Go Back   F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > F-250 / Super Duty / Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos Vin Decoder FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read VendorsGarage

F-250 / Super Duty / Diesel




Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F350
Posts: 361
Send a message via AIM to SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
Question Spare Tire Lock Key?

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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2009, 11:29 PM
Senior Member
2010 Ford F-250
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Illinois
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-150
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY View Post
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.
__________________

2010 F-250 Harley Davidson Superduty, 6.4L Stroke, #545 of 565 made. All options available. Stock... for now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-08-2009, 04:31 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F350
Posts: 361
Send a message via AIM to SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
Yes, thats the one I mean, the key that you need to lower the spare down from under the truck. I looked all over and didnt see it anywhere. It must have been misplaced from the beginning Im assuming...I called the dealer and they said giving them the VIN number does them no good...Ahhhh!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-08-2009, 04:33 PM
Global Moderator &
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW
Vehicle: 2003 F-150
Posts: 17,941
Send a message via AIM to Patman
check inside the owners manual booklet holder. I always had mine stored there.
__________________

Dual Bullets X Patman LED tail lights X Custom Sub Box
Reverse Fogs X 5/7 Drop X Jmod X Console Shifted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raoul View Post
Under my umbrella ella ella ay ay ay
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F350
Posts: 361
Send a message via AIM to SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
I found it! It was in my closet in a box with other crap and paperwork that goes with the truck. Luckily I never got a flat tire on the road because I would not have had the tool with me to get the spare down! I have no clue why it was in my closet, but it is now in the truck in the tool bag behind the seat where it shoulda been from the beginning!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-12-2009, 08:04 AM
Senior Member
2010 Ford F-250
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Illinois
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-150
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY View Post
I found it! It was in my closet in a box with other crap and paperwork that goes with the truck. Luckily I never got a flat tire on the road because I would not have had the tool with me to get the spare down! I have no clue why it was in my closet, but it is now in the truck in the tool bag behind the seat where it shoulda been from the beginning!

Oh! Duh! I forgot to mention to look in the closet, too. I once searched for hours on end looking for the special socket to take off my 20" factory wheels on my last Superduty. I knew I saw it somewhere. Then, I thought I threw out the plastic box with the regular lug nuts the lockers replaced because I thought "I'll never use them". I panicked because the socket AND the registration card that indicates the special socket number were together in the same box. I knew I had just seen them. After looking for about a day, I was relieved (and ticked) that I moved them around about four times while looking for them. My mind's eye saw them in a different box that I "just couldn't seem to find". Glad you found the tool. No tool when needed could have ruined a perfectly good day.
__________________

2010 F-250 Harley Davidson Superduty, 6.4L Stroke, #545 of 565 made. All options available. Stock... for now.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vehicle: 2008 ford f150
Posts: 446
My ignition key takes the lock of so you can get the pole down to lower the spare. Does your ignition and door key not open yours. Mine is 08 lariate btw.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-12-2009, 06:42 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F350
Posts: 361
Send a message via AIM to SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
My keys have nothing at all to do with the spare tire...Not sure what you mean...I have an 06, maybe thats the difference?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-13-2009, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vehicle: 2008 ford f150
Posts: 446
ok, my 08 in the back bumper has a key lock that i have to turn and pop out in order for me to put the pole down it to be able to crank the spare down. Is this not what you are talking about. If not sorry.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F350
Posts: 361
Send a message via AIM to SLP 97 CAMARO SS GUY
Oh I know what you mean, nah mine isnt like that. They're always changing stuff year to year lol! I say leave well enough alone. -Mike
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-13-2009, 11:53 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NW Louisiana
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F150 4x4
Posts: 749
Wow! Maybe that's what those weird looking keys in my center console are for? I bought my 06 used. Found the socket for the locking wheel lugs but I have these two weird looking keys that I've no idea what they're for. Thought maybe they were just left behind by the original owner. Then too I've got a couple of weird - what appear to be extra long fuses - that I found in there too. They have the two prongs on em like a fuse but they're longer and narrow? And they sem to be metal?

Gotta check those keys tomorrow.
__________________


My other truck is a hot air balloon!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 11:53 PM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 AM.


 
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2