the inside of the liftgate.
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  3. Unbolt and remove the handle from the door.
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  5. To code your existing key to a replacement cylinder:
    1. Insert your key in the new cylinder.
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    3. File the tumblers until they are flush with the cylinder body.
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    5. Remove and install the key, making sure that the tumblers are flush with the cylinder body with the key installed.
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  7. Install the new cylinder in the new handle.
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  9. Install the handle on the door.
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  11. Install the remote linkage.
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