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Old 09-30-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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So the Gillig has three types of latches for access panels. 1/4" square, 3/16" hex, and an odd cylindrical type. Does anyone know what type of key works with these? Are they individually keyed, or is there a standard key?

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and a closeup of the latch;
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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So the Gillig has three types of latches for access panels. 1/4" square, 3/16" hex, and an odd cylindrical type. Does anyone know what type of key works with these? Are they individually keyed, or is there a standard key?

Here's one of the hatches;
That cylinder is a lock, not a latch.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:41 PM   #3
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On my TC2000 one key fits compartments another for fuel door

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Old 09-30-2017, 07:42 PM   #4
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It turns out they're not keyed -- I was able to turn them with needle nose pliers and get into the hatches. I'll just replace them with a different style.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #5
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Now that I'm in, I was able to identify the type. It's a Southco E3 "Vise Action" compression latch;

https://www.southco.com/static/Literature/e3.en.pdf

I've ordered the standard tool to open them.
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