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I was out of town and when I got back there was another surprise with the Yukon. Thieves broke the cylinder and broke off what looks like a house key in the lock. On this SLT Yukon only the drivers door has a key lock. Question: is it easy enough to get a GM tumbler/lock set, and key it to my existing original key?
 

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Not the brightest bulbs or even the best car thieves either...

For replacements... $80 - 100 on Rockauto.com (we get forum discount). Once you get the lock cylinder, you can have a local locksmith key it to your existing key. I don't think the locksmith would be terrible expensive.

GM will probably be more $.

If you have a deductible on your insurance, check the total cost for parts and locksmith. It might not be worth going through insurance in the end.
 
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No kidding. They didn't realize that the door handle is all steel, not the plastic one, making it difficult to break the cylinder loose to access the linkage (at least i think that's how it's done). Would've been 30 seconds with an in the door slim jim, but they're not even aware of that. And the broken key is bizarre.
I'll definitely take advantage of the discount with rock auto. Thanks for the info.
 

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No kidding. They didn't realize that the door handle is all steel, not the plastic one, making it difficult to break the cylinder loose to access the linkage (at least i think that's how it's done). Would've been 30 seconds with an in the door slim jim, but they're not even aware of that. And the broken key is bizarre.
I'll definitely take advantage of the discount with rock auto. Thanks for the info.
Sorry man, f*cking scum bags. Break a key off in their eye sockets.
 

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I was out of town and when I got back there was another surprise with the Yukon. Thieves broke the cylinder and broke off what looks like a house key in the lock. On this SLT Yukon only the drivers door has a key lock. Question: is it easy enough to get a GM tumbler/lock set, and key it to my existing original key?
if it is not broke off on the inside (happens often) then you can just grab one at the junkyard and any locksmith can re-key it (just take them the lock and your existing key) and then just install the new lock, there easy it's just a clip on & off, if it is broken on the inside then you need a new housing also.
the housing is plastic on the inside where the lock sit's that's why they pop it there because it's easy to break
 

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My last daily driver was an 05 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I work in an are that is on the fringe of a small city downtown. And there is no shortage of characters on the fringe.

At first, I was afraid people would be out to steal my doors. Looking at the security hinge nuts to prevent that. Then, when doors were off... I'd be worried about someone just taking my stuff, if not the entire Jeep.

After 3 years of owning it... I realized it was old enough where people were not going to be out stealing my doors like they might have when it was new in 2005. I never got the security hinge nuts. Any time the doors were on, I never even locked it. If it was unlocked, there would at least be some chance thieves might not slash the soft top to break in.

I also stopped keeping anything of value inside.

So, coming from a vehicle that is especially vulnerable to tempting thieves to break in... I just decided to stop stressing over what might or might not happen.

Sucks to have it broken into like that and damaged. At that point, you might almost wish they just took it and left it stripped in a ditch somewhere rather than make you pay cash and have to make repairs out of pocket.
 

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