I did my liftgate years ago. seem to recall it was more complicated than the door locks, little annoying pins that were barely visible and had to be drifted out etc. but at some point I was able to change the cylinder as described.
I've had pretty good success picking the locks on these to get the old cylinders out. only had to drill one I think.
funny story I wanted an extra key for my SIII and ws killing time waiting for someone in the hardware store so I got the guy to try and match up a key blank to the LR one. We found a Mazda key that had the same end profile. But before cutting the key I took it out the truck to make sure it would go in the lock.
Not only did it go into the lock, it was able to unlock and start the car without even being cut...and it actually solved a problem I was having with the ignition switch where the heater would cut out once in a while until you jiggled the key. Hmmm, wonder what that profile was I kinda miss that truck
Originally Posted by evilfij
I did not get a key with my liftgate and I need to replace the lock cylinder. Do I have to drill it out or is there another way.