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Receiver Hitch Key

My used LR3 came with the receiver hitch attached. There was no key furnished, the dealer tells me that I need to drop $80+/- for a new lock assembly as they can't sell me a key. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Call a locksmith and see if they can make a key for it.

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There is a way to get it off a guy on the disco 3 .uk site knows how


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DISCO3.CO.UK - View topic - Lost my Removable Tow Bar keys


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I tried the locksmith route, they said they didn't have a key to fit it. I don't know if this is some bizarre keyway or what exactly the problem is. I read the Disco3UK thread but couldn't find a solution other than PMing the moderator. I'm not sure how common a problem receiver theft is, but they make it sound like it's a Homeland Security issue. It sounds like I'd better get ready to cough up $80 for a new lock. Sigh.
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Did you send him a PM? I belive it is relativly simple.


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I have the same problem...
Baught my LR3 used and didn't have the Key. I told the sales person to contact the previous owner, but no luck. Guess it'll just stay on the car..
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I have the same problem...
Baught my LR3 used and didn't have the Key. I told the sales person to contact the previous owner, but no luck. Guess it'll just stay on the car..
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Help!!!

I lost the key to my hitch on my LR3, I know I am new to the group but if this would help I run the forum site KayakFishingStuff.com: Closed for Maintenance. Runs on vBulletin as well but so does 70 percent of the others out there.

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I had the same problem that you are running into. I did break down and buy the new lock mechanism, but it was closer to $50. I installed it myself. There is a way to remove the old handle by taking a small nail awl and driving out a pin that goes through the spindle that the handle turns. With that removed you can slide off the locking handle, and replace it with the new one, and then remove your hitch. I hope this helps.
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had same problem i took a small screwdriver put it in the key hole moved it around on the key pins in top of key hole with a small forward rotational force. it is a very simple lock 2 or three pins to line up.
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We have them available. check this:

Land Range Rover Sport LR3 LR4 Genuine Tow Hitch Receiver Lock Key


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Drill it out and buy the part above. This is how I did mine. My locksmith recommended I go this route as well.
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I just purchased a 2008 LR3 HSE and was having the exact same issue. That picture that is posted above really helped me make it simple to remove without having the key. See that silver roll pin in the pic? Well that gets pushed into the green handle when mounted on the hitch...here's a hint, drive that pin out of your existing green handle with a 2.5mm allen wrench and a hammer. You'll figure it out from there. Scary how simple that was

BTW my local LR dealer only wants $22.50 for the handle and lock set.
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Well, I had a similar issue happen in my hitch. I talked to locksmiths etc, all with no luck. I even asked the dealer if they could get it off. No avail. They told me they could drill it out for me, I declined obviously. So, I just drilled it out myself and it popped right off. Ridiculous.
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