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 Post subject: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:30 pm 
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Well, my day got a little interesting. My exterior (both doors and hatch) key broke. I am assuming one of the keys is a replacement since the ignition key is different. Any ideas on what to do? Part of me says get a new key assuming its a factory key needed or just replace the locks (which I dont want to).

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:04 pm 
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If that key opens both doors, take the passenger side lock out of the car.
Look at it and write down the TX**** number on it, go to a real locksmith.
Tell them the TX code and they'll cut you a new key.
Get a spare in case you lose or break that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Sorry I forgot to say that I do have a spare. I am just looking to replace the main one so I have two.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:29 am 
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Rapido sells them IIRC.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Here's a pretty awesome key blank that will work:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ford-Logo-K ... 1927307295

Take it to the locksmith and get it cut, easy peasy

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Nice. I think this would be a good spare for the 87 (not the one of issue right now).

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:08 pm 
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ok, so I got the lock out and looking for the TX number... where is it? I cant seem to find it.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Here's the glove box one, you can see TX and four numbers stamped on the barrell:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-NOS-Ford-Si ... LT&vxp=mtr

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:17 pm 
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well, shoot. looking at my lock, it is a replacement. There is no TX number. I guess I can take the lock and remain spare to a locksmith and hope they have a FC7 key.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 pm 
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I'm on business right now, but can sell you OEM replacement blanks for future if interested. Will likely be off grid until mid next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 pm 
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I have used FC7 FC8 and TR40 Toyota keys.
All work fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:58 am 
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Chris_12 wrote:
well, shoot. looking at my lock, it is a replacement. There is no TX number. I guess I can take the lock and remain spare to a locksmith and hope they have a FC7 key.


Which did you remove? Drivers side or passenger side?


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Key
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:15 am 
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Chris_12 wrote:
Driver's


Ok, now go read above...
Then, take out the passengers side door lock and read the TX code.
Go to locksmith and get a key made for that TX code.

May be a good idea since you already have the lock cylinder out of the Drivers side to take it with you and make sure the key you have cut to match the passenger side TX code works in the drivers side lock.


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