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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #18
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I just did this not 10 minutes ago. Easy peasy. And it DOES fit 2010s for anyone wondering like I was. (book doesn't show it fitting 2010 for some reason)

Just a couple of notes. The pin holding it onto the cap can be a mofo. It's plastic and will pop off, but you may mangle it if you're not careful. I almost did.

Also, obviously since it has more moving parts, it's heavier than the original cap by far, so be careful not to let it drop when you're removing the key so it doesn't clunk the quarter panel. More potential for damage.
I will be lining mine with soft cotton balls to protect my car.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #19
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Got my cap in today, and it took less than 10 minutes to set it up following your instructions. Thanks again!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #20
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Yeah I didn't talk about removing the strap to the door. Your on your own there
I just installed my locking gas cap and coded it using your excellent write-up. As a thank-you let me add how disconnect the strap and pop in your new one. (I haven't seen it written up anywhere)

1) Open the fuel filler door. Hold the "swing-arm" with your left hand and slide the fuel filler door off with your right. You will be pulling straight out away from the car as if you were just trying to slide the door off the black plastic arm. You will see that it comes off easily. (by the way there is a T-rex install video on youtube that shows this part)

2) The new gas cap strap has this push-in connector already installed on it, ready to pop in place, and your old one has the same. To remove the old one--push-in connector + strap and all--get some needle nose pliers and carefully squeeze the barbs on the back side of the push-in connector and it will come out easily. You can see the springy plastic barbs on your new one so you know what to look for. Then just push your new one back in its place. You see that it is easier to do without the fuel door in the way. Now just slide your door back on and you are good to go!

Thanks again for the help coding the key.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:31 AM   #21
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So, I just set up this locking gas cap, and installed the cylinder into the plastic gas cap. I thought I did it correctly because the key moved smoothly and I am absolutely positive all the tumblers are perfect, but I'm second guessing if this is functioning correctly now. Maybe this is a crazy question, but when I insert the car key into the gas cap, when I turn it to the right, the lock refuses to let my car keys out of lock. It literally is stuck in there, but when I turn the key 90 degrees to the left to its starting position, the car key comes right out. Now, this can't possibly be normal for the gas cap to "lock" my keys into position when turned fully one of the directions, or is it?

What may I have done incorrectly, and is it reversible?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:09 AM   #22
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I believe that is correct, you unlock and need to turn it back to remove the key. I would check but my car is sleeping untill spring. The lock on my Silverado operates the same way.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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Thanks MMC . I was hoping it was correct, otherwise I don't know what I did wrong, ha-ha. I'll install it today and hope it all goes well.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #24
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How you guys exchange the clip when your done? Besides that everything works great just.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #25
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I just installed mine on the car and it works perfect! I did do it correctly following these directions. I had no idea that the key stayed in the gas cap while unscrewing/unlocking it. Once it's fully loosened to take it off, then you can take the key out.

Thanks again original poster! Your directions made it sooooo much easier put it together.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:44 PM   #26
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Just ordered mine today. I never understood why GM didn't make the filler door locking from the get go. So simple and easy to do but I guess the smooth look was suppose to make someone think it was a locking door. None the less, this has been one of my most worried about thing with my car aside from a door ding, keying, crash or theft! Some things you can't control but this solves the proverbial shyt put into the gas tank.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #27
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I never understood why GM didn't make the filler door locking from the get go.
Because it's pointless and they aren't secure at all, you can pry off a locked door in a couple seconds with a screwdriver. If someone really wanted to do something to your gas having a locked door will only cause more damage.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #28
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32yrs of police work I've yet to see one popped off not saying it hasn't happened. Just like stealing without or without an alarm or wheels without locks. Thieves typically move on to something that requires less work and effort. Now if they go out and just damage the hell out of the car I would tend to say it was more of a personal thing or just plain stupidity!
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #29
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So, I just set up this locking gas cap, and installed the cylinder into the plastic gas cap. I thought I did it correctly because the key moved smoothly and I am absolutely positive all the tumblers are perfect, but I'm second guessing if this is functioning correctly now. Maybe this is a crazy question, but when I insert the car key into the gas cap, when I turn it to the right, the lock refuses to let my car keys out of lock. It literally is stuck in there, but when I turn the key 90 degrees to the left to its starting position, the car key comes right out. Now, this can't possibly be normal for the gas cap to "lock" my keys into position when turned fully one of the directions, or is it?

What may I have done incorrectly, and is it reversible?
Yes you put key in and turn key clockwise, (key stays captive)
turn cap CCW to unscrew.
I usually start to unscrew cap then turn key back to start, then pull key out (before cap is fully released from filler neck.)
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #30
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Yes you put key in and turn key clockwise, (key stays captive)
turn cap CCW to unscrew.
I usually start to unscrew cap then turn key back to start, then pull key out (before cap is fully released from filler neck.)
Thanks! That's good to know. This locking cap works like a charm. Your directions were simply and to the point. Thanks a ton, and have a happy holidays.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #31
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32yrs of police work I've yet to see one popped off not saying it hasn't happened. Just like stealing without or without an alarm or wheels without locks. Thieves typically move on to something that requires less work and effort. Now if they go out and just damage the hell out of the car I would tend to say it was more of a personal thing or just plain stupidity!
Thieves don't care about your gas tank. Plus it's pretty common knowledge that gas tanks in cars for the past few years have anti-siphon tubes so they can't steal gas. The thing to worry about is someone adding something to your tank and the only ones that will mess with your tank is either a) juveniles who is out doing it for kicks, b) someone you pissed off and is doing it for spite or c) doing it out of jealousy. All three types will not be deterred by a locking gas door as they are targeting your car specifically and as such will cause further damage to your vehicle prying the door off.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
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Well my key was working within the lock perfectly and I pushed the lock into the cap and it still worked correctly. Then I did as the instructions said and that was to insert the key and function the lock 3 times which I did and the lock went all the way in into its final resting place. Key turns and all but the key won't come out. Did I fudge up?

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #33
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where are you guys buying your gas caps? i've looked on some gm parts sites and they sell for $14 and free shipping but have a $10 "handling" charge.
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Turn the key back to the locked position and you can remove it.
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