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Cool demo. One of those things I still have to do. Thanks
Nice! this should be put in the archive section
I thought I was the only one with a set of those "I'm not a thief" picks!!
funny thing happens when you are a body man, they will sell you things like that.
Hey, that assembly and key look familiar. ;)
Yep instead of sending the lock to Florida my uncle just sent me a little how to. I still owe you that pic though.
I have to do this with my car. I have two questions about how you did this. Are the door locks and trunk lock the same key or is the ignition key supposed to match the door locks? Did you have extra pins or are they all the same but in different orders? Thanks a ton Dave
the door locks and ignition are the same the trunk is a different key. I don't see why the trunk couldn't be key to the other locks though. The only extra pins were the ones to the other lock that I used to get the proper pins. remember the top and bottom pins correspond so don't mix them up I did and I had lots of fun resorting them.
I think in most cases the trunk lock takes a different key blank, with different grooves running along the side of the key, so the two aren't interchangable.
I have a car where the driver door will lock with the key, but not by locking it and holding the handle, and it will open with the handle when locked. Is this the solution?
Thanks all. I'll have to go by trial and error as my ignition key doesn't match my door locks at all.
On its way.
you are right I am looking at a set of keys right now and the grove in the tops of the keys don't line up with one another. I don't know if you could adapt a door lock to fit where a trunk lock fits.
I would think if you can get the ignition lock cylinder out you could figure out what pins you need and rekey the door locks. you might need a few extra locks for parts though.
I would say that your latch might be to blame. In my newport I have to use the key to lock it but in my scamp I can lock it then close the door. Maybe someone put the wrong latch inside? or hooked it up wrong?
I believe they changed it in the early 70's to be able to lock the door without the key. My 70 duster had to be locked with the key as well as all my pre 70 mopars.
I went the easy way with my trunk lock. I got myself a power trunk release from a 80's Diplomat and replaced my manual one withit. My car must have had a power trunk release when it was new because there was a large solenoid mounted to the trunk lid and a push button behind the ashtray. I just had to run a wire to the button.
You can also take the nonmatching lock and your key to a locksmith and have it done. The last one I had done cost me $15.00 and I only had to remove the one lock.
Call the locksmith and see what they will charge to re-key your door locks to your ignition key. If the price is reasonable take out your door locks and have them do it.
true but 15 bucks saved is a 12 pack of decent beer
I definately agree with that. I posted that possibility because some people don't have spare locks to get the correct pins out of or would have to take apart their ignition switch to match the pins.
If you decide to re-key the door locks at a locksmith just remove the locks and take the ignition key with the locks and they will be able to re-key them the same. But like he said it will cost you around $15.00 a Piece. Other than that you can order a set that comes with the ignition and the two door locks new for about $69.00. Shipping Included
thats good to know
Wow,I just got a lesson.You guys are pretty smart.I missed this thread or I would have helped but that's ok,you guys seem to have figgered everything out yourselves,congratulations.=D> Did I mention I've been a locksmith for 35 years?:-D