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Seems years ago there used to be a whole kit with lock cylinders to rekey the whole truck. I'm not finding anything like this anymore, does anyone know where such a thing may exist? Or am I taking the cylinders to a locksmith?
 

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For ignition keys and cylinders, door and TG keys and cylinders see https://shop.broncograveyard.com/searchprods.asp
 

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I was digging around there this morning, I found door cylinders, nothing else. LMC has door and ignition as well. Trying to keep the truck to 2 keys. 1 would be better, but I don’t think the 80’s trucks can be outfitted that way? I don’t have door or tailgate keys for my 82, but I have an 80 with all the cylinders I may just steal and go that way.


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Usually the ignition key is different from from tg & door keys which are same
 

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What are we supposed to do about the glovebox lock cylinder key?
 

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Yo CZ Eddie,
From notes:
Round head key for glovebox, if equipped with a lock. Unless a previous owner or shop changed the tg lock cylinder.
 

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The profile of the round and square headed keys are the same, so its possible to rekey everything to use a single key. I did this to mine, and really enjoy having just one key. Been meaning to do a tech write up on this... Check out post 47 on my build thread: https://www.fullsizebronco.com/threads/d_rocks-backroad-78-ranger-xlt.502384/page-3

Re-pinning the locks can be tedious and time consuming, but is something a locksmith should be able to handle easily. As far as the tailgate cylinder goes, these are not available new anywhere that I know of. Aside from eBay, check wrecking yards for Broncos as well as some older Ford station wagons that had power rear windows. These are also good for finding tailgate switch replacements. Glovebox cylinders should be easier to find, since you can check trucks also. These too are not available new, to the best of my knowledge.
 

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Usually the ignition key is different from from tg & door keys which are same
Not sure if it changed for different years, but in '93 the square key is universal (i.e. ignition and doors) and the round key only operates the tailgate.

The profile of the round and square headed keys are the same, so its possible to rekey everything to use a single key.
Again, wonder if that is a date specific feature. At least in the '93 the profile or offset of the round and square keys are direct opposites of one another.

PO had switched out a lock cylinder(s) somewhere along the line - I got 3 keys when I purchased it.

The ignition cylinder was pretty sloppy and Amazon had a package deal last year that included 2 door cylinders, an ignition cylinder and 2 OEM Ford keys for something like $75-$80 - far cheaper than the quote from the only locksmith I could find that would repin the cylinders to match.

Easy install as well.

Apologize if this info is irrelevant re: model year. Until VerticleScope sorts out our Bronco information (footers don't work with Tapatalk) I'm flying blind.
 

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I have an 82, all my previous 80’s Broncos had 2 different keys, round one for everything but the ignition, square one for the ignition. My 93 has 1 key for all. I’d love the one key setup for my 82 but i don’t think it’s feasible. The round and square keys have different profiles. I’d just be happy with having keys that actually fit the truck. I’ll dig around on eBay and Amazon when I get back and see what I can find.


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Not sure if it changed for different years, but in '93 the square key is universal (i.e. ignition and doors) and the round key only operates the tailgate.

Again, wonder if that is a date specific feature. At least in the '93 the profile or offset of the round and square keys are direct opposites of one another.

PO had switched out a lock cylinder(s) somewhere along the line - I got 3 keys when I purchased it.

The ignition cylinder was pretty sloppy and Amazon had a package deal last year that included 2 door cylinders, an ignition cylinder and 2 OEM Ford keys for something like $75-$80 - far cheaper than the quote from the only locksmith I could find that would repin the cylinders to match.

Easy install as well.

Apologize if this info is irrelevant re: model year. Until VerticleScope sorts out our Bronco information (footers don't work with Tapatalk) I'm flying blind.
Interesting... All the keys and locks I can find laying around here have the same jog direction. This includes doors, ignition, glovebox, tailgate from 2 separate 78's, doors from several other 70-somethings', and doors from a '94 F150. My '94 ignition is missing, so can't compare that. Dates may well play a factor here, but I think it may also vary by region. Stricter vehicle security requirements in some areas, and cost savings everywhere else. The glovebox uses few pins than other locks, so a "dumbed down" key could be used there, but the master key would still work too, if pinned accordingly. At some point they also changed from pins to wafers, which I've never tried to rebuild but appear to be more complicated/costly to do so.
I know of someone who went so far as to re-pin several station wagons to have the same key to access all doors, ignitions, tailgates, etc. One key to rule them all. Not an idea I condone, but definitely do-able
 

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Not sure if it changed for different years, but in '93 the square key is universal (i.e. ignition and doors) and the round key only operates the tailgate.
Yo Want2BS8ed,
Our 96, bought new has same; ignition & door locks are square, round is TG & glove box, if equipped.

j. R. NICE wrote, "Ford has used several keying / locking strategies over the years. In your case, the Ford "10" cut was used on Broncos beginning in 1992, and started being replaced in 1995."

Ford has used several keying / locking strategies over the years. In your case, the Ford "10" cut was used on Broncos beginning in 1992, and started being replaced in 1995..." read more @ https://www.fullsizebronco.com/threads/can-ignition-key-be-made-from-door-lock-cylinder.179856/
 

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My 81 has one key for all 3, never tried it on the glove box but it does work on the hood lock. My 84 has 2 keys
 

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Someone was working on job security as my 78 has one key for doors and TG. My 94 has two keys for doors and TG. Only the round key fits the TG. My 91 F250 was the same. Dumb....
 

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Someone was working on job security as my 78 has one key for doors and TG. My 94 has two keys for doors and TG. Only the round key fits the TG. My 91 F250 was the same. Dumb....

Actually, it wasn't someone's job security, you can start the blame game with car thieves, then the insurance companies and NATB (now NICB). Car companies only succumbed to external pressures.

Here's the logic, mixed in with a bit of history:
In the beginning, most vehicles were keyed for convenience. On a majority of cars, until the 70's, ignitions and doors used the same key, and the rear compartment used another. Thieves found out they could pull a door lock, make a key, and automatically have an ignition key. There are other narratives, but this is primary. It was also an attempt to expand coding possibilities, increasing security.
GM was the first to try to correct that in the early 70's. Ford didn't bite the bullet (or key blank) until '82.

Your '94 should have one rectangular head key for the ignition/doors and a second (round head) for the t/g and other aux locking compartment (in your case, possibly a locking glove box). In case you wonder, a thief can't easily make an ignition key from your door. Your '91 should have one square headed key key for the ignition and a round one for everything else.
 

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Recently, I custom made full size Bronco specific locksets that are perfect for replacing door, tailgate and locking console on Broncos from '80 to '91. I saw a lot of complaints from owners about their situation, The set can be used on older vehicles but they will no longer operate as "1 key fits all". For some the console plug is unnecessary. I posted ONE set in the for sale section here. I have been selling on Ebay as well, but they aren't going to last long. I am trying to find more new parts and pieces but it's a challenge.

The ones I see marked for "Bronco" on Ebay are not as complete and some are for the Bronco II. Most of the sellers are not Bronco owners.
 

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If u have an 82 you should also have a lock on ur hood release unless it's a different release handle... Pretty sure it was stock on the 82
 
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