12-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
I'm working from memory here and might be slightly off, but theres a hole about 1/2" back from the face the key goes in about 1/8" in diameter. you insert a 3/32" drill shank in and push with the key in "acc" and that will release the lock and let you withdraw the barrel. (when you press the drill in and wiggle the key and it finally comes out, you will go "ahh, thats how it fits")
if its not obvious, there is a switch held on the top of the lock assembly with 2 screws, remove that and the hole may be under it, but I honestly can't remember exactly where the hole is on your one, its been a couple of years since I had to change one.
no doubt someone dealing with the Jimny on a regular basis will be able to tell you exactly.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
2008 Swift M15A
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."