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I want to get new keys cut for my car, but I want them cut by number by the dealer. I've looked on the ignotion cylinder, and I didn't see the code anywhere on the cylinder.

Anyone know where I can find that code? :huh:

1992 Taurus SHO, btw.
 

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Originally posted by thsncc1701@Aug 9 2004, 03:05 PM
I have a 93 GL when I first bought the car I read the Owners Manual. It said something about a metal tag. That is issued with the car.
Yeah. Definitely don't have the metal tag. I'm like the 22nd owner or something like that. :lol:
Thanks though. :)
 

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I tried to get the dealer to cut my keys by code but they couldnt do it because the car was old.This was last year and the car was my 96 ford escort and the way they do it is by your vin number. When we bought the 02 taurus it had a plastic card with a code on it to cut the key because it has a chip in it. So I am unsure if your key has a chip in it but you could try and ask the dealer to see if they could do it by your vin number.
 

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What's the difference between cutting by numbers and just taking it to a hardware store to copy it? I know it might be more exact, but still, I don't think the car's gonna care if it's a off a little bit from the wear of the old key.
 

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Well the dealer I went to has the key machine that has the keys layout on computer.So being cut by code just means the machine does it and not a person.It doesnt matter which you get cut as long as it works.
 

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Heh, same here. My key works either way in the driver's door, but in the passenger's door, the Wal-Mart logo has to be facing the front of the car or it won't work.
 

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I had a 92 Buick Park Avenue and the key way improperly cut from the dealer. You had do jiggle, push in and out on the ignition key, and almost force it before it would work. The dealer said The key was cut correctly and would not replace it something must be wrong with our car. Took it to a neighboring GM dealer and they noticed that the whole bottom of the teeth on the key were gouged out and was defective. 2 keys at $30 a piece cost alot just to have a spare key. Check the bottom of the teeth!
 

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I don't think the bottom of the key has anything to do with the lock cylinder. I think the pistons for the lock are on the top part of the lock.

And I thought GM keys only have one row of teeth.
 

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Aug 12 2004, 08:35 PM
I don't think the bottom of the key has anything to do with the lock cylinder. I think the pistons for the lock are on the top part of the lock.

And I thought GM keys only have one row of teeth.
ya they have been using that kinda key. IIRC, when GM started using in dash ignitions, they changed to the double sided? and finally other models used em. Granddads 95 Lesabre is one sided, so is his 89. his 98 Olds Regency is also one sided.
 
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