Fortuner Spare wheel padlock





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    Default Fortuner Spare wheel padlock

    Is it necessary to put the padlock back after putting your spare wheel back? My collegue with an older spec Fortuner did not get a padlock on his spare wheel.

    What is the function of this padlock as you need to first open the bootlid before lowering the sparewheel?

    It takes me longer to put the padlock back than it takes to lower the spare wheel, replace the wheel and put the flat wheel back underneath the vehicle.

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    I added a huge padded chain with a padded padlock - if they want to steal your tyre they will - I want them to steal the other guy's spare wheel. I did not put the small lock on i used that for the towbar.
    2011 fortuner 4x4

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    Make sure the lock's key hole is sealed somehow. Mud will block it, preventing you access to your own spare wheel
    Everything is a hammer.
    Unless it is a screw driver.

    Then it it a chisel.

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    iv had this same lock on all my other cars with a inner tube folded over the key hole. I was actually surprised when I took it off the Hilux at how smooth and easy it was to open. its a tri-circle. I decided to go this far after loosing 3 spare wheels 2 of them had a small chain and padlock on.
    2011 fortuner 4x4

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