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    Thread: Can a locksmith make a key from a lock cylinder?

    1. Member blau's Avatar
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      03-01-2008 10:03 PM #1
      I've successfully lost both keys to my Porsche. Can a locksmith make a key from one of the cylinders, that I so luckily already have out? If so, abouts how much does it run?

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      03-01-2008 10:06 PM #2
      They should be able to.

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      03-01-2008 10:11 PM #3
      Um, yes. I know I had them make two for a hard bed cover I bought. It didn't take him five minutes.
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      03-01-2008 10:12 PM #4
      He shouldn't call himself a locksmith if he can't make you a new one!
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      03-01-2008 10:14 PM #5
      I remember when mybrother got his first car(89 Aries K car) we went to the local rolling locksmith posted up at a random corner and he made a key by feel. He listened to the pin and cut the teeth lengths with a file. It was kinda cool but scary at the same time. Only took him like 4 mins.

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      03-01-2008 10:47 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by BRealistic »
      Um, yes. I know I had them make two for a hard bed cover I bought. It didn't take him five minutes.

      Yep, I had one made for an old camper shell. The guy must have been 75 years old but he was quick.

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    7. 03-01-2008 11:55 PM #7
      Yes, the tumblers inside the lock cylinder are numbered, and that's what they go by to make the key.
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    8. 03-01-2008 11:58 PM #8
      I think locks and they way they work are amazing...
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      03-02-2008 12:54 AM #9
      I had had some locks for a ski rack setup that I bought but no key. So I took one of the lock cylinders to a locksmith and had a key made for it (all of the locks are the same). It was pretty nifty, but I don't remember exactly how he did it. I think on those locks the pins on the lock would be visible on the outside of the cylinder when the correct key was inserted so that the whole lock would turn when inserted on the ski rack.
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      03-02-2008 01:40 AM #10
      I know that for a while CAA and AAA would do that for you if you had their service and lost your only key.

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      03-04-2008 06:31 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by blau »
      I've successfully lost both keys to my Porsche. Can a locksmith make a key from one of the cylinders, that I so luckily already have out? If so, abouts how much does it run?

      man, im sorry about your loss, but your sense of sarcasm is funny!!

      so did you get the new keys?

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      03-04-2008 06:51 PM #12
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    13. 03-04-2008 07:11 PM #13
      They sure can... Locksmiths scare me in a way... We had one come an unlock our front door... Just your run-of-the-mill Shillage or whatever deadbolt. Took the guy about 3 seconds to pick it. Then he starts looking flustered... puts the tools back in the lock, fiddles for a second, and asks to see the key. So we go get the key, and he sits and looks at it for a few seconds. Then he confesses that the lock was very, very hard to pick, and he wanted to see the key so he could figure out why. I guess it was just a strange cut... But a very, very hard lock to pick takes 3 seconds?

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      03-04-2008 07:17 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by SiviK »
      I remember when mybrother got his first car(89 Aries K car) we went to the local rolling locksmith posted up at a random corner and he made a key by feel. He listened to the pin and cut the teeth lengths with a file. It was kinda cool but scary at the same time. Only took him like 4 mins.

      It is not that scary in that anyone who can do that can make a better living more safely as a locksmith than as a common thief (who typically seeks easy ways in like unlocked doors and windows, kicking in doors, breaking windows, etc.).

      Now, if you are hiding things of extreme value behind your locked doors, you might attract the attention of the rare professional thief (e.g. the kind that steals rare paintings, one of a kind gems, top secret government or commercial information, etc.). But if you have that, you probably have much more elaborate security than an ordinary locked door.


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      03-05-2008 08:18 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by mujjuman »

      man, im sorry about your loss, but your sense of sarcasm is funny!!

      so did you get the new keys?

      Yep, got a pair of new ones yesterday for 20 bones. Thanks for the replies!


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      03-05-2008 08:32 PM #16
      yes.

      had to get one made when someone jacked my keys at the beach. they took my keys but when they found out what car it was for i think they decided to cut their losses. was a 1st gen crx with both front fenders completely rotted away. basically really a beat ass car.


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      03-09-2008 11:02 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by blau »

      Yep, got a pair of new ones yesterday for 20 bones. Thanks for the replies!

      damn did you kill 20 people or was that from 1 person?

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      03-11-2008 11:37 PM #18
      mk4, not easy, MK3 just send me your lock code from a door handle

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      03-11-2008 11:47 PM #19
      just FYI for some other people who might care. with some manufacturers, you can get a key made off of your VIN# at the dealer. of course, you have to show them proof that you own the vehicle before they just make you a key for the VIN# you provide....

    20. 03-12-2008 03:05 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by blau »

      Yep, got a pair of new ones yesterday for 20 bones. Thanks for the replies!

      Quote, originally posted by mujjuman »

      damn did you kill 20 people or was that from 1 person?

      I understand your confusion. I think he meant .02 stacks though.


    21. 03-12-2008 08:19 AM #21
      I know this is resolved, but this is a good little page on the topic to print and stick away in your binders...

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      03-12-2008 09:45 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by medicracer »
      I think locks and they way they work are amazing...

      They are. That is until you see the new generation of locks that can be dynamically rekeyed without taking it apart. I had to rebuild one of those, and the design behind it was out of this world.

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