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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Hitch Pin Lock :: Lost Key :(

Well I have lost the key to my hitch pin lock, and I am not sure what to do. This whole ordeal has pissed me off, I was stupid and didn't write down the key number and then lost both keys. Brilliant on my part. Has this ever happened to anyone? How did you get it off?

I was thinking I would take it to a locksmith to have it picked or a new key made....however as yall with factory hitches know, there is not allot of room in the factory location to maneuver lock picking tools.

My dad said I could just go to a shop and have them torch/cut it off, but the same problem exists, there is not enough room down there to maneuver tools with out damaging the bumper.

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I would try to get the lock picked before going in with cutting tools.
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After that I would trying to dremel it off.
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They're not worth that much! Cut that "bad boy" off anyway you can. You might try drilling the lock also.
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After that I would trying to dremel it off.
Would this sucker be able to cut through the steel? I am not sure if it is harded steel or what it is...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100043397

It just looks kinda small to be able to cut through a hitch pin...but i have never used one before.
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Start with a 4" grinder, you should be able to cut it off. Or take the Mission Impossible approach and get some liquid nitrogen.
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get a 4 inch grinder. then get a cut off wheel. safety glasses, gloves.

cut it off in less time then it takes to put on your safety gear.

you will burn up the dremel before you even put a mark in that hardened steel.
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It will do the job. Don't force it and let the tool do the job.

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you will burn up the dremel before you even put a mark in that hardened steel.
maybe if you rush it. I would be afraid of hurting the plastic parts of the car with grinder.
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No room for a 4 inch grinder in there. I just called a locksmith, he is going to come out to look at it.
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