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Unread 11-12-2010, 06:48 AM   #1
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lost ignition key

i lost my only key to my jeep and i was wondering were do i get a replacement one made. can ace or walmart do it or will they need a copy? any tricks or advice would be great thanks

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Unread 11-12-2010, 06:58 AM   #2
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Places like ACE, and Walmart will need a key to coppy. You might try calling the dealership, I know they can cut keys for newer cars if you give them the vin. However, I don't know if they can do that for older vehicles.

Worst case, just get a new key cylinder w/keys, and swap it in.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 07:07 AM   #3
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The dealer probably won't be able to help you with a jeep that old. You can change the whole cylinder in the column or just have a locksmith cut you one.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:42 AM   #4
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or use a paper clip lol
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:58 AM   #5
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The Jeep dealer can cut one off the vin #. I just had this done about 4 months ago for a customer with a 1990 Caravan. It cost about $11.00.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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I took mine to the locksmith (pop-a-lock) and they can recreate one from your vin.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
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And when you have one made, make copies of it. :-)

My wife has a set of keys to both my Jeeps even though she refuses to drive them. Came in handy when I lost my keys on the paintball field. :-) Someone found them later in the day, but stuff I needed was in the Jeep (I own the PB company, not just a player).

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Unread 11-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #8
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thanks guys for the comments i really would like to save the ignition because it was replaced by the last owner b/c it was wornout so its new i will try the dealership in chattanooga and see what they say. if they cannot cut it can i take the door to a locksmith and get it from the door lock? either way when i do get a key im making like 4 copies of it just in case
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Unread 11-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #9
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Just take the jeep to the locksmith. He can't make one from the door but he can make one from your VIN... that's what they told me anyways. I had thought the same thing... and I have heard them making a key from the door... I guess the place I went couldn't.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 07:22 PM   #10
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scratch that, I'm a moron... no key, no taking the jeep to the locksmith.... they can still make one from your VIN. Just have to take it home to make sure it works.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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thanks dosh i will get the vin tomarrow and go to a locksmith and see what they can do.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 10:00 PM   #12
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idk bout you guys but i start mine with a pocket knife
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Unread 11-13-2010, 10:02 PM   #13
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you could pull the lock cyl out of one of the doors and take it to the locksmith.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 11:11 PM   #14
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you could also replace the lock cylinder its $22 because i dont know how much a locksmith would charge.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/55216_05.htm
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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:35 AM   #15
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you could also replace the lock cylinder its $22 because i dont know how much a locksmith would charge.
Original Replacement Parts 83501971 - Ignition Switch and Keys for 85-89 Jeep® CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler & Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
Probably not a bad idea and if its already been done before the key you just paid to have made from the vin probably wont work anyways. had that problem with a 92 s10.
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