Tonneau Cover Lock Replacement - Gen 1

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JerryRigour

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Gen 1 with a Tonneau hard cover that I found at a salvage yard a couple years back, and both of the locks are going bad. In fact, one of the locks doesn't function at all anymore, and I have to keep the front portion shut and locked at all times.

Im curious if anyone has explored replacing these locks? I am uncertain if there is a part number to look for, if it's doable to replace on my own. I am also unsure if it's the type of job a locksmith would work on?

Any info would be great.
 

Todd Z

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Its normally the cable that stretches causing issues..... when you say doesent work, does it not turn ?? did you try wd40?
 

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My rear lock I think has an issue with frayed cables, but it will open after a couple attempts.

The front on the other hand has a couple issues- the clip underneath that pins the lock in place has busted off, and my fabrications aren’t fool proof. More detrimental is a plastic piece on the inside of the lock that has worn out, with my fabrications being ineffective.

WD-40 has helped a little on the rear lock, but had a negative impact on the front (once I opened up the lock I found the plastic piece is slipping rather than turning, so lubricant made it worse).
 

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This?

Not sure if we have the same cover as I never noticed any other lock but the main rear handle lock. (never looked either)

ARE Tonneau hard cover painted to match is whats on my 05.
Bought it without a key for the lock.
So thank you for giving me the idea to actually look for a replacement lock, instead of having a locksmith make a key as I am sure thats more expensive.
 

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