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traxxas76
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: new doors came without a key, best options... Reply with quote

i got a set of full doors for my 2002 tj. but they came without keys, can i have the locks re-keyed to open with my ignition key (have the tumblers switched)
i really dont know what my options are.... any help?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call a locksmith and be prepared for your wallet to take a beating.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you can find a way to make friends with somebody at the dealership, you might find somebody that can stamp keys manually. a friend of mine at a chevy dealership would build the locks and memorize the number sequence he put in it. and then instead of using the electronic "key copy machine" he would use a manual one where you had to dial in each number and then "punch" the key out.

that's the only cheap way i know of. otherwise you might be able to look on ebay for a set of locks with keys.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to have the locks re-coded to fit your ignition key but I can't be sure.

I actually ordered new lock cylinders for my TJ, (old ones were shot) and the coding for my ignition key was $12 per lock (Canadian).

My recommendation is to go to a locksmith and state your case. They may have a number of routes you can go.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A locksmith can cut keys for you to match the current cylinders. But if you want the cylinders to match the ignition (like the factory units do) then it'll probably cost you more.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:32 pm    Post subject: new doors Reply with quote

Go to your local jeep dealer parts dept and tell them you need the key code for your model, they will ask for your registration for the Vin number and driver lic, just to make sure the jeep is yours, Take the code to a lock smith and he can rekey your doors to match.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a locksmith maybe I can help.

Yes a locksmith is your best bet here because we do the work as after market.

Try inserting your ignition key into the door key lock cylinders. If they will go in smoothly chances are the cylinders match the key broaching or visa-verser. Now the key may go in but not operate the lock, uh, it won't turn.

With that done (if that works) take the cylinders out of the doors (labor saving cost here) and have a local 'smith remove the face caps and wafers/tumblers and "rekey" the locks. The chrome or black face caps will have to be destroyed in order to perform this but a good 'smith can replace these with new ones for apperance.

If the key will not enter the cylinder you'll need to order new locks by the year of your Jeep and have this same procedure done. The 'smith can do this too.

Will it cost, yes. Obviously this is how we make a living, selling security and convenience making your life a little easier.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: new doors Reply with quote

gragg2001 wrote:
Go to your local jeep dealer parts dept and tell them you need the key code for your model, they will ask for your registration for the Vin number and driver lic, just to make sure the jeep is yours, Take the code to a lock smith and he can rekey your doors to match.


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Getting the key code is a good idea too. Your key may possibly be worn to a point the locksmith cannot sight read, or establish what the original cuts were. In that case the 'smith has to do more work(use more knowledge) and charge you, more money.

BTW, whatever you do, don't go in there exclaiming that you're going to bring them all your business for ever thinking your price will go down. In most cases when I hear that, it goes up, for lying to me.
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