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I have a problem with my gas cap lock not working. I put the key in and it wont unlock. I really just want to get rid of the damn thing and get a twist off one. I am so sick of it! Its an 05 ninja 500. Anyone know where I can get an aftermarket one? and does it need to unlock to remove the stock lock? Cause i'll put a drill hole through the bastard if I need to.

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Hello,

I have a problem with my gas cap lock not working. I put the key in and it wont unlock. I really just want to get rid of the damn thing and get a twist off one. I am so sick of it! Its an 05 ninja 500. Anyone know where I can get an aftermarket one? and does it need to unlock to remove the stock lock? Cause i'll put a drill hole through the bastard if I need to.

Thanks


Maybe try spraying some WD 40 in the key slot and see if you can work it open? You're positive it's the right key? I'm just asking. :D
 

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you need to open the gas lid to replace it. why doesn't it open? is the locking mechanism stuck? try using graphite powder in the lock.
 

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it used to work. i had back surgery recovered for 2 months. drove to a gas station and it will not turn. What exactly is graphite? And anyone know where I can buy a gas cap without a lock online?
 

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also it doesnt open cause it looks completely corroded. i dont think wd 40 will help


Try it...or PB Blaster....that's what it's for to break loose stuff that is corroded. Spray some in the slot and on the key, you may have to let it sit for a while or even over night but then spray some more and wiggle the key and see if it comes loose. Don't go ape shit but wiggle and try to work it free.
 

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Try it...or PB Blaster....that's what it's for to break loose stuff that is corroded. Spray some in the slot and on the key, you may have to let it sit for a while or even over night but then spray some more and wiggle the key and see if it comes loose. Don't go ape shit but wiggle and try to work it free.
choked on my beer laughing!! hahaha. It makes me so frustrated! I will try some wd40 and let it sit. But I still want to get rid of it. Any idea on a good site to get a new one? (without a lock)
 

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ok ill admit it. it worked. now that that problem is taken care of... where can i order a new one? lol
 

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