Key's can be made for it!!! It's a Pain in the WaZoo though!!!!:L:L:LA co-worker's relative has a '76, and lost his keys. I've never encountered this problem before, and wanted to find out what options this guy has (besides finding the keys )?
It's stamped on the tumbler and the key if you have it!!! Different years and different models they were changed around so that Thieves would have a harder time figuring them out!!I have a book around here somewhere that gives a General,but sometimes it's still hard to figure out!!!(A,B,C,D,E,F,...) i guess these arent interchanable. is there any way to know what type of key a particular vehicle takes?
Key's can be made for it!!! It's a Pain in the WaZoo though!!!!:L:L:L
I have inserted the Right Blank and tried to turn it with a pair of pliers both directions this will mark the blank with the right depth of the tumblers on both sides and then I put it in a vice and cut the Blank with a small File!!! The draw back to this is sometimes it takes a couple Hours to make 1 Key,and it can be a Pain in the Butt to figure out the right blank!!!! But once you have it's easy to have more made!!! There are several different key blanks(A,B,C,D,E,F,G.......) If you want to take the Tumblers out of the column and left door,there are #'s on them and a Lock Smith can cut them off the #'s they usually get about $65. a Key around here!!!I don't know what they would charge in Chi-Town!!!But I'd bet they'd get paid GOOD!!!!hnoes
This is for a different problem Dave,but you will be able to get the Tumblers out with some of these Instructions!!!PS "you don't have to take the column out"!!otflDamn Dave,I can do it in my sleepBut to tell you I'd have to Kill ya!!!otflotflI'll dig out a manual and post it for you, give me just a little time!!!:cool
It depends on years!! If the Door key and Ignition key are the same key, Yes!! But on some years the Door and the Clove box are the same,and some the Ignition and Glove box are the same and the Spair tire carrier and the Door are the same!!! The square key and the round key will not be the same letter on the keys on the same car from the factory!!!thanks junkie. are both keys in a set usually the same codes. reason i ask is i have the original door key but a duplicate ignition key.
Well,I just went to the barn and checked my 78 to be sure, I haven't driven it in 6-8 months,fact is I've not put 500 miles on it since I got my C5!! The door and the spare are the round one the Ignition and the glove box are the square one!! I have the keys the car came with new,and I've been the Only owner!!That's why I always write the key codes down and carry them in my wallet, in case I get in a bind and have to have a key made; have never had to, but there's always a first time. As far as I know, the ignition and door keys have been the same since they went to two keys in 1965, with the glove box and spare tire lock using the other key (but I don't know C3's that well).