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Fuel Door Latch

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by LTD_Toy, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    LTD_Toy

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    Has any one add a fuel door latch? I don't like that my tank is exposed. Meaning anyone can take my gas whenever they want. I don't like the idea of a lock on the door. So I want to add a latch to release the fuel door.

    Any suggestions on a aftermarket part or success on using parts from another year, make, and model?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Latches are too easy to pop, get a locking gas cap. Stant makes one that works.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    I have tried two locking gas caps, not sure what brand, and twice my fuel was taken. Not a deterrent at all.

    I will check out the stant one but if anyone has other ideas please share and I will post my end result.

    I forgot to add it was a 2000 S10 I had the locking gas cap issue.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    I use one of these. $5. Makes it hard to siphon gas, although some banditos will drill a hole in the bottom of your tank to get gas.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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    Ya, I'd have to agree with @matluth, if they want the fuel bad enough, there isn't much that's going to stop them. Kind of a vulnerability that we don't think about too often.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    Yes a thief will take what they want. I just hope that I can do enough that I am not an easy target time and time again. They will go somewhere else.

    Thank you matluth, this is the first I have heard about the Gas Bandit Blocker.
     
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  7. Mar 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    This is what I have. http://www.autoanything.com/chrome-accessories/61A1996A0A0.aspx

    I originally did not want to install one of these, but after someone took all four tire valve caps (prank, I imagine), I didn't want to take chances with gas tank. Locking fuel door will not make it impenetrable, but it will at least deter them.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    I also have Comcast Exfinity Home Security cams and my new new Primos trail cam strategically placed. Anybody trying to steal gas from my truck...............? Make my day!!!
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I appreciate them but stay tuned I might get creative. I will post my end result.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2016 at 10:25 PM
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    I would think this would be better than the locking cap.
     
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