Originally Posted by SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
Im wondering if someone can help me. I have a 2006 regular cab 4wd F350 which I bought new and I do not have the spare tire lock key that I am suppose to have. They say its in the glovebox. Its not there. I checked everywhere and I do not have it. I am sure I didnt misplace it cause that is not like me to misplace anything.
I called the dealer with my VIN number to order me a new one and he says its not that easy. He needs to see the truck to try to figure out which one it is that I need. Does this sound right or is there an easier way? Anyone come across this? ~Mike
If this is the key that goes on the end of the crank to lower the spare, check in the tool bag with the tire iron and jack handles as it may/could be in there. My new 2008 had it in the glovebox from the factory. You could looke behind the seat around the seat brackets... I've seen 'em lost there, too. It should be in a clear tough plastic ziplock bag about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide. The key is about 1/2 inch in diameter and about 4 inches long with a retainer clip/spring on one end to hold it on the crank extension rod.
If you are talking about an actual padlock with cable around the tire like some dealers do to deter theft, then I'd cut it off and start over.
If it is the special socket for the locking lug nuts, you may check your owner's manual for the card that has the special socket number. I know from experience, the lug socket is a BIG deal if lost.
I'd say the socket for the crank to lower the spare should be tied to the VIN somehow, but if not, I can see the dealer needing to take the spare lift assembly apart to see exactly what the configuration of the socket is that will lower the spare.