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Topic # 151812 6-Sep-2014 08:19
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I've bought a car with standard old key, only got one key with it and its a copy. Its fairly worn but works well.
I decided I better get a key cut in case I lose my only key.
Went to mitre 10 got standard key. It *works* , goes in fine but requires a degree of forcing to turn to get it to unlock.
Unless some suggests I should be taking it back, I guess I'll get it for emergency backup and use key supplied with car daily.
I suppose there is always a first time but I've not yet lost or broken a key.

So my questions are, I suppose a computer cut key would work better, but without original key to get 4 digit code, how am I going to figure it out?

Should I take mitre 10 cut key back? Is it likely to be result of worn key copy or poor job copying? Its the first time in ~30 keys cut I've struck one being difficult.

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  Reply # 1122907 6-Sep-2014 08:24
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Keys and locks wear together. Introduce a new 'clean' key and they might not gel together so well. You could try burring the new key a bit more with a fine wire brush, otherwise take it back IMO




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  Reply # 1122923 6-Sep-2014 08:51
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scuwp: Keys and locks wear together. Introduce a new 'clean' key and they might not gel together so well. You could try burring the new key a bit more with a fine wire brush, otherwise take it back IMO


I was thinking that - the new key is quite sharp. I thought after it wore down a bit might come right.

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  Reply # 1123116 6-Sep-2014 13:58
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Yep, take it back and explain the problem. Minor key cutting errors are common and every one I have had they are more than happy to fix.

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  Reply # 1123117 6-Sep-2014 13:59
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IlDuce:
scuwp: Keys and locks wear together. Introduce a new 'clean' key and they might not gel together so well. You could try burring the new key a bit more with a fine wire brush, otherwise take it back IMO


I was thinking that - the new key is quite sharp. I thought after it wore down a bit might come right.

This is usually done at purchase. It might or might not. Let them sort it out.

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  Reply # 1123408 6-Sep-2014 22:37
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Remove 1 of the door locks and take it to a locksmith. They can figure out the key code and make a "new" key. As the problem might be that a ridge on the key might not be tall enough. (worn away)

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