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Old 07-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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"Warning: If you take the key out of the Cylinder before you install it in the lock

"Warning: If you take the key out of the Cylinder before you install it in the lock or the cylinder and key set will be ruined."
Shouldn't there have been a note on the part, key ducted taped in?! Of course I took the key out! Right before I went online to see the instructions of installing.
So am I out $40, should I just chuck the thing? I saw this, read it clearly and would follow the instruction to the letter... "Leave key in cylinder when installing." Please advise, thx!
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Take it back and exchange for another one.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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Looks to be the wise choice.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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I "ALMOST" did the same thing a couple months back when I installed the new cylinder. Fortunately, I remembered to re-read the instructions on the web page before I did.

I sent Out Of Doors Mart an email asking them to include a slip of paper in each package with the proper warning and the sales guy assured me they would in the future. This was in early May as I recall. Did you buy yours from OODM?

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Old 07-16-2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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Jim, Yes I did, and I'm returning it. You are correct and they should put a note in it! Or make it VERY clear in the item listing, of which they did not.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:46 AM   #6
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Care to provide some more specifics of which kind of lock we are talking about here and what it fits?

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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Take a photo of it. What happened? Is it disc tumbler or pin tumbler? Maybe we can help. (locksmith)
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This one: KEY + CYLINDER for 1970 to 77 door lock 380341 [380341] - $39.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

Also, almost forgot, be careful when "grinding the post" that you don't cut too much of it off.

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How does the lock get ruined by removing the key? Maybe the only way the little locking tab will depress is with the key in it. I would think it would be a matter of it just not fitting in the hole at that point. I am assuming it does not turn into dust or something like that.

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Old 07-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #10
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Perry, these are questions I'd like answered myself!
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So.. did you get this resolved?
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