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Old 03-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Unlocking spare tire cover on 35 Ford coupe

Which way does the key turn to unlock the original spare tire cover? Clockwise or Counter Clockwise?? I didn't want to break the key off.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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Counterclockwise will unlock it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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Spray some lubricant into key hole and it will help if pins are sticky.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Unlocking spare tire cover on 35 Ford coupe

I had the same trouble with my '36 spare cover. Try pushing in slightly before turning. It worked for me !
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
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On my 36 Spare cover lock --the key wouldnt turn--sprayed WD40 into key hole waited 5 min. or so pushed a little hard on key turned counter clockwise & working fine now. I hope I never need to use the spare tire!
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Unlocking spare tire cover on 35 Ford coupe

Is this locking rear hubcap/cover locked to a spare tire that's mounted on the back of the car? Depending on your answer, there are different approaches to getting this unlocked if lube/penetrating oil does not freeup the pins in the cylinder and allow the key to work.
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