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Troubleshooting Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock Not Turning To Unlock  

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Model I have - Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set for Flash E Series Ball Mounts. Unable to turn key to unlock - Has not been used/unlocked for two years. Any additional suggestion of how to unseize the lock - Trying WD-40 currently but with cools temps not sure I am making progress. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.

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We have a few different hints on how to help get the key to turn so you can unlock the Fastway Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # FA86-00-3160.

First I would try inserting the key and then lightly tapping the back of the key with a rubber mallet to make sure the key is fully seated. If that doesn't get it done then next use a silicone-based lubricant spay like # RM-747 or real penetrating oil, which will help loosen things up. Do not use WD-40 because that could mess things up internally. After using the lubricant spray try hitting the key with the mallet again.

Worse case if you're still having issues you will need to cut off the lock or have a lock smith come out and get them to take it off.

If you have any further questions please feel to reach back out to me anytime and I would be more than happy to further assist you.

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