Re: [DML] Cutting Keys
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Re: [DML] Cutting Keys


I wouldn't worry about bringing it to the local hardware store.  Speaking as 
a former "17 year old who also mops the floor" at the local hardware store 
and cuts keys, I can assure you it is not that hard.  Just let them know 
that you only have a limited number of keys and if they don't feel 
comfortable doing it to pass it on to their boss.  Since you have a later 
car with the one-key system (using the longer keys) they should be easy to 
find.  In fact I wouldn't be surprised if they had a dozen on the shelf. 
Look for a generic Ilco X29 or a Volvo VL-5, they are very common.  If you 
had an early car like mine it would be very hard to track down the door key, 
took me several months and I wound up having to buy a bag of ten!  So if 
there's anyone out there that needs an early door key blank, let me know, 
I've got a half a dozen sitting in my drawer :-)

In fact, I've lost all hope for my local "locksmith", I brought my door key 
to him at first and he cut something that wasn't even close.  I could tell 
before it was even in my hand that it wasn't going to work.  But he was an 
older gentleman and was nice enough to keep his doors open a few extra 
minutes for me, so I paid the $2 and left.

But I've since found the right key, cut it myself, and it works great!

Good luck,
Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Parts Pit Mike" <thepartspit@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "DMC NEWS" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: [DML] Cutting Keys

> Hi all,
>  When I purchased 17076 last November she came with one long key which 
> seems to open everything just fine. One of my first purchases for the car 
> was a set of key blanks (2 long one short). I'm now attempting to get the 
> keys cut.
>  I don't want to take this to my local hardware store and have it cut by 
> the 17 year old who also mops the floor. While I was getting my other car 
> serviced at the local GMC dealership I asked if they could do it but they 
> said "no" after a day of scratching their heads.
>  I'm assuming this is now a job for a locksmith? Also I'm assuming the 
> short key blank is for model years before 1983 that needed 2 keys for the 
> car?
>  What is the "key" to this dilemna?
>  Parts Pit Mike
>  CDN Vin 17076

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